Assignment topic : Briefly summarise the properties and paradigms of DNA and RNA-based vaccines. How could we possibly develop an effective and safe HIV vaccine?
This Assignment is to produce a tailored report which reflects your investigations into a selected topic within Genome research. This report must bring together many different pieces of information and ideas from a variety of sources and show an in depth understanding of the selected topic.
It will be marked as indicated below
Introduction to the topic 15%
Does the student understand the context of the work and informed us of the background work that has previously been undertaken
Main body of text 40%
Scientific knowledge presented clearly and correctly. Does the report show a good synthesis of ideas.
Conclusions/demonstration of importance of work/ future direction of work 20%
Harvard style, reward variety of sources.
Reward - +10%
Any approach which shows innovation/high quality of presentation, referencing or content.
Punish - -10%
Word limit 3500-4000. Punish below3500 or above [url removed, login to view] outcomes:
79-100% A grade
69-78% B grade
59-68% C grade
50-58% D grade Pass
40-49% E grade
1. Critically appraise the current level of knowledge about gene and genome structure and how the latest methods of analysis are used to analyse DNA.
2. Demonstrate understanding by reviewing and assessing the value and power of genomic wide orgasnism studies.
3. The critical application of molecular and bioinformatic techniques to various specialisms such as biomedical science.
Submission of work
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Your assignment should be handed in at the student office on the ground floor of MI building. It should have a barcoded front cover (available via eVision) and be neatly presented, preferably in a suitable plastic cover. Any item handed in must have, clearly written on the front:
your name and student number
the module number, title and the module leader's name
the date of submission
Penalties for late submission of coursework
Standard University arrangements apply. ANY late submission will result in the grade 0 NS being allocated to the coursework.
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