Congratulations to the two MPLS projects which featured as winners of these new awards.
An Introduction to Computer Programming for Life Scientists
Staff and DPhil students from MPLS's Doctoral Training Centre developed this course, which takes life-science students with very mixed experience and backgrounds and gives them the skills and confidence to be able to start doctoral research secure in the knowledge that programming is now a task they can do, should they care to.
The design, implementation and evaluation of a truly integrated chemistry practical course for undergraduates - the first in the world?
The three traditional branches of chemistry (inorganic, organic and physical) have generally been taught independently of each other. Here in Oxford, these divisions were exacerbated with teaching laboratories housed in three separate buildings. With the connected, interdisciplinary nature of research in chemistry in mind, the team sought to create and implement a unique and cohesive practical programme to strengthen the links between the branches, whilst also expanding the teaching to include computational, biochemical and analytical techniques.
PGCert Portfolio Prize
Congratulations also to Dr Vicky Neale for being one of only three teachers at the University to be awarded a PGCert Portfolio Prize.