DNA Masterclass


Dr Amanda Cain is Deputy Admissions Tutor and a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Structural & Molecular Biology.

In 2011 she was awarded a Provost's Teaching Award for making significant contributions to the advancement of teaching and learning at UCL by developing novel teaching initiatives.

She also plays an important role in the Outreach activities of UCL, in particular, over-seeing lab tuition for groups of secondary school pupils. 


 Dr Chris Taylorson is Admissions Tutor for biochemistry and biotechnology degrees.

He is also the Biosciences Division admissions lead - responsible for overseeing admissions processes and open days and for co-ordinating Outreach activity. He is also the Affiliate student tutor.

Chris carries out much Outreach activity both within UCL and independently, including Summer Schools, Master classes for both schools and mature students, school visits, UCAS days and general talks on how to apply to university.


The pupils were from the Learning Schools Trust and were aged 12 - 14 years.  They were taught how to produce a DNA restriction.  The purpose of these Masterclasses is to spark an interest in science and also to introduce the pupils to a university.