For #BS2058, I was just going over Dr. Willmott's Topoisomerases lectures and correct me if I am wrong: phosphotyrosine links form to hold DNA in place by gyrase. The hydrolysis of ATP would lead to the breaking of dsDNA which introduces a gap in the molecule. DNA is passed through the gap thus initiating supercoils. Does that sound plausible? :)
I met up with my personal tutor to talk about my final year project. Now I have to do some reconsideration of the choices I have made because I did not realise how bad some of them were. Competition for those limited places is on!
Finally finished with all of the practicals for this academic year. Where did all the time go? Just had the first ever #BS2058 Proteins The Machinery of Life practical..quite straightforward but very long and it could get very confusing.. :)
7 hours break between first and next lecture..Itinerary for today: continue with #BS2058 revision for timed essay next week and then work on problem sheet for #BS2026 for tutorial session this coming Thursday. Hope everyone is having a good day despite the sun not being here.. :)
It has only been 2 weeks into the term and I feel like it has been forever. With so much work to do, I find that there isn't just enough hours in one day but I am definitely making the most out of it because Biological Sciences is just amazing! Hope you guys are coping well with workload.. :)
I had my first practical of the day and it definitely reminded me of the good old #BS1005 days.. We had to look at ascospores and score how many mutant/wild type forms there were per fruiting body. It was such a depressing task for my part because we didn't get to see much but it was fun doing it.. :)
Tomorrow is my first day back to uni and I already have a 6 hour practical. It's okay considering that I love the genes practicals. It sort of makes me nostalgic for first year's #BS1005 and second year's #BS2009 practicals. :)
Hello fellow friendfeeders, I have not been feeding for nearly a month now but definitely it will be back to being a daily-must. Hope everyone found their exams went well. Now that exams are over, we could set our gears onto second semester. Well done everyone! :)
#BS2009 Domain duplication leads to the elongation of the genes encoding for antibodies (correct?) When the different isoforms of antibodies are formed, do I then attribute this to domain shuffling? I am really confused...
I just want to greet you amazing students and staff of Biological and Medical Sciences a very Merry Christmas..Hope you are all enjoying your holidays and for my fellow students, happy revision to you... Let's all pass our exams shall we? :)
Will be having my last day tomorrow. I finally finished doing the last of the tutorial questions and practical write-ups for this semester and the year 2010. Quite sad that the semester is now finished but at least there is Christmas to look forward to. Revision plan will be done soon to make sure I get everything.
These last few weeks will be a very busy week. I hope everyone is doing great with assessments and revision. Do have some break as well because it's nice to work with a fresh and well-rested mind! Keep it up you hardworking students of BioSciences.. =)
I am just finishing accommodation tour training for the Leicester Ambassador..I think it will take some time to sink everything in considering that I have not lived in any of the halls at all..It was nice to meet a few first year BioSciences students as well.. :)
Even though I am aware of the fact that I am predominantly a visual learner, I have come to realise that I am definitely more of an auditory learner than kinaesthetic as I played back the lecture recordings and started to build up on my notes. Suddenly, things are beginning to make sense and motivation to start revision has kicked in! :)