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Pharmacology Masterclass

The lab hosts a Masterclass for Year 12 students from across the region. The theme is smooth muscle. The class is held on a Saturday in March and provides practical experience with smooth muscle contraction, microscopy, and measurement of intracellular Ca2+ signals. Staff are also available to answer queries about university admission and the Natural Sciences, Medical and Veterinary courses at Cambridge. There are also opportunities to visit our research labs and to tour Pembroke College.

This event is open to students in Year 12. Applicants must:

  • Have achieved A* or A in GCSE Biology or GCSE Dual Award/Combined Science.
  • Be studying A-level Biology*, as well as another science subject at A-level.
  • Be intending to apply for, or be considering applying for a science degree at university.

*or other qualification at this level e.g. International Baccalaureate

Schools are contacted in January with application details for the Masterclass. Teachers who would like to receive further information about the event should contact Dr Emily Taylor ( before mid-January. The handbook for the most recent class is available here. We are unable to consider further applications for 2014 because the class is already oversubscribed.

Cambridge Science Festival

The Masterclass is held on the same day as the Cambridge Science Festival’s ‘Science on Saturday’, which involves a host of mostly free events for visitors of all ages. Details of the next Festival will be posted on the University web site early in 2014.