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Study where Mendel did his groundbreaking work and where Watson and Crick discovered DNA's structure. This program will begin in Brno, Czech Republic, where you'll visit the site of Mendel's work, see the Mendel Museum, and visit Mendel's birthplace. Whil
Location:
Cambridge, United Kingdom; Brno, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 8/10/2013 End Date: 9/8/2013

COURSES
Biological Sciences 101 - Genes and Gene Expression (4 units): Nucleic acid structure and function; gene expression and its regulation; replication; transcription and translation; transmission genetics; molecular evolution. Prerequisite: course 1A and 1B, or 2A, 2B and 2C (2C may be taken concurrently); Chemistry 8B or 118B or 128B (may be taken concurrently); Statistics 13 or 100 (recommended) or 102 or 130A or equivalent (may be taken concurrently).
AND
Molecular and Cellular Biology 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units): Field study credit



Study where Mendel did his groundbreaking work and where Watson and Crick discovered DNA's structure. This program will begin in Brno, Czech Republic, where you'll visit the site of Mendel's work, see the Mendel Museum, and visit Mendel's birthplace. While there you'll visit Vienna, Austria where we'll see the Mendel Research Institute and University of Vienna. Finally, we'll move to Cambridge University where you'll study molecular genetics. You'll hear from multiple researchers and see how molecular genetics is practices in each locale we visit through excursions to world-famous genetics research institutes.

Excursions and Day Trips

Vienna, Austria
Brno, Czech Republic
Cambridge, UK


Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
Description of England from Lonely Planet:

Throughout its long history, it's been a green and pleasant land, a sceptred isle and a nation of shopkeepers. It's stood as a beacon of democracy and a bastion of ideological freedom, as well as a crucible of empire and a cradle of class oppression. Magna Carta, the King James Bible and the welfare state were all dreamt up here, but then again so were beer bellies, Bovril and Mr Bean. It's a nation of tea-tippling eccentrics and train spotters, of dog lovers and footy fanatics, of punk rockers, gardeners, gnome collectors, celebrity wannabees, superstar chefs, free-wheeling city traders, pigeon fanciers, cricket bores and part-time Morris Dancers. To some it's Albion. To others it's Blighty. To many it's the most eccentric, extraordinary and downright incomprehensible place on earth. Welcome to England.

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