Dr Cas Kramer

Lecturer in Genetics Education

Cas Kramer

Contact: Dr Cas Kramer
Telephone: 0116 252 3477

Cas Kramer started his scientific career with a combined BSc+MSc degree in Biology from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. He then worked ‘at the bench’ in the field of molecular biology for over 15 years. He started his research on gene expression in filamentous fungi in a Dutch research institute before being awarded a two-year BIOTECH Fellowship from the European Commission in 1992. With this fellowship Cas moved to the United Kingdom where he continued his career with a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Nottingham, working on the molecular mechanisms underlying the heat shock phenomena. This was followed by a research position on molecular aspects of the fungal circadian clock at the University of Manchester. He then continued his clock research with another three year research contract at University of Leicester in the Department of Genetics.

Cas joined GENIE from the very start, in 2005, when the GENIE CETL was being established within the Department of Genetics. In 2006, he became a permanent member of staff. As Lecturer in Genetics Education Cas's main duties include the development of novel tutorials and new resources for teaching genetics. He lectures genetics, molecular biology and fungal biology in Leicester to Biological Sciences students and Medical students. He was also guest lecturer at Newcastle University and Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Cas is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Cas Kramer is also GENIE’s Outreach Coordinator and as such he is responsible, both academically and logistically, for GENIE’s extensive outreach programme. In that role he also teaches basic genetics to people from all ages, from students from primary schools, secondary schools and colleges, to science teachers and adults from the general public. Since December 2014 Cas is Head of Public Engagement for the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. 

Dr Cas Kramer ’s current GENIE projects include:

Educational Videos
DNA Structure and Sequencing Tutorial
Student Science Helps Health Scheme
Engaging Undergraduate Students in Outreach Activities
Development of Student-centred Problem-based Group Exercises: Small Group Teaching on a Large Scale
Genetics in the Community
GENIE Student Network
HERO (Health Education Reaching Out)
Primary Partnership
CPD for Science Teachers

Working with the Cancer theme to develop public engagement events

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