Biological, chemical or physical sciences degree, second class or better.
Months of entry
The MRes in Structural Biology is an intensive, high-quality introduction to research in structural and computational biology, which are key to the dissection of macromolecular 'machines' and cellular pathways of medical interest.
This course offers both taught components and extensive research experience for students with backgrounds in biological, chemical and physical sciences. It is particularly suitable for those who wish to gain both theoretical and practical research experience in the techniques of structural biology or biocomputing.
Our research areas include:
- Molecular chaperones, amyloid fibrils, pore-forming toxins
- M. tuberculosis, cytoskeletal proteins
- Signal transduction, bacterial pathogenesis and DNA replication
- Electron microscopy, cytoskeletal dynamics and function
- Electron cryo-microscopy; electron tomography and image processing; development of methods for recognition and separation of heterogeneous molecular complexes; bacteriophage assembly; structural analysis of the transcription factor p53
- Hsp90, the kinetochore
- DNA repair
- Protein folding and misfolding, in particular at the point of synthesis on intact ribosomes
- Viral protein-nucleic acid interactions.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Student Advice Service
- +44(0) 20 3907 0700