Research course

Cell Biology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Cell Biology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Cell Biology.

Advances in cell biology are at the cutting edge of biological research. The Faculty has considerable breadth and expertise underpinned by state-of-the-art facilities in confocal, electron and light microscopy.

Research is focused on understanding the molecular basis of cell division, signal transduction, organelle biogenesis and protein targeting, differentiation, adhesion and secretion. These investigations are carried out using a diversity of model animal, plant and microbial systems such as Drosophila, Caenorhabditis elegans, Xenopus, Arabidopsis thaliana, E. coli and yeasts, along with mammals, parasites and crops.

Examples of research topics include:

  • Cytoskeleton and control of the cell cycle;
  • Molecular mechanisms of chromosome segregation;
  • Mechanisms oftranscription and DNA repair;
  • Animal and plant apoptosis;
  • Tissue development;
  • Protein targeting;
  • Protein translation, translocation and secretion;
  • Adhesion and the extracellular matrix;
  • Cellular responses to stress:
  • Vascular development in plants;
  • Ultrastructure of eukaryotic microbes and fungi;
  • Host immune responses.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 5608