Research course

Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You should have some research experience and be able to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the field you propose to study.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Closely allied with the Institute of Cell Biology, our group studies the structure and impact of biomolecules, from their atomic structure and assembly into molecular machines, to studying how molecular signals are transduced in animals and plants.

We offer a combination of world-class facilities and training that sets us apart as one of the premier centres for this type of research in the UK. You’ll be supported by well-published staff who are leaders in their field and will benefit from a comprehensive programme of seminars, symposiums, distinguished visitors and social events.

Our groups investigate molecular structure using techniques such as biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray crystallography, computational structure prediction and cryo-electron microscopy. We also cover the full panoply of methods for protein production and biological characterisation.

The Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology's labs are highly active in deciphering the molecular events that drive growth and development. By combining experimental and mathematical modelling approaches we are able to gain a more holistic ‘systems level’ understanding of molecular signalling.

A growing area of our research is the development of technologies that combine chemical library generation with proteomics and high-speed imaging methods to allow identification of new ligand-protein interactions.

Through links with the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, we aim to make a real impact on healthcare through drug discovery projects.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Programme Administrator
Email
gradbiol@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 7366