Research course

Pathway Medicine

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, September, April

Course content

The central goal of the Division of Pathway Medicine (DPM) is to integrate post-genomic science with medicine in order to provide a better understanding of disease processes. This will provide the basis for the development of new medical innovations for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. To do this the DPM promotes multidisciplinary interactions between science and medicine.

The DPM has two main research themes:

  • Pathway biology of infection and immunity. This involves the study of host-pathogen interaction in immune cells and the modelling of molecular pathways that control immune cell function in health and disease. Techniques and approaches utilised in this theme are also being applied to the study of other disease processes.
  • Biochip medicine in systemic response to disease. This programme involves the development of advanced biochip techniques and platforms for translating genomic and pathway research into clinical healthcare. This is a highly disciplinary approach involving the integration of biological and physical sciences with medicine, engineering and computational science.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Douglas Roy
Email
douglas.roy@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 242 6279