Research course

Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)

Institution
University of Liverpool · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

Entry requirements

A good (2:1 or above) Honours first degree in an appropriate science subject is required as a minimum, which, preferably, will be relevant to the area of interest.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Our research theme is the molecular basis of therapeutic targeting.

This theme deals with the identification and study of key biological macromolecules that influence disease processes, or change in response to pathological conditions. By understanding the underlying causes of a disease, the outcome can often be manipulated to control disease symptoms and/or eradicate the disease.

Many diseases arise from problems in how cells communicate:

  • Between the cells themselves (central to many neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s and depression)
  • In the way that they respond to different external conditions (stimuli)
  • In the interactions of the biological molecules (mainly proteins) within cells at local or distal (eg metastatic) sites.

The broad expertise of the researchers working on this theme helps extract basic knowledge and its therapeutic use in collaboration with clinicians, chemists, and industrial partners.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927