Research course

Comparative Genomics

Institution
University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject

Months of entry

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

Course content

With whole genome sequences being available for numerous organisms across all kingdoms of life, numerous questions concerning genome evolution to gene function, phylogenetic relationships to genetic and metabolic networks, genotype to phenotype of complex traits, can be addressed through comparative genomics. Bioinformatic analysis of related genomes leads to testable hypotheses. Research available covers all of these areas and will use our expertise and resources on genome sequences to yeasts and fungi.


The Centre for Genetics and Genomics and School of Biology are at the cutting edge of many research areas and have state of the art facilities either within or within easy access.

With over £36 million in grants over the current RAE period as well as SRIF funds we have excellent facilities for genomics and post genomics including micro-arrays, sequencing, proteomics, imaging, mouse and zebrafish transgenics, model organisms (bacteria, yeast, worms, flies, arachnids, fish, amphibians, crustaceans and mammals) and bioinformatics.

We also foster interactions and discussions of current research with several internal themed discussion groups which include postgraduates, postdoctoral fellows and academic staff. We provide an environment for pursuing research in a fruitful and productive fashion leading to further development as scientists.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Elizabeth Wilson
Email
life-sciences-pgr@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 846 7286