Research course

Molecular Cell Biology

Institution
University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Masters by Research (MRes) programmes allow students to undertake a substantial amount of independent research while gaining 20 credits of transferable skills training. The programmes are flexible in nature and allow students to take some additional accredited taught credits, in consultation with their supervisor.

Research projects are available in the field of molecular cell biology including:

  • the analysis of structure, function and dynamics of telomeres in yeast and parasites, and of centromeric DNA in mammalian cells
  • investigation of stress-response networks in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and of micro RNAs during the evolution of developmental processes in Drosophila
  • establishment of the relationship between nuclear structure and function using the giant nuclei of amphibian oocytes
  • analysis of biological membranes, biomaterials and biophysical aspects of cellular interactions as well as filopodia, lamellipodia and stress fiber formation
  • investigation of blood substitutes from microbial cell factories and of artificial gas-carrying fluids for enhancing growth of cells in culture

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559