Research course

Cell Signalling

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Biomedical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMRes

Entry requirements

PhD - 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

MRes - 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The programme consists of a combination of research skills training provided by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Postgraduate Training Programme, together with supervised independent research, leading to completion of a PhD or a Masters by Research (MRes) thesis.

You'll enjoy expert supervision, extensive training, leading-edge facilities, strong industrial links with major pharma companies and the opportunity to undertake short commercial placements. The school encourages students to present their own original research as abstracts and oral and/or poster communications within the school and at national and international scientific meetings.

School members undertaking a research degree in cell signalling form part of the Cell Signalling Group. Their aim is to utilise the advances being made in molecular genetics and cell biology to study the regulation of cell signalling pathways in healthy and diseased human tissues. The major research themes within the group are:

  • Molecular Pharmacology and Cell Biology of Cell Surface Receptors: molecular pharmacology, regulation and signalling of G-protein-coupled receptors and tyrosine kinase-linked receptors
  • 'Cross-Talk' Between Different Intracellular Pathways: synergistic interactions between G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs); interactions between GPCRs and tyrosine kinase receptors; cross-cascade signalling of proteins involved in gene transcription
  • Single molecule analysis of ligand-receptor interactions using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy: research on the development of fluorescent ligands for GPCRs
  • Use of bimolecular fluorescence complementation to investigate protein-protein interactions: investigation of receptor trafficking and receptor-effector interactions.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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