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Full time | University of Liverpool | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Gastroenterology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology builds on a long and prestigious history and remains a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology.

Laboratory research is based mainly on the University campus in the Henry Wellcome Laboratory of Molecular & Cellular Gastroenterology. We also conduct clinical research and trials at the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital.

Our focus is on “translational” research: taking advances in basic medical research out of the laboratory and into the hospital clinic ‘from the bench to bedside’. This involves a whole range of experimental techniques, from mechanistic studies involving cell-lines through to patient studies and clinical trials.

Our research interests

Investigations in humans and animals which define the biology of GI disease and provide the scientific foundation for the development of new or improved therapies.

Research themes

Our research areas specifically focus on:

  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers - molecular pathogenesis; regulation of apoptosis in the GI tract; the gastrin family of peptides; epithelial glycobiology; development of biomarkers
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – role of immune cells; bacterial factors; the development and assessment of novel therapies
  • Gastric physiology and response to NSAIDs
  • Gut microbiota, enteric infection and bacteraemia
  • Volatile Organic Compounds in GI disease
  • Development and imaging of 3-D ‘mini-gut’ models.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,596

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Students need to pay £25,950 for (lab based programmes), £20,400 for (non Lab based programmes) (2022).

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject. Applicants for postgraduate research study at Liverpool are normally expected to hold a UK first degree with a First Class or Upper Second Class degree classification, or a Second Class degree plus a Master’s degree. Equivalent international qualifications are also accepted, and their equivalence will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided by the National Academic Recognition and Information Centre (NARIC) as well as internal guidance based on our experience of a qualification’s suitability as a preparation for our programmes.