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Molecular Genetics PhD/MSc (Research)

Molecular Genetics PhD/MSc (Research)

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Genetics

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our research lies at the interface of organismal, functional and systems biology. Our principal investigators are internationally-recognised for their research on insect functional genomics, mechanism and application of DNA-rearranging enzymes, the translational genetics of myotonic dystrophy and related unstable DNA disorders and systems biology including ‘omics analysis and computational frameworks.

OVERVIEW

Our staff have leading expertise and funding in human and model organism research including Drososophila melanogaster and microbes; as well as ‘omics - genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics. They utilise a multi-disciplinary approach within the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (MCSB) with core links to Glasgow Polyomics; and have good external links with industry. Research in molecular genetics has strong alignment with the broad areas of agriculture and food security; bioscience for health; and industrial biotechnology and bioenergy.

Research topics are allied to ongoing research within the institute. Projects can be related to either fundamental or translational science including clinical science and sustainable agriculture. Multi-disciplinary research approaches applied within the molecular genetics research programme include molecular genetics (human, Drosophila and microbial genetics), biochemistry, molecular biology, systems biology, ‘omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics), bioinformatics and synthetic biology, as well as cellular imaging of biological functions using advanced technology. Specific areas of interest include:

  • modelling kidney disease in Drosophila
  • insect neuropeptides and GPCRs
  • ‘omics and network modelling in Drosophila
  • designer recombinases for genome engineering
  • DNA rearrangements for Synthetic Biology
  • topoisomerases and DNA topology
  • mutational dynamics of unstable DNA in human disease
  • new approaches to transcriptomic data analysis
  • computational frameworks for omics data integration

Our PhD programme provides excellent training in cutting edge technologies that will be applicable to career prospects in both academia and industry. Many of our PhD graduates go on to research positions in academia, as well as to industry, and to policy and government organisations.

We have strong research connections with international collaborators. Funds are available through the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences to allow visits to international laboratories where part of your project can be carried out. This provides an excellent opportunity for networking and increasing the scientific knowledge and skill set of our PhD students.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 3 years | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

14-SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,920

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more