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Biological Sciences (Functional and Comparative Genomics) PhD

Biological Sciences (Functional and Comparative Genomics) PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Genetics Biology (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The research spans the biological sciences from genes and their regulation to whole organisms and ecosystems. We work with viruses, bacteria, fungi, animals, insects, plants and humans using state-of-the-art technologies, bioinformatics and mathematical models. Comparative genomics represents the analysis of DNA sequences from different organisms, allowing us to understand how individuals differ or species have diverged.

This approach underpins studies ranging from evolutionary and population biology to the analysis of changes that result in cancer development or the identification of critical genetic factors relevant to personalised medicine.

Functional genomics is the application of DNA sequence data to determine how organisms and specific processes work, whether through the identification of specific genes, monitoring gene expression globally (transcriptomics and proteomics) or facilitating the direct analysis and manipulation of specific genes and proteins. Our research aims to understand how biological systems are functionally integrated within the context of the whole organism using the most recent advances in genomic and post genomic technologies.

A doctoral degree is awarded to students that have demonstrated the ability to conceptualise, design, and implement a substantial research project that results in new knowledge, applications, or understanding in their field of study. During your research, you can expect to draw on direct clinical and observational experience to produce an original thesis of 80,000-100,000 words. You'll be part of a research group which matches your research interests. Research groups offer opportunities for cross-disciplinary research collaboration, as well as support and expertise for your research.

Different course options

Full time | University of Liverpool | 4 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,327

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students will need to pay £22,000 (Lab based programmes) and £16,700 (Non Lab based programmes).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need a good (2:1 or above) Honours first degree in an appropriate science subject as a minimum, which, preferably, will be relevant to the area of interest.