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Qualification type

DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine

Subject areas

Cell Biology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Cell biology encompasses research of the cell and its organelles' structural and functional roles, physiology, signalling, cell stress, cell communications, and its applications to the diagnosis and therapy of disease. We integrate expertise in cell biology, structural biology, signalling and the use of model organisms.

Overview

We're a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology, with expertise in all aspects of modern physiology.

Our experimental approaches involve biochemical, behavioural, electrophysiological, molecular, structural and state-of art imaging (such as multiphoton confocal, spinning disk, light sheet and 3D electron microscopy) applied to mammalian cell systems and also to model organisms such as Caenorhabdities elegans, Drosophila melanogaster, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Dictyostelium.

Our exciting and dynamic research environment benefits from increasing collaboration with academic clinicians looking for cell-based and cell targeted therapies.

Research interests focus on:

Neuronal cell and synaptic biology, including developmental cell biology and how neuronal intracellular signals are translated into physiological responses
Role of cellular chaperone proteins in protection from damaging challenges and biological stresses
Role of key cell signalling pathways (e.g. NFKappaB, Wnt, Erk1/2, AKT etc.) and intracellular messengers (calcium, IP3, cAMP etc.) in health and disease
Calcium signalling in health and disease, including current focus on the role of calcium signalling, mitochondrial function and bioenergetics in pancreatitis and regulated secretion.
Cell cycle control/ regulation
Stem cell biology
Cell biology of inflammation and infection
Systems physiology, including the cancer microenvironment, gastric cell physiology. Also Immune and cancer cell invasion biology
Development of fundamental model systems that can be used for understanding cell responses, damage/stress, cell-cell and cell-matrix communications
Cell receptor dynamics, endosome trafficking and vesicular transport
Autophagy and phagocytosis
Smooth muscle cell physiology, with research in reproductive physiology, ureteric microvessels and respiratory tract.

Different course options

Full time | University of Liverpool | 2 years | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

28-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)

£23,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.