A leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology.
The experimental approaches of the Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration programme from University of Liverpool involve biochemical, behavioural, electrophysiological, molecular, structural and imaging techniques applied to mammalian cell systems and also to model organisms such as Caenorhabdities elegans and Drosophila melanogaster. We complement these studies with work at the level of the individual protein and also by studying conserved mechanisms in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Together these research programs provide an exciting and dynamic research environment which benefits from increasing collaboration with The Liverpool Neuroscience group, including clinicians working in neurology.
The research infrastructure of the Institute of Translational Medicine is designed to give researchers access to world class facilities in the best possible environment.
Our centres, facilities and resources give us the ability to drive biomedical research from patient samples to the laboratory bench and vice versa from newly generated drug compounds into clinical trials. They provide powerful, productive collaborations between experts within the University and organisations worldwide.
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Research areas specifically focus on:
- Neuronal cell and synaptic biology
- Mechanisms underlying the exocytotic release of neurotransmitters
- Formation of neuronal cytoskeleton and neuronal networks during development
- State-of art imaging and optogenetic techniques in primary neurons
- Structural basis for target protein recognition by neuronal calcium-binding proteins, including how neuronal calcium signals are translated into physiological responses by calcium sensor proteins
- Role of heat-shock and other neuronal chaperone proteins in protection from damaging challenge (e.g. alcohol or nicotine exposure) and from neurodegeneration (such as Alzheimer’s disease)
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- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are open all year round.
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Neuroscience View 996 other Masters in Human Medicine in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International18450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18450 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.
- EU/International lab based: £24,250
- National - £2,250
- EU/International - £12,125 (lab based), £9,225 (non Lab based)
Living costs for Liverpool
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.