Why this programme
The research in the Cell Engineering programme of the University of Glasgow covers topics such as protein folding in the secretory pathway, regulation of membrane traffic, control of cell cycle, cytokinesis, compartmentalization of cellular signalling and cell engineering.
The Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment at Glasgow is a new entity (2018) arising from the merger of the Centre for Cell Engineering (CCE) and the Microenvironments for Medicine (MiMe).
Our goal is to apply the knowledge gained from our research to address key issues affecting (stem) cell biology. Our research is centred on exploring how cells respond to their environment by changes in behaviour, differentiation, metabolism and various aspects of development.
The Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment at Glasgow adopts an interdisciplinary approach across the Institute of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology (MCSB) in the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences and the Bioengineering Group in the School of Engineering, which is part of the College of Science & Engineering. Cell-environment interactions, cell signalling, stem cell biology, cell, and protein structure and function at interfaces, bioengineering of gene regulation by microenvironments, nanoparticle technologies, synthetic biology to guide cell adhesion, cell sorting and translational approaches to take finding to clinical application.
Research topics are allied to ongoing research within the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment. Some projects are related to basic science and other projects are more focused on translational aspects of our research, but all projects integrate with our existing research themes. A variety of multidisciplinary research approaches are applied within these research programmes, including biomedical engineering, protein engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, polyomics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics), biomaterials, bioinformatics and synthetic biology, as well as cellular imaging of biological functions.
Specific areas of interest include:
- bioengineering the microenvironment
- engineering approaches to control gene expression
- bio-engineered interfaces
- biomaterials, scaffolds and 3D printing
- protein structure and function
- protein engineering and application
- cell sorting and characterisation
- stem cell maintenance and differentiation
- nanoparticles for theranostics
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 122 other Masters in Bio & Biomedical Engineering in United Kingdom
- A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent
- For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level
International23950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National4596 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.
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