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Molecular Genetics

University of Glasgow

12 months
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About

The research in the Molecular Genetics programme of the University of Glasgow lies at the interface of organismal, functional and systems biology.

Overview

Why this programme

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.

The staff of the Molecular Genetics programme of the University of Glasgow 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.

Programme Structure

Research areas

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level
  • Final or current degree transcripts including grades (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Two references on headed paper and signed by the referee
  • Research proposal, CV, samples of written work as per requirements for each subject area

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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