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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Keele University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

OVERVIEW

PhD: The recent completion of the human genome project has afforded new and exciting avenues for research that define the genetic basis for human disease.

The research seeks to define the molecular basis of cancer and identification of genetic determinants that predispose individuals to particular disease outcomes. Frequently the research groups combine the strengths of collaborations between clinicians and basic scientists, including a focus on primary tissue or patient derived samples. The studies undertaken include both genetics and epigenetics aspects of cancer and a range of cancers (breast, pituitary, ovarian).

In addition, funding from the World Cancer Research Cancer Fund has enabled a study of fetal epigenetics as determined from cord-blood samples at term. Increasingly these types of studies adopt a “whole-genome” approach looking at more than 40,000 genes in single experiments. The equipment housed within our genomics lab and through collaborations allows us to perform these types of studies. In addition these studies are reliant on in-house expertise in medical statistics and bioinformatics.

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 35 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    173 72%

    19th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    24th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    5th

    1

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