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Cellular and Molecular Physiology PhD

University of Liverpool

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    Full time 2-4 years. Applications are open all year round.

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Cellular and Molecular Physiology focuses on understanding how molecular and cellular processes give rise to complex physiologic functions. We have expertise in all aspects of modern physiology, ranging from the regulation of gene expression to cell, tissue and whole organism biology.

Overview

We have a long and prestigious history and are a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology. We're developing collaborative ways to address important physiological questions, providing vital translational links to clinicians at the bedside.

Research in this program includes study of molecular structure and function, molecular interactions and cell signalling through to complex cellular phenotypes and communications that underlie the integrated functions of the tissues and organ systems comprising higher living organisms. Research extends from molecular, biophysical and computational methods to developmental and post-genomic physiologic strategies, with model organisms ranging from bacteria and yeast, to fruit-flies, worms, mouse and man.

We particularly welcome research proposals that match those of our researchers, including:

  • Cell physiology, with a focus on intracellular signalling, vesicular transport and the cell cycle
  • Systems physiology, including the cancer microenvironment, gastric physiology, stem cell biology and developmental physiology
  • Smooth muscle physiology, with research in reproductive physiology, ureteric microvessels, respiratory physiology and disease
  • Intestinal epithelial cell biology in health and disease
  • Neuronal signalling, integrating expertise in cell biology, structural biology and the use of model organisms to investigate aging, neurodegeneration and addiction
  • Calcium signalling in health and disease, which is currently focused on the role of Ca2+ signalling, mitochondrial function and bioenergetics in pancreatitis and regulated secretion
  • Vascular biology, including the therapeutic use of vascular stents
  • Mechanisms of infection and immune cell response
  • Cancer cell biology, including role of stroma/immune cell microenvironment; cancer cell invasion, migration and metastasis.

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University information

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and 'Hello International!' welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 73 31

    35th out of 100 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    144 65%

    24th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    39th

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    16th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    145 66%

    26th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    40th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    64th

    8

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