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Genetics and Genomics PhD, MScR

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21, 01-OCT-21, 10-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Research profile

Research in the Division of Genetics and Genomics aims to advance understanding of complex animal systems and the development of improved predictive models through the application of numerical and computational approaches in the analysis, interpretation, modelling and prediction of complex animal systems from the level of the DNA and other molecules, through cellular and gene networks, tissues and organs to whole organisms and interacting populations of organisms. The biology and traits of interest include: growth and development, body composition, feed efficiency, reproductive performance, responses to infectious disease and inherited diseases. Research encompasses basic research in bioscience and mathematical biology and strategic research to address grand challenges, e.g. food security. Research is focussed on, but not restricted to, target species of agricultural importance including cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep; farmed fish such as salmon; and companion animals. The availability of genome sequences and the associated genomics toolkits enable genetics research in these species. Expertise includes genetics (molecular, quantitative), physiology (neuroendocrinology, immunology), ‘omics (genomics, functional genomics) with particular strengths in mathematical biology (quantitative genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, modelling). The Division has 18 Group Leaders and 4 career track fellows who supervise over 30 postgraduate students.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,700per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 100 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    185 84%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    80th

    8

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