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Molecular Biosciences MPhil

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    Start date: To be confirmed; Duration: 1-2 years.

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Molecular Biosciences is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Biosciences research programmes

Molecular Biosciences focuses on the molecular mechanisms underpinning biological function. The Division has a broad strength that spans biochemistry, structural and synthetic biology, cell biology, molecular genetics and developmental biology. The groups within Molecular Biosciences focus on a variety of biological systems including Drosophila, yeast, Arabidopsis, tobacco, Dictyostelium, and mammalian cells, and have a growing strength in the use of post-genomic and systems approaches to solve biological problems.

Molecular Biosciences is an innovative, well funded and cohesive Division with excellent modern facilities for a broad range of techniques. It has close links with Chemistry in structural biology and with Physics in the development of advanced imaging technologies, and collaborates globally with academic and industrial partners. Research within Molecular Biosciences has a broad impact in areas including increasing our understanding of basic biological systems, improving diagnosis and therapy for human diseases and the development of novel commercialisable technologies.

Research

Research within the Division includes engineering protein structure and function, gene regulation, chromatin function, molecular genetics of development, cancer biology, and basic cell biological processes, such as cell division, cell death, cell signalling, motility and chemotaxis.

The spectrum of research activities includes:

  • gene function and expression in Drosophila muscle and heart differentiation
  • regulation of gene expression in Drosophila spermatogenesis
  • regulation of mRNA translation in time and space in Drosophila development
  • molecular basis of sensory systems and extracellular signalling
  • genome-wide chromatin analysis to study gene regulation and DNA repair
  • control of GSK-3 mediated cell signalling and protein complexes Wnt signalling and breast cancer
  • control of Dictyostelium chemotaxis and morphogenesis
  • regulation of protein and lipid trafficking
  • pollen-pistil interactions and membrane trafficking in plant reproduction
  • molecular and cell biology of the plant cell cycle
  • metabolism and function of lipids in plants
  • Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in health and disease
  • regulation of plant senescence and stress responses

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 103 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 66%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    69th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    96th

    17

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