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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme combines the most exciting developments in advanced microscopy and quantitative image analysis for the study of key biomedical questions. Upon completion, students will be an ideal position to pursue a successful career in academia, as well as in the microscopy or pharmaceutical industry.

A deep understanding of the molecular mechanism at the basis of physiology and disease is key to develop novel treatments for diseases such as cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer's. The recent development of innovative microscopy and computational methods like super-resolution microscopy and artificial intelligence has opened up unprecedented opportunities to study fundamental biological processes directly in living cells and organisms in ways that were unimaginable only a few years ago.

This programme aims at training the next generation of biomedical and biophysical scientists with a highly interdisciplinary profile, capable of combining the most recent developments in advanced microscopy, image analysis and computational approaches to extract highly quantitative information from dynamic biological systems.

This is an exciting programme that combines lectures and seminars by world-leading experts in microscopy, probe design and image analysis with real life examples of their applications to investigate important biomedical questions. These will include the mechanisms that allow our cells to communicate with each other, the development of innovative drugs, and the study of the molecular pathogenesis of diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer. The programme will include a substantial proportion of practical sessions and workshops on state-of-the-art commercial and custom microscopes for single-molecule, super-resolution and light sheet imaging as well as hands-on training with advanced software for quantitative image analysis and modelling. Moreover, students will have the opportunity of selecting a research project of their own in one of our world-leading research groups to apply what they have learned to a relevant biomedical question of their choice.

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Application deadline

09 September 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 23,580per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

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