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Molecular Biology PhD/MResQueen's Medical Centre
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Location: Queen's Medical Centre
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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University of Nottingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The department uses molecular approaches to study a wide range of model and innovative biological systems. Currently projects are available in research groupings that are investigating eukaryotic gene expression and vertebrate embryogenesis, including aspects of the development of the nervous system, germ cells and stem cell maturation, and the behaviour of cellular systems with respect to the many interactions of macromolecules within cells and their membranes. In addition there are projects to study in microbes the systems responsible for maintaining genome integrity and securing accurate chromosome transmission in bacteria, archaea and yeast, as well as the basis of bacterial motility, there are also projects concerned with the biology of fungi in relation to their stress responses and to their interactions with their environment in general, as well as with the use of fungi as cell factories for the production of proteins and pharmaceuticals. Finally there are projects in research groups studying ion channels, receptor-mediated carcinogenesis and ecotoxicology that use natural and synthetic toxins to dissect the properties of signalling molecules in nervous and muscle tissues and employ cutting-edge techniques to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of toxins and the mechanisms of disease.
2.2 degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject; professional experience may also be considered; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Nottingham.
About this university
The International Office is the main place for international students to visit when they arrive at the university. It is staffed by a dedicated team of advisors that are there to help with the many issues that can arise from living and studying in a different country. They can help with matters such as immigration and visas, financial advice and family concerns. They are also on hand for matters such as employment and academic difficulties. They organise regular events and even trips to allow students from outside the UK to make the most of their time in the country and to see all that the UK has to offer. There is even help and advice for after studies have finished and students are looking for work. The Students Union are responsible for the organisation of some 190 student clubs and societies along with some 75 sports clubs. There is a student run newspaper as well as a professional sound and lighting company for events in the area. It holds a regular RAG organisation, the largest outside the US, which raises over Â£1 million each year for good causes. There is a Student Volunteer Centre and an international volunteering project as well as working in the larger community.