University of Cambridge
This is a research course under individual research supervision, which leads to a thesis; the unit has 3 major scientific aims: to understand the fundamental processes taking place in mitochondria; to understand the involvement of these processes in human diseases; to exploit knowledge of these fundamental processes for the development of new therapies to treat human diseases; topics include: ATP synthase, understanding the molecular mechanism of how ATP is made; bacterial complex I, the structure and function of bacterial respiratory complex I; bioinformatics, understanding mitochondrial processes by using computer modelling and simulation; mitochondrial carriers, transport of metabolites, cofactors and ions across the mitochondrial inner membrane; mitochondrial complex I, understanding the molecular mechanism of complex I and its roles in human disease; mitochondrial diseases, the replication and maintenance of mitochondrial DNA; mitochondrial dysfunction, targeting molecules to mitochondria, mitochondrial radical production and redox signalling; mitochondrial genetics, discovering the genetic links between mitochondrial dysfunction and human disease; proteomics, the mitochondrial proteome; in addition to the course fee (university composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.
Students should indicate in a letter of application the project or projects and supervisor(s) in which the student has an interest, attach a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of 2 academic referees.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 7,035 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cambridge University||Cambridge||CB2 1TN||East of England|