University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Closely allied with the Institute of Cell Biology, our group studies the structure and impact of biomolecules, from their atomic structure and assembly into molecular machines, to studying how molecular signals are transduced in animals and plants. We offer a combination of world-class facilities and training that sets us apart as one of the premier centres for this type of research in the UK. You'll be supported by well-published staff who are leaders in their field and will benefit from a comprehensive programme of seminars, symposiums, distinguished visitors and social events. Our groups investigate molecular structure using techniques such as biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray crystallography, computational structure prediction and cryo-electron microscopy. We also cover the full panoply of methods for protein production and biological characterisation. The Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology's labs are highly active in deciphering the molecular events that drive growth and development. By combining experimental and mathematical modelling approaches we are able to gain a more holistic 'systems level' understanding of molecular signalling. A growing area of our research is the development of technologies that combine chemical library generation with proteomics and high-speed imaging methods to allow identification of new ligand-protein interactions. Through links with the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, we aim to make a real impact on healthcare through drug discovery projects.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2020 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2020 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Programme Administrator (Cell Research)
Telephone number: 
01316507366