University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham


Projects in genetics cover a wide spectrum, from population and evolutionary genetics through to molecular and biochemical genetics; they have the common aim of understanding how the genetic material achieves its functions and how it is passed down through generations. Some of the research involves classic genetic approaches including the isolation of mutants with specific phenotypes and the study of their behaviour in genetic crosses. These studies involve model organisms that include bacteria, yeasts and other fungi, xenopus, zebra fish and mice. Other research in genetics at Nottingham employs molecular techniques and bioinformatics to address fundamental evolutionary problems, the genetic changes that are associated with speciation and the evolution of transposable elements and genome structure. There also projects available in genetics research groups who are focusing on the systems responsible for maintaining gene and genome integrity and securing accurate chromosome transmission in bacteria, archaea, yeast and vertebrates.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2017 - 1 years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2HA East Midlands

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