Cellular Pathology and Molecular Genetics, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12070
    Tuition (Year)
    5200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Our research interests involve molecular mechanisms that underpin the pathogenesis and aetiology of mammalian diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease and chronic myeloproliferative diseases.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Our research interests involve molecular mechanisms that underpin the pathogenesis and aetiology of mammalian diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease and chronic myeloproliferative diseases.

Current projects include:

  • investigation of cryptic genomic biomarkers in human patients with myeloproliferative disease
  • investigation into the mechanism by which human recombinant erythropoietin (rHuEPO) modulates glycoaminoglycan turnover in a nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-dependent porcine explant model of rheumatoid arthritis
  • the molecular genetics of the melanocortin receptor (MC1R)
  • the role of transglutaminase enzymes in cell cycle control and cell death
  • cellular biology of natural products including drugs and antioxidants
  • mechanisms underpinning glycation chemistry in models of oxidative disease states.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

The Cellular Pathology and Molecular Genetics Group occupies two fully dedicated, tissue culture laboratories and one molecular biology research laboratory on-site in our Cambridge campus. Specialist features include our own dedicated flow cytometer and access to gene sequencing facilities on site. Post graduate research is supported by two full time research assistants.

Training courses in a variety of key biological techniques, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and cell biology are available on site, together with an established formal programme-long training portfolio in scientific wring and related skills.

Facilities

Our facilities include:

  • tissue culture (developing cell transfection expression systems)
  • different cell lines (Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts, HepG2 hepatocytes and CAKI-2 kidney cells)
  • flow cytometry
  • FISH - Fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • PCR genetics (real time PCR and standard PCR)
  • biochemistry (i.e. SDS page / Western blotting)
  • DNA sequencing facilities.

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Academic Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to the degree of MPhil or MPhil with possibility of transfer to PhD will normally be required to hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a university, or any other institution of higher education in the UK with degree-awarding powers or a qualification which is regarded by Anglia Ruskin as equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12070 International
  • EUR 5200 EU/EEA

Home/EU £4200; Overseas £9,800

Funding

Apart from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Useful links include the Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS).

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