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Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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24700 GBP/year
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About

The Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology programme from The University of Edinburgh offers 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. 

Overview

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.

During the Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology programme from The University of Edinburgh, 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.

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.

Facilities

Your work will benefit from our strong links with a number of on-site research centres, including the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, SynthSys, the Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology, the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, and the Centre for Translational and Chemical Biology.

We offer outstanding laboratories, equipment and training, particularly in the areas of protein production and characterisation, cryo-EM and macromolecular X-ray crystallography, mass-spectrometry, robotised qPCR, real-time bioluminescent imaging and plant phenotyping.

Programme Structure

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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. 
  • You should have some research experience and be able to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the field you propose to study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £12,350
  • Home: £2,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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