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MRes Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Sciences - Nottingham

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Nottingham Trent University
12 April 2011
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Masters Courses

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MRes Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Sciences - Nottingham

Location: NottinghamCategories: Master CoursesDiscipline: BiosciencesOrganisation: Nottingham Trent University

This course is a collaboration between Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham and has been designed to meet the interdisciplinary nature of the post-genomic technologies field. The course aims to develop individuals with the technical skills and scientific knowledge required by the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent is required in either mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, computer science or a medical qualification or relevant industry experienceLaboratory experience

Course length

one year full-time


Predictive biology is the new frontier in biological science. From plant science to genetic disorders and global health problems, post-genomic technologies offer the ability to predict individual biological behaviour by identifying gene patterns and understanding how genes work in relation to each other.

Post-genomic technology develops the work done on genome sequencing to predict a variety of biological responses, ranging from drought resistance in plants to predicting the clinical response of cancer patients to chemotherapy.

The course aims to develop individuals with the technical skills and scientific knowledge required by the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. It is also beneficial to academic research laboratories investigating the future progression of predictive biology.

This unique and collaborative Masters of Research (MRes) course is run jointly by The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University; both internationally renowned centres of excellence for the teaching and research of bioscience, biomedical and natural sciences. You will study at Nottingham Trent University Clifton campus for the proteomics and transferable skills modules. The rest of the course will be based at the Sutton Bonington campus of The University of Nottingham.


Modules include:
BioinformaticsExperimental DesignGenomicsMetabolomicsProteomicsResearch ProjectSystems BiologyTranscriptomicsTransferable Skills.

What do you study?

The MRes in Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Sciences will provide a comprehensive training package in theoretical biological modelling and its practical applications to state-of-the-art technologies. The course is divided into a taught element covering a period of 12 weeks.

On completion of the taught element the student will then undertake a nine-month research project in a field of study related to post-genomic technologies. The projects will be based in research laboratories at either the University of Nottingham or Nottingham Trent University. Opportunities may also exist for students to undertake their research project in industry.



The technical skills and knowledge acquired from this course will be particularly applicable to industry, since it will investigate how technology can aid drug development and new product pipelines, thereby reducing the product development costs and anticipated time to market.

Both universities have an exemplary graduate employment record. As a Master of Research in Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Sciences, you will have gained an excellent scientific understanding, together with the technical skills required for industry, healthcare or research.

The extensive implications of post-genomic technologies will enable improvements in product evolution, aid the development of personalised medicine and provide new solutions to pollution or disease.

Your training will not only cover the technical side of post-genomic technologies but will introduce you to business management issues, as well as the ethical and societal implications of tomorrow's technology today.

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