This programme provides in-depth training in the tools and technologies of post-genomic science and their application to biomedical research. There is a particular focus on using the outputs from functional genomic technologies for the analysis and modelling of biological pathways, networks and systems. To reflect the rapid developments in this new era of integrative biology, the programme fosters an interdisciplinary approach with inputs from bioinformatic, computational and biophysical sciences. A key feature is the application of genomic and proteomic technologies and 'biochip' readouts for the definition of disease-related pathways in biomedical and clinical research projects.
The MSc equips students for further independent research in this field, and for research careers in academia and industry. Graduates will gain excellent research and analytical skills applicable to a wide range of disciplines across the biomedical, clinical and biopharmaceutical research spectrum.
Key features of the programme include:
Opportunity for hands-on research using genomic and proteomic technologies Application of functional genomic technologies in biomedical research Experience of biological pathway mapping and systems biology Biochip applications in post-genomic research and medicine Experience of data handling and analysis Exploring pathway biology in biomedical, clinical and pharmaceutical studies. Interdisciplinary biomedical research