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MRes in Biomedical Research (Microbiome in Health and Disease)


Course Description

Course Overview

The Centre for Digestive and Gut Health at Imperial College London has developed this unique MRes stream course, which provides core training in microbiology, nutrition, hepatology and microbial signalling, as well as analytical technologies. Students will learn about multidisciplinary approaches to systemic understanding of the gut microbiome and developing new targets for disease prevention and treatment.

This course exposes students to the latest developments in the field through two mini-research projects of 20 weeks' lab time, supplemented by lectures and journal clubs. The MRes course provides specific Gut Health teaching in microbiology, nutrition, microbial signaling and liver and gastrointestinal diseases, as well as analytical technology teaching aligned with the MRes in Biomedical Research. In addition to structured teaching, the MRes year consists of two 5-month laboratory research attachments.

Course Objectives

Students will gain experience in applying technologically advanced approaches to biomedical questions. Individuals who successfully complete the course will have developed the ability to:
• Perform novel laboratory based research and exercise critical scientific thought in the interpretation of results
• Undertake two research projects in line with the multidisciplinary culture of the Centre
• Demonstrate practical and intellectual dexterity in the research project elements
• Develop an appreciation of cutting edge technologies discovering host-microbial communication and current understanding of this association in human health and disease by attending the taught course elements
• Be able to interpret and present scientific data
• Be able to interrogate relevant scientific literature and develop research plans
• Be able to write a grant application, through the taught grant-writing exercise
• Be able to write and defend research reports through writing, poster presentations and seminars
• Exercise a range of transferable skills by taking a minimum number of short courses taught through the Graduate School

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For more information about the Centre for Digestive and Gut Health, please visit http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/centrefordigestiveandguthealth/

For more course information, please contact Dr. Jia Li (see the contact details above)

For online application, please visit https://apply.embark.com/grad/imperial/

Visit the MRes in Biomedical Research (Microbiome in Health and Disease) page on the Imperial College London website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Faculty of Medicine Dean's Master's Scholarships - 8 Awards

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates from the UK and EU who have the potential to become leaders in their field.Successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid for by the Faculty of Medicine.Candidates are expected to be able to provide evidence of outstanding academic ability. This will usually mean being among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK Honours degree or equivalent.An applicant who does not meet this requirement (e.g. holds a second class undergraduate degree, is a health professional who did not undertake a degree course, or is from a non-traditional background) will be considered if they are able to demonstrate that they have outstanding academic potential and substantial experience relevant to their chosen subject area.The deadline for scholarship applications is Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition fees

Eligibility

Available to Home/EU students planning to study a full-time or part-time Master's course run by Imperial's Faculty of Medicine in the 2017/18 academic year.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants will need to first apply for a Master's programme run by the Faculty of Medicine. They will then need to complete an online form. Please see the Faculty of Medicine Master's Dean's Master's Scholarships page for more information, or contact Gemma Williamson - [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/study/postgraduate/deans-masters-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

The Dr Jean Alero Thomas Scholarship - 2 Awards

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates from the UK and EU who have the potential to become leaders in their field.Successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid for by the Faculty of Medicine.Candidates are expected to be able to provide evidence of outstanding academic ability. This will usually mean being among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK Honours degree or equivalent.An applicant who does not meet this requirement (e.g. holds a second class undergraduate degree, is a health professional who did not undertake a degree course, or is from a non-traditional background) will be considered if they are able to demonstrate that they have outstanding academic potential and substantial experience relevant to their chosen subject area.The deadline for scholarship applications is Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition fees

Eligibility

Available to Home/EU students planning to study a full-time or part-time lab-based Master's course run by Imperial's Faculty of Medicine in the 2017/18 academic year.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants will need to first apply for a lab-based Master's programme run by the Faculty of Medicine. They will then need to complete an online form. Please see the Faculty of Medicine Master's Dean's Master's Scholarships page for more information, or contact Gemma Williamson - [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/study/postgraduate/deans-masters-scholarships/



Entry Requirements

A first or upper second class honours degree in an appropriate science subject

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