This programme involves the integration of structural biology and bioinformatics approaches in order to understand the activity of proteins, including enzymes, antibodies and receptors, at a molecular level. This understanding provides a platform for techniques such as structure-based drug design, biocatalysis and protein engineering, which are the basis for many recent advances in biotechnology.
The MRes provides a unique mix of taught components, extended laboratory projects, literature reviews and preparation of a grant proposal based on a research dissertation. It gives students an insight into a range of state-of-the-art research activities and techniques, and provides generic, transferable skills training needed for all early stage researchers. The programmes also address the scientific, ethical and commercial context within which the research takes place.
All of the MRes programmes can be studied as the first year of our Integrated PhD programme.
- Biology & Biochemistry ranked 2nd in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013 - 90% of our research judged to be internationally recognised, excellent or world-leading - Our current research funding portfolio stands at £14 million, supporting internationally excellent research in the bioscience
What will I learn?
MRes degree programmes are designed for graduates who are contemplating a research career and who may go on to study for a PhD or to a position in industry involving interaction with research scientists.
Since graduating, our students have gone on to employment or further research at institutions in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
Recent employers include:
Morvus-Technology Ltd Janssen-Cilag Royal United Hospital, Bath Ministry of Defence State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University AbCam Salisbury Foundation Trust Hospital BBSRC Lonza