The MRes in Biomedical Research - Molecular Basis of Human Disease provides training and teaching in multidisciplinary approach to understand disease mechanisms. The emphasis of the MRes is on a broad range of training from structural and chemical biology to clinical applications in order to gain knowledge across the biological scales from atoms, molecules to whole cell/organisms on pressing human diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, metabolic and cellular disease as well as pathogen infection and resistance.
Like the other MRes streams, this course exposes students to the latest developments in the field through two research projects that are complementary in training, with one focusing on molecular mechanism while the other one on disease pathways and/or clinical applications. This course is further supplemented by lectures, tutorials and seminars.
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 Section and Division. -Demonstrate practical and intellectual dexterity in the research project elements. -Develop an appreciation of cutting edge technologies addressing molecular mechanisms and current understanding of key diseases pathways and mechanisms. -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 common to all MRes streams. -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.