Toxicology is an expanding field with good career prospects. The MRes is a 1-year full time programme (commencing in late September) that aims to provide a research-orientated extension of a molecular biology background into the subject of molecular mechanistic toxicology. We strive to provide a lively, highly interactive teaching and research environment and training is provided by members of Academia, Industry, Hospitals and Government Institutes.
The research based MRes comprises of 2 taught modules, an extended library project and a 6 month research project.
Toxicology Research at Birmingham
The programme is coordinated by the School of Biosciences, which is recognised internationally as a major centre for both teaching and research in toxicology. Molecular Toxicology is a major component of the School's Molecular Pathobiology research theme. Specific areas of active research include:
- Mechanisms of cell toxicity - Cellular proliferation and differentiation - Environmental genomics - Molecular biomarkers of genotoxicity and stress responses. - Non-genotoxic carcinogens and intercellular communication - Role of environmental and genetic factors in neurological disease
Funding: MRC and NERC grants as well as partial fees bursaries from the School may be available.
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2:1 Honours degree with a substantial component of Molecular Biology
£4,121 FT, £2,061 PT (UK/EU); £17,910 (overseas)
Recipient: University of Birmingham
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