The MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine provides students with high level research training within the six research departments contributing to the programme. The programme is divided into strands and students choose a strand that matches their research interests; this then becomes the over-arching area of their research projects. The strands are:
• Biology of Cancer
• Cellular and Molecular Physiology
• Drug Safety
• Health Economics
• Medical Sciences
• Molecular and Clinical Gastroenterology
• Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
• Nanomedicine and Biostatistics
• Stem Cells, Tissues and Disease
• Women’s, Children’s and Perinatal Health
The twelve month, full-time programme is structured to allow for 3 hours lectures per week whilst the rest of the day is spent in the lab or carrying out other research project related work.
Students undertake 3 research projects that comprise of 10 weeks of lab work followed by 2 weeks to write a report. Students also present either a poster or talk at the end of every research project. During the project, students are encouraged to suggest experiments, design experimental protocols, as well as being taught subject specific techniques and advanced knowledge in transferable skills. The research projects will include at least three different research techniques to enhance experimental training skills that need to be clearly stated at the end of each project.
The morning lectures relate to state-of-the-art research techniques, application of knowledge in scientific and clinical areas, and the development of personal and professional transferable skills. Important and innovative parts of the transferable skills students take part in include the following workshops “IP and Commercialization (our own version of Dragon’s Den)”, Demonstrator Training and “Writing a PhD Studentship”, as well as taking part in debates for public understanding of science.
Further information, including current handbook, for the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine programme can be found on our webpage: http://www.liv.ac.uk/translational-medicine/postgraduate/mres/
or email [email protected]
For 2016 entry we have 20 bursaries of £2000 each, providing partial funding of the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine programme. For further information and a bursary application form please contact us at [email protected]
For students considering continuing on to a PhD, the Institute offers full and part funded competitive PhD studentships for those who successfully complete the MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine. All MRes students will be contacted about these studentships.
can be made here: http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying/
. If possible, please indicate in the application your top 3 preferences for strands.
4. Brief Strand descriptions:
Biology of Cancer
Both fundamental (dissecting the roles of specific oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes, and their signalling pathways etc) and translational (more patient oriented) research projects are offered. Projects maximise skills in the key research techniques of molecular biology, protein biochemistry, microscopy, and statistical analysis of patient data sets. http://www.findamasters.com/search/CourseDetails.aspx?CID=25470
Expertise available includes methods for developing nanoparticles as drug delivery vehicles, in vitro characterisation of nanoparticle interactions with biological tissue, in vivo assessment of nanoparticle pharmacokinetics, distribution and safety, multivariate and multilevel data analysis, and mathematical modelling of nanoparticle behaviour. http://www.findamasters.com/search/masters-degree.aspx?course=25471
Expertise available includes methods for evaluating biomarkers, survival data analysis, multivariate and multilevel data analysis, personalised dosing algorithms, construction and analysis of complex networks using interactive bioinformatics tools, and mathematical modelling of relevant biological processes. http://www.findamasters.com/search/masters-degree.aspx?course=25471
Drug Safety is an exciting branch of experimental science that combines Pharmacology and Toxicology which informs how to design safer drugs through knowledge of mechanisms of adverse drug reactions. http://www.findamasters.com/search/CourseDetails.aspx?CID=25476
Molecular and Clinical Gastroenterology
The strand provides excellent opportunities for laboratory and clinical research focusing on the pathogenesis of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in humans and animals. We focus on “translational” research that will take advances in basic medical research out of the laboratory and into the hospital or veterinary clinic. http://www.findamasters.com/search/CourseDetails.aspx?CID=25475
This strand covers a wide spectrum of research interests, encompassing studies of the basic cellular and molecular properties of neurons and neuronal signalling, analysis of the neurobiological basis of health and disease, exploration of the structure and function of the human nervous system using MRI brain imaging, and investigation of the characteristics and underlying mechanisms of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders in clinically-orientated research projects.http://www.findamasters.com/search/CourseDetails.aspx?CID=25472
Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
This strand provides the opportunity for acquisition of research skills and knowledge across modern pharmacological issues. This encompasses fundamental mechanistic studies and clinical analyses to understand the mechanisms that underpin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for therapy of infectious diseases, cancer and CNS disorders. http://www.findamasters.com/search/CourseDetails.aspx?CID=25476
Cellular and Molecular Physiology
This strand covers a wide range of different research areas, from fundamental studies of the cell cycle to translational work on mechanisms of adverse drug reactions. The various research areas share a common aim in trying to understand complex physiological phenomena at the cellular and molecular level. http://www.findamasters.com/search/CourseDetails.aspx?CID=25473
Stem Cells, Tissues and Disease
This strand is focussed on stem cell research and the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie a variety of human diseases. The research programmes span from single cell-based studies investigating the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, to whole organism-based preclinical studies investigating the therapeutic potential of stem cells in disease. http://www.findamasters.com/search/CourseDetails.aspx?CID=25477
Women’s, Children’s and Perinatal Health
This strand covers a wide range of different research areas, from laboratory based cell biology work, clinical trials to systematic reviews. The various research areas share a common aim in trying to understand health and the disease related to women’s, children’s and neonatal health. http://www.findamasters.com/search/CourseDetails.aspx?CID=25478
The Medical Sciences strand involves three separate projects in different areas of medically relevant research, and so may appeal to students who do not wish to specialise in one single research area. The three projects can be drawn from any of the wide range of research areas covered by staff within the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM). This new strand is primarily designed for intercalating medical or dental students, but is also available to non-clinical students. http://www.findamasters.com/search/masters-degree.aspx?course=25474
1st, 2:1 or 2:2 science degree (or international equivalent). The minimum English Language requirement for EU and international applicants is IELTS = 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 88-89. Intercalating students are required to successfully complete their fourth year of study.
2016 tuition fees not yet set, please enquire for more information. (Bursaries available)