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Sex Differentiation Begins During Early Development

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:04:57 +0000

Males and females look different from each other, and these sexual dimorphisms are the result, largely, of sex differences in the expression of certain genes. Typically, scientists have studied sexual dimorphism in sexually mature adult animals, as this is the lifestage where differences are most apparent. However, many sex-specific phenotypes arise from sex-biased development, so […]

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Extinction and Species Declines:Defaunation in the Anthropocene

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:35:52 +0000

We are in the grips of a mass extinction. There have been mass extinctions throughout evolutionary history, what makes this one different is that we’re the ones causing it. A recent review paper from GEE’s Dr Ben Collen discusses the current loss of biodiversity and suggests that our main concerns are species and population declines, […]

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Evolving Endemism in East Africa’s Sky Islands

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:16:32 +0000

The World’s biodiversity is not evenly distributed. Some regions are hot spots for species richness, and biologists have been trying better to understand why these regions are special and what drives evolution and diversification. A recent paper by GEE’s Dr Julia Day and recent PhD graduate Dr Siobhan Cox, investigated the diversification of White-Eye Birds […]

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Predicting Extinction Risk:The Importance of Life History and Demography

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:46:17 +0000

The changing climate is no longer simply a concern for the future, it is a reality. Understanding how the biodiversity that we share our planet with will respond to climate change is a key step in developing long-term strategies to conserve it. Recent research by UCL CBER’s Dr Richard Pearson identifies the key characteristics that […]

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The Importance of Life History and Demography
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It Pays to Be Different:Evolutionary Distinctiveness and Conservation Priorities

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:15:25 +0000

The world is currently experiencing an extinction crisis. A mass extinction on a scale not seen since the dinosaurs. While conservationists work tirelessly to try and protect the World’s biodiversity, it will not be possible to save everything, and it is important to focus conservation efforts intelligently. Evolutionary distinctiveness is a measure of how isolated […]

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Taught Masters

Taught Masters are offered full-time over 12 months. The programme of work is divided into three parts: compulsory core modules, optional modules and a dissertation project based on an original piece of work.


MSc in Genetics of Human Disease

This MSc is run by the UCL Genetics Institute (UGI) within GEE. The course provides students with in-depth knowledge of the genetics of human disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through the development of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. They will also get a strong grounding in cutting edge research methods and techniques used by scientists.

MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine

The MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine, run by the UCL Genetics Institute (UGI), brings together the academic and clinical strengths of pharmacology, biochemistry and genetics at UCL. It provides an in-depth knowledge of pharmacology of drugs and the consequences of drug treatment. Students will learn about the approaches taken to study population groups and how this knowledge can be applied to improve human health.

MSc Computational and Genomic Medicine

(starts in September 2015)

The new MSc in Computational and Genomic Medicine, run by the UCL Genetics Institute (UGI), is a unique programme in the UK. It aims to provide students with general knowledge of Bioinformatics as well as to equip them with the specialised knowledge and skills required to use post-genomic data for predicting and defining the genetic basis of various human diseases. These allow students to be able to analyse human genomic data to develop innovative diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches. It will provide an integrated view of computational and genomic science research and in-depth knowledge and skills of different research techniques in these fields.

Other MSc offered by the Division of Biosciences

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