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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Structural and Molecular Biology

The UCL Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, within the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology provides a vibrant, leading-edge research environment, superb access to technical resources, and world-recognised research expertise. We use state-of-the-art facilities in X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, imaging, biophysical and biochemical analysis, protein chemistry, molecular and cell biology. Our research staff are world leaders in areas such as bacterial secretion, ageing, intracellular signal transduction, limb regeneration, and cellular protein trafficking. In a caring, encouraging and well-supported mentoring environment we challenge every student to excel in their research and to develop additional skills enhancing their employment prospects. Regular guests lecture series, bi-annual retreat and international research symposia provide unique networking opportunities to our postgraduate students.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Structural and Molecular Biology MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Structural, Computational and Chemical Biology - Wellcome Trust PhD FT4,

Student/staff ratios

  • 32 staff
  • 0 taught students
  • 73 research students


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