UCL Systems Biology
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Events and News
Systems Biology Journal club has restarted for the this term. First meeting 29 September >>more
Information about the BBSRC e-Learning for Systems Approaches programme now available >>more
New PhD Programme
UCL has developed a new Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in bioscience and bioengineering. The programme covers all levels of biology, from molecules through to cells and whole animal physiology, and provides training in cutting edge techniques, including bioengineering, data analysis, computational and mathematical modelling, imaging, structural biology and systems approaches >>more
Jennifer Rohn and Buzz Baum (LMCB) "Comparative RNAi screening identifies a conserved core metazoan actinome by phenotype"
Jennifer Rohn and Buzz Baum (LMCB) "Identification and characterization of a set of conserved and new regulators of cytoskeletal organization, cell morphology and migration"
The MRes is aimed at graduates with a strong interest in multi-disciplinary research who wish to undertake a PhD or pursue a career in science in academia or industry. Applications are invited from students whose first degree is in a biological, physical, computational, engineering or mathematical discipline.
The programme consists of a first term of taught courses that provide a broad introduction to biological concepts and systems, and essential background knowledge in mathematical and quantitative approaches:
· Principles in systems biology – introduction to biological systems, molecular biology approaches
· Advanced biological modelling – understanding statistical and mathematical modelling
· Quantitative approaches - basic and advanced statistics and experimental design, genomics, gene expression and function, principles and practicalities in modeling dynamic biological processes
· Research skills – project design and management, presenting research data, communication (oral, posters, writing scientific papers and dissertation)
Further optional courses in both biological and quantitative fields are available to complement previous undergraduate training.
Two research projects take up most of the second and third term. During these projects students will carry out independent original research combining modelling and experimentation. Students will be supervised by researchers at UCL with expertise in both experimental and theoretical approaches.
UCL (University College London) is one of the world's top 5 Universities and one of Europe’s largest and most productive centres of biomedical science. UCL Systems Biology has been established to build on the university’s breadth of expertise across disciplines by coordinating and strengthening interdisciplinary systems-biology research across the university. This new and growing community of researchers at UCL using systems approaches to tackle fundamental biological problems.
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