Please note that this is a provisional list. The selection of modules will not be made until the start of the course. Advice will be given by the Subject Tutors on selection taking into account the interest of the student, relevance to the Research Project and the previous academic experience of the student. Some modules may be appropriate for more than one subject stream.

Genetics - Taught Modules (Select one from the following)

Genes to Disease

Advanced Human Genetics 1: Research Principles

Human Genetics in Context

Subject Stream Tutor

Prof Steve Wilson tel +44 20 7679 3348 (x33348 internal)

Research Interests

Please note that you only choose your Research Project at the start of the course following advice from the subject tutor. The information given here is just to give you a "flavour" of the options and for you to think about the topic that particularly interests you.


Throughout the Division of Biosciences, UCL, which includes the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment and the UCL Genetics Institute, there is great strength in genetics research both in the field of human genetics and in model systems. Examples of current research in human genetics can be found on the following links

Example 1

Example 2

In the last 10 years, the zebrafish has become established as the pre-eminent vertebrate model system for using forward genetics to identify novel gene functions 

Example Project Titles:

Regulators of Asymmetric Neurogenesis in C. elegans

Genetic analyses of novel mutations causing ciliopathy phenotypes

Genetic analysis of the role of an orphan receptor, Ahr1b, in morphogenesis of the choroid fissure of the eye

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