University of Glasgow

Systems Biology

4.5 excellent 3 opinions
University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology PhD
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
Start Different dates available
  • PhD
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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Systems Biology draws on the strengths of molecular and cell biology to try to build an integrative picture of how organisms work. Implicit in the approach is big data (coming from imaging, microarray, RNAseq, proteomics or metabolomics, for which we are very well equipped), together with mathematical and computational biology to draw higher-level insights. Systems biology also works very well with genetic model organisms, such as yeast, Drosophila or Arabidopsis; or in human biomedicine.

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4.5 25/05/2019
About the course: I enjoyed a lot, things were improved in a great manner.I feel great I joined the place and it would stress a lot, courses offered were great and they helped a lot.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 24/05/2019
About the course: I am extremely glad and increasingly appreciative of each and every day that I learned at my college. The courses that I am doing are truly fascinating and I am having some good times.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.0 23/05/2019
About the course: I enjoyed my course and the University is great, there were some difficulties and I received a lot of support. Thanks for everything. I enjoyed my time in all.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Course programme

PhD programmes in Systems Biology last 3-4 years with research topics being allied to ongoing research within the Institute, the majority of which are basic science projects. A variety of multi-disciplinary research approaches are applied, including biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, materials science, polyomics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics etc), bioinformatics, structural biology, microscopy and imaging techniques. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Modelling organ specificity in the plant circadian clock
  • Post-genomic insights into tissue function and control in Drosophila
  • optimising recombinant protein expression and secretion in mammalian cells
  • Systems biology approaches of stress-induced plasticity of the mitochondrial intermembrane space
  • Light control of local and long distance phytohormone signalling in Arabidopsis
  • Quantitative systems biology of membrane transport and cellular homeostasis
  • Systems biology of gas exchange and photosynthesis, from molecule to the field
  • Materials and metabolomics for identification of stem cell fate modifying metabolites
  • Analysis and integration of large omics datasets

Additional information

All Postgraduate Research Students are allocated a supervisor who will act as the main source of academic support and research mentoring.You may want to identify a potential supervisor and contact them to discuss your research proposal before you apply.

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Current supervisors

  • Prof Michael R Blatt
  • Prof Neil J Bulleid
  • Dr John M Christie
  • Dr Matthew J Dalby
  • Prof Julian A Dow
  • Prof Hugh Nimmo
  • Prof Kostas Tokatlidis
  • Dr Pawel Herzyk

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