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Biosciences (Research)

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
English
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Program description

Bioscience research at Newcastle is part of the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences. We integrate traditional bioscience disciplines to investigate the steps from genotype to phenotype. Our research also incorporates chemistry, biophysics and eukaryotic-microbial models.

We offer MPhil, PhD and MD supervision in all of our main research areas. You will join a vibrant research community of about 100 postgraduate research students in the Institute. You will work in one of our established research groups alongside postdoctoral researchers, senior students and staff. You will be encouraged to present your work in the Institute and at scientific meetings.

Our staff are successful in attracting postgraduate funding from diverse sources, such as:

•UK Research Councils, including a BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership
•Industrial CASE awards
•charities
•UK and international government initiatives.

Our results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 were exceptional. We were ranked 1st for research output amongst all UK submitted university biosciences departments (UoA5 - Biological Sciences Unit of Assessment). In the overall scores, the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences (UoA5) was 5th out of 44 UK submissions.

Our research is divided into four themes, each linked to a research group.

Bacterial Cell Biology Group
Epithelial Biology Group
Proteins: Structure, Function and Evolution Group
Sensing, Signalling and Expression Group
Pharmacy.

Placements:
The Intern Scholarship Scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills by working in industry, the public sector or a charity. These internships are available following submission of your thesis.

Some UK research council-funded studentship programmes, such as CASE studentships and DTP studentships, offer industrial or other work experience training as an integral part of the programme.

Our Postgraduate Student Association, the Postgraduate Network in ICaMB (PAN!C) organises an annual Careers Symposium. Guests have included speakers from industry (pharmaceutical and biotechnology), small and medium enterprises, medical charities, patent and trade mark attorneys, and national newspapers.

A number of successful spin off companies have been created by institute staff. This is testimony to our intellectual and innovative capacity, and our ability to translate biosciences research to the industrial setting.

Facilities:
Research in the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences is supported by a wide range of facilities, including services and equipment for:
•cell imaging
•high throughput technologies
•bioinformatics and proteomics
•transcriptomics and X-ray crystallography
•proteomics and biological mass spectrometry.

Underpinning our status as a world leading research institute was the construction of the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (CBCB) that was opened in 2010.

About this institute

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a world-class research and teaching university, ranked in the top 200 of the world’s best universities. We are proud to have been awarded Gold status by the UK government in the Teaching Excellence Framework in recognition of our provision of consistently outstanding teaching,...


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