At present MyCIB offers 2 masters degrees: Integrative Systems Biology and Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Sciences. We will be developing further short courses in the future.
We are now accepting applications for the academic year 2011/2012. Apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
MSc in Integrative Systems Biology
Integrative Systems Biology is an exciting, new and developing field of study and research. It involves the production and application of predictive mathematical models, collaboratively developed by scientists with varying backgrounds, such as Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computing, Medicine, and Engineering. The models produced are mathematical descriptions of actual biological systems and are used to understand and find solutions to problems facing society, both currently and in the future. Specific models are being developed across the life sciences spectrum, including Industrial Microbiology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Agriculture and Environmental Biology. Problems in scientific areas as diverse as cancer research, pharmaceutical research, bioremediation, drug metabolism, bacterial gene regulation, heart and lung disease, obesity, biofuels, food security, and even the effects of global warming on crop yields are currently being addressed using the multidisciplinary integrative biology approach.
This Masters course in Integrative Systems Biology teaches the students a good core knowledge of most of the Systems Biology techniques. It must be noted that a graduate generally does not possess an advanced expertise in all areas required for a career that spans multiple fields. This course addresses this and aims to give the student an appreciation and "working knowledge" of other disciplines, which is becoming more important in both Academia and Industry. This facilitates cross-disciplinary communication and understanding, enabling graduates to contribute effectively to solving problems of major importance in Science. Therefore the overall goal of this programme of study is to provide graduates with the core skills required to work effectively in a multidisciplinary "Systems Biology" scientific environment.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Masters of Integrative Systems Biology programme, please email Dov Stekel. Please find the following poster detailing the Masters modules: MSc Integrative Biology Poster
MRes in Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is the application of information and computing technologies in the biological sciences. It particularly includes the handling and analysis of large biological data sets generated by genomic and post-genomic technologies using computational techniques including software development, databases, world wide web, algorithmic, machine-learning and statistical analysis and high-performance computation.
Modern research biology uses technologies that generate large data sets ubiquitously; however, there is a global shortage of individuals with both the biological background and computational skills needed to engage actively in bioinformatics research.
This course seeks to address this shortage by providing students with the advanced skills and knowledge needed to carry out research in the interface between computer science and biology. The course specifically focuses on the applied element of bioinformatics, providing students with the opportunity to undertake their research project in areas of international excellence within the School, including food security (eg crops, farm animals and microbial pathogens) and bioenergy.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Masters of Research in Bioinformatics programme, please email Dov Stekel.
MRes in Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Sciences
Offered jointly with Nottingham Trent University.
Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Sciences develops the work done on genome sequencing to predict a variety of biological responses, ranging from drought resistance in plants to predicting the clinical response of cancer patients to chemotherapy.
The course has been designed to meet the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the post-genomic technologies field and is suitable for those with experience or qualifications from a variety of backgrounds e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics or medical disciplines.
The course aims to develop individuals with the technical skills and scientific knowledge required by the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. It is also beneficial to academic research laboratories investigating the future progression of predictive biology.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Masters of Research of Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Sciences programme, please email Chungui Lu. Please note that the Masters of Research has a smaller teaching part and a large research component.