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St George's, University of London: Biomedical Science - Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer

Institution St George's, University of London
Department Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education
Web http://www.sgul.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

In 2014 there were over 350,000 new cases of cancer in the UK alone. By some estimates 42% of cases are preventable. This specialist programme is aimed at those interested in understanding how basic cell pathways can be subverted during cancer development.

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, the ‘father of immunology’ who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox, was based at St George’s. More recently, our research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV in low and middle income countries.

This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work. It will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD.

You can look forward to working directly alongside high-calibre researchers who are leading experts in their fields. You will learn numerous, valuable transferable skills, including critical appraisal, problem solving, research techniques, accessing technology for FRET and TURF, utilising large data, numeracy, and presenting skills.

Master of Research - MRes

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