University of Manchester: Genetics

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone +44 (0)161 275 5608
Study type Research


Our PhD/MPhil Genetics programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Genetics.

Geneticists seek to understand how biological information is replicated, transmitted or altered and how this affects organism phenotypes, populations and evolution. Modern technologies and quantitative approaches are used to study both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. Projects in molecular genetics and genomics focus on how genes are organised and regulated to determine phenotypes. Transmission genetics covers how genes are transmitted and expressed from generation to generation, while studies in evolutionary and population genetics aim to understand how genes behave and change between populations over time.

Areas of study include:
- Molecular mechanisms controlling gene expression

- Genetic disorders

- Developmental genetics

- Genome organisation

- Chromosome structure

- Reproduction

- Behavioural genetics

- Population and quantitative biology

- Ecological and evolutionary genetics

- Mathematical models of inheritance and evolution.

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