ICB Masters in Research (MRes)

MRes in Chemical Biology

Note: this MRes course is offered as 4-year MRes/PhD programme OR as a 1-year standalone course

Aim: To train physical scientists to work on biological problems through a 4-year PhD programme.
Quantitatively describing and predicting the behaviour of biological processes at the molecular level and applying such understanding to the development of molecular medicine is the province of the field of chemical biology. The Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB) will largely focus on understanding protein-protein & protein-lipid interactions as targets for biological & therapeutic intervention. One of the major activities of the ICB is the training of physical sciences postgraduates towards a career at the interface between the physical and biomedical sciences, in academia, industry, the public sector and non-governmental organisations. The ICB oversees the activities carried out in the “Centre for Doctoral Training” (CDT), which provides a 1-year standalone course leading to a masters qualification or a 4-year programme leading to a PhD. Both options are aimed at producing physical scientists who are able to bridge these disparate fields and have the confidence to engage in multidisciplinary research. For those students registered on the 4 year programme, the MRes in Chemical Biology of Health & Disease forms the first part of this training course. The MRes course consists of a 9-month interdisciplinary research project, taught courses in advanced biochemistry and bio-molecular techniques, specialist lectures in transferable skills and group discussion sessions. The second part consists of a 3-year PhD assignment that will be chaperoned by the Graduate School at Imperial College London leading to a degree from Imperial College London.

Details can be found here.

In addition we offer the following 1 year MRes coursess

MRes in Drug Discovery and Development: Multidisciplinary Science for Next Generation Therapeutics

Details can be found here.

MRes in Plant Chemical Biology: Multidisciplinary Research for Next Generation Agri-Sciences

Full or Part-time course. Part and fully-funded studentships are available for this course. For more details click here.

MRes in Bioimaging Sciences

Details can be found here.

How to Apply

For places on the MRes in Chemical Biology  (1 year standalone course), Plant Chemical Biology, Drug Discovery and Bioimaging Sciences courses for October 2014 entry follow this link.

Application for PhD studentships for 2014/15 entry are now available. Please visit the Studentship page for more details on the projects available and How to Apply.