Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine MRes

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2023
  • Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good first degree in a relevant subject (2:1 Hons or higher). Applicants with a high 2:2 (55% and above) will be considered on a case by case basis. Please see the Entry requirements tab for further information.
Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicince mres

Career prospects

The MRes in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine provides students with a first-class grounding in research training.  Students are well placed to continue on to PhD studies, work in industry, or to apply for postgraduate entry medicine or dentistry*.

Below is a sample of publications based on work MRes students have completed during their studies:

  1. Piyush, T., Chacko, A. R., Sindrewicz, P., Hilkens, J., Rhodes, J. M., and Yu, L. G. (2017) Interaction of galectin-3 with MUC1 on cell surface promotes EGFR dimerization and activation in human epithelial cancer cells. Cell death and differentiation 24, 1937-1947
  2. Nickson, C. M., Moori, P., Carter, R. J., Rubbi, C. P., and Parsons, J. L. (2017) Misregulation of DNA damage repair pathways in HPV-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma contributes to cellular radiosensitivity. Oncotarget 8, 29963-29975
  3. Johnson, J. R., Edwards, M. R., Davies, H., Newman, D., Holden, W., Jenkins, R. E., Burgoyne, R. D., Lucas, R. J., and Barclay, J. W. (2017) Ethanol Stimulates Locomotion via a Galphas-Signaling Pathway in IL2 Neurons in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics 207, 1023-1039
  4. Payton, A., Sindrewicz, P., Pessoa, V., Platt, H., Horan, M., Ollier, W., Bubb, V. J., Pendleton, N., and Quinn, J. P. (2016) A TOMM40 poly-T variant modulates gene expression and is associated with vocabulary ability and decline in nonpathologic aging. Neurobiol Aging 39, 217 e211-217
  5. Gianfrancesco, O., Griffiths, D., Myers, P., Collier, D. A., Bubb, V. J., and Quinn, J. P. (2016) Identification and Potential Regulatory Properties of Evolutionary Conserved Regions (ECRs) at the Schizophrenia-Associated MIR137 Locus. J Mol Neurosci 60, 239-247
  6. Sacco, J. J., Kenyani, J., Butt, Z., Carter, R., Chew, H. Y., Cheeseman, L. P., Darling, S., Denny, M., Urbe, S., Clague, M. J., and Coulson, J. M. (2015) Loss of the deubiquitylase BAP1 alters class I histone deacetylase expression and sensitivity of mesothelioma cells to HDAC inhibitors. Oncotarget 6, 13757-13771
  7. Flanagan, P. K., Chiewchengchol, D., Wright, H. L., Edwards, S. W., Alswied, A., Satsangi, J., Subramanian, S., Rhodes, J. M., and Campbell, B. J. (2015) Killing of Escherichia coli by Crohn's Disease Monocyte-derived Macrophages and Its Enhancement by Hydroxychloroquine and Vitamin D. Inflamm Bowel Dis 21, 1499-1510
  8. Prorok-Hamon, M., Friswell, M. K., Alswied, A., Roberts, C. L., Song, F., Flanagan, P. K., Knight, P., Codling, C., Marchesi, J. R., Winstanley, C., Hall, N., Rhodes, J. M., and Campbell, B. J. (2014) Colonic mucosa-associated diffusely adherent afaC+ Escherichia coli expressing lpfA and pks are increased in inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. Gut 63, 761-770
  9. Parsons, B. N., Wigley, P., Simpson, H. L., Williams, J. M., Humphrey, S., Salisbury, A. M., Watson, A. J., Fry, S. C., O'Brien, D., Roberts, C. L., O'Kennedy, N., Keita, A. V., Soderholm, J. D., Rhodes, J. M., and Campbell, B. J. (2014) Dietary supplementation with soluble plantain non-starch polysaccharides inhibits intestinal invasion of Salmonella Typhimurium in the chicken. PloS one 9, e87658
  10. Holmes, A. P., Wong, S. Q., Pulix, M., Johnson, K., Horton, N. S., Thomas, P., de Magalhaes, J. P., and Plagge, A. (2016) Reductions in hypothalamic Gfap expression, glial cells and alpha-tanycytes in lean and hypermetabolic Gnasxl-deficient mice. Mol Brain 9, 39

* This is a full year programme so students wishing to study medicine or dentistry immediately after the completion of this course should consult with the MRes Programme Director, Dr Alec Simpson