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Hi, i’ am lecturer at wolkite university,ethiopia. I need to study Molecular biotechnology. So is heir any opportunity to pursue master degree in biotechnology

Hello,

Many thanks for your enquiry. There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Contact me again if you have any further information.

All the best

Hello! My name is Aidana and I am from Kazakhstan. I have a Master’s in Natural Science(Biology). Currently I am working at National Centre for Biotechnology in laborotory of Biotechnology and selection of plants. Nowadays my area of research is micropropagation of plants. In the future I would like to achieve a degree in Phd of genetical engineering or transformation of plants. So I am going to apply for our state programme “Bolashak” which will fund my education abroad. However I need to find a supervisor in order to apply for it. Is it possible for you to provide me with any contacts or any further infrmation on this issue. Thank you beforehand. I am looking forward to your reply.

Dear Aidana,

Thanks for your inquiry – you can take a look here http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/plant-science/staff/index.aspx and email supervisors direct to discuss potential projects. Please contact me again if you have further questions

All the best

Hi I’m a prospetive MRes student who is currently doing BSc in Biochemistry with an interest in prions and proteopathies. Is it necessary to contact a supervisor before I’ve applied or wait until I’ve recieved an offer? Thank you in advance.

Hello,

Thanks for your question. I would recommend to contact supervisor and send a project proposal if you are interested in a particular subject.

Contact me if you have further information

All the best

Hi my question has not been answered. My question is “is there any voluntary work available in any area of Bioscience.

Hi,

Yes, we have. What area you want to work with?

Best wishes

Good day, I am interested in researching on some plants to help discover effective drugs against tuberculosis as a PhD programme. Are the facilities for such project available in the School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham?

Hi,

We have a big project on Tuberculosis, Titled ”Deciphering virulence mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes Tuberculosis”. You can apply to this project. Contact Dr Bhatt (a.bhatt@bham.ac.uk) for more details about this project.

 

All the best

study nanomedicines and vaccine design course available ?

Hello

Yes, we have at School of Immunity and Infection, check out here:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mds/domains/immunity-infection/virology/index.aspx

 

 

Best wishes

Gooafternoon, just to find out if you guys is currently admitting student for Phd, because am currently interested in pharmaceutical field

Hello,

All the projects that we have, you can find them here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/biosciences/courses/postgraduate/PhD/phd-projects.aspx

Contact me again if you have any further info.

 

Best wishes

Hi, I understand you are studying for a PhD in Bioscience; I want to apply for same too. I am looking for a mentor in the area of Diabetes research and wish you could connect me with one from your deprtment so that I can share my interest with him and hope he can accept me on his team for a PhD.

Hi,

Very sorry we don’t have Diabetes research at School of Biosciences but there is diabetes studying at College of Medical Science. You can check out here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/colleges/mds/index.aspx

Hope I answered your question

All the best

 

Hello,i am a student in Taiwan who join in Molecular Biotechnology for master.Do i must join a lab as a researcher ?

Hello

Your more than welcome to study here at School of Biosciences. Contact me again if you have specific questions.

Best wishes

Also Can you please let me know if there is any option of doing an MPhil at the School of Biosciences?

Hello,

Sorry, we don’t have an MPhil at School of Biosciences.

All the best

Hello Adil, I am very passionate about research. I am a Graduate in Biotechnology. I would like to know how to enroll myself into PhD. Choosing the research topic,facilities etc. Since I will an International student I am interested in knowing about scholarships and funding. Thank you

Hello,

We have a wide range of projects in biochemistry and Biotechnology, and we use cutting-edge techniques such as Mass Spectrometry to achieve our goals. You can apply for one of these scholarships and projects at University of Birmingham. Check this link out and contact me if you have any further information, I would be happy to help.

http://www.findaphd.com/search/phd.aspx?DID=3&IID=282

All the best

hi can you please advice me about best accomodation?, Thank you

Hello,

There is a plenty of very nice accommodation here around the University. Below the links for the best accommodation here, check them out and contact me again if you have any further info:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/accommodation/index.aspx

http://douperhall.com

http://birmingham.victoriahall.com

Best wishes

 

Is there any voluntary work available in Any research area of biosciences?

Hello

Yes, we do have and it depends on your research background. Have a look on our website http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx and contact me again when your choice a specific area of research you would like to work with and I will be very happy to help you.

All the best

Hi, at the moment I am a student in Romania in the field of chemistry, in July I will like very much license in biochemistry.As if I can provide more information about following a master in this field, because I want very much to Cotin and not to stop there. Besides all have to follow the master Whichever part time because they have to support myself. Thank you very much, and I hope I have not bothered too much. Best regards!

Hi,

I understand from your question you want to study a Master here at the University of Birmingham and you will support yourself. You more than welcome, we have a wide range of projects in biochemistry and we use cutting-edge techniques such as Mass Spectrometry to achieve our goals. Could you please confirm that you funding yourself and I will be happy to give advice on your application.

Let me know in you need further information

Best wishes

Adil

How will your degree prepare you for what you want to do afterwards?

First of all, I will gain necessary scientific knowledge related to the area of my research after my PhD. I will gain supervisory experience as well as develop report-writing skills and will be confident to present my research work as oral or poster presentations. I will have acquired skills such as effective communication, leadership, analytical, problem solving and networking skills by the time I finish my PhD. In addition, I aim to publish three research articles in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. I will also make useful contacts in the scientific community in the UK in the next two years.

Have you joined any clubs or societies, gone on any research trips or done any volunteering?

As a part of my research training, I have registered myself with the Biochemical Society, British Society for Proteome Research, British Society for Cell Biology and American Society for Cancer Research. I have attended many conferences on different topics in Cambridge, London and here at the University of Birmingham. I have not attended any research trips this year but I am registered to attend one next year. I have volunteered at a “Meet the Scientists” event at the Think-tank Museum in Birmingham.

What has been the highlight of your time at Birmingham?

Overall, I have really enjoyed staying at Birmingham and working at the University of Birmingham. However, if I have to choose the best moment, I would choose the time when I was told by my supervisor that the School of Biosciences appointed me to be a postgraduate mentor for the School of Biosciences. I also enjoy walking around the canals in Birmingham and sight seeing in Birmingham as well as outside. Currently I am living in the city centre where I can meet people from different cultures, countries and ethnicities. I enjoy working at the University since I can not only work on research projects that I like but I can also meet new people and make more friends.

Why did you choose the University of Birmingham?

The School of Biosciences is rated one of the top Biology departments in the UK. According to the QS World University Rankings, University of Birmingham is one of the most prestigious universities ranking 10th nationally and 64th internationally in recognition of the high quality of teaching and research activities of the University. Dr Hotchin is an expert on cell adhesion and signaling with a particular interest in Rho family GTPases. He is a member of a large and active grouping of internationally recognized molecular cell biologists in the School of Biosciences. He is ideally placed to supervise my project in addition to Professor John Heath, Dr Michael Tomlinson and Dr Debbie Cunningham.

What was your motivation for undertaking postgraduate study?

When I was registered during my undergraduate and graduate courses, I was fascinated how scientists perform research, validate research and publish it so that students and other researchers can learn from it. At that time, I decided that I would like to join a research-based degree where I am also heavily involved in research and contribute something to betterment of humankind. Therefore, I joined a research program that is at the forefront of basic cancer research. The aim of my project is to understand the mechanisms whereby PDGF receptor activity is controlled in normal cells, so that we can then understand why it is important in cancer. The eventual aim would be to develop novel cancer drugs that target PDGF receptors. To achieve this, I’m using a variety of cutting-edge molecular, biochemical- and cell biological techniques as well as a biophysical technique known as mass spectrometry.