The MRes is a research-based Masters degree that offers specialised training in specific areas.
The difference between the MRes and an MSc is that you'll spend more time on a lab-based project, and the final assessment (a thesis) and final award is closer to that for a PhD.
This degree is delivered by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences and offers a vibrant research environment for postgraduate training.
The taught part of your degree will increase your understanding of general scientific skills like statistics, ethics, and effective communication, while also increasing your knowledge in your specific subject through lectures and workshops.
You'll then move on to work on your project in an active research laboratory with a Principal Investigator and, potentially, with post-doctoral fellows and other postgraduate students.
This is an excellent way to find out about what a career in science is really like.
You'll also develop vital technique and project management skills that will prove highly attractive to future employers.
What you'll study
You can study an MRes in the following areas:
- in vivo sciences
You'll spend around two-thirds of your time undertaking a single laboratory-based research project, supervised by an academic member of staff.
In addition, you'll take taught classes delivered through lectures, workshops and practical labs in three areas:
- transferable skills training in data mining, interpretation and presentation; experimental planning; personal effectiveness, commercialisation and entrepreneurship
- advanced-level techniques, learning practical skills appropriate to the specialisation chosen
- advanced-level topics, gaining an in-depth understanding appropriate to the specialisation chosen
To support the chosen research project, you'll select advanced-level taught courses in your specialisation.
Inhibiting amyloid development using natural compounds: a molecular dynamics study
This project will utilise molecular dynamics simulation, exploiting the ARCHIE_WeSt supercomputer at Strathclyde to understand how the inhibitors interact with protein aggregates; how they interfere with the nucleation and growth pathway of the fibrils, and if aggregation can be reversed.
Investigation of pharmaceutical crystallisation using small angle x-ray scattering
The project will focus on the applications of latest Small-angle X-ray scattering system in CMAC (EPSRC Centre of excellence in continuous manufacturing and crystallisation) to provide mechanistic understanding of interparticle interaction in dense system under repulsive or attractive interactions.
Development of multi-sensor measurement for characterizing biological suspensions and tissue
The project will focus on the development of novel multi-sensor measurement-analysis platform which integrate optics (instrument configuration) and theories of light propagation through particulate media to extract physical and chemical information of biological suspensions.
Role of building design in house dust mite colonization and development of asthma
The questions will be addressed: 1. What are the main factors affecting HDM colonisation and metabolic activity across the Scottish housing stock? 2. Are 'tight' modern house types (lightweight timber frame with polythene vapour barriers) more prone to HDM infestation than traditional heavyweight dwellings?
A multidisciplinary approach to elucidate the mechanism of ammonium transport by the ubiquitous family of Amt/Rhesus protein
What are the functional features that are important for the ion specificity and ion permeation? What are the structural features that explain the mechanistic difference between Amt (transporter) and Rh (channel)? What are the conformational changes associated with the transport cycle?
A new role for the Gelsolin family in the regulation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) activity
The aim of the project is to explore the role of the Gelsolin family across different GPCR pathways to identify if interaction is unique to PAR4 or a universal regulator of GPCRs.
Age-related and cell-type specific neural information processing
In this proposal, we will test the hypothesis that auditory coding in the primary auditory cortex (A1) is changed with age in a cell-type-specific manner. We will specifically focus on one of major cortical cell groups, GABAergic inhibitory neurons, which are further classified into diverse subtypes.