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The central goal of the Division of Pathway Medicine (DPM) is to integrate post-genomic science with medicine in order to provide a better understanding of disease processes. This will provide the basis for the development of new medical innovations for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. To do this the DPM promotes multidisciplinary interactions between science and medicine.
In order to be considered for the programme we require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2:1 or higher result, or its international equivalent.
Supporting documentation must be uploaded to support your application. You should have this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload your documents this could delay the application process.
Before making your application, you must make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal. Further information on making a research degree application can be found below.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
The DPM has two main research themes:
The DPM offers leading-edge multidisciplinary PhD training and research in the application of postgenomic technologies and analytical methodologies for the study of disease pathways and processes.
The DPM has regular seminar speakers and hosts a yearly international conference on pathway medicine. Students attend DPM seminars and the generic skills-training programme provided by the life-sciences graduate programme. Students are invited to the annual DPM scientific workshop held at the Firbush Centre in Perthshire.
The DPM fosters an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to disease pathway analysis. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities for high throughput genomic and proteomic studies and biochip applications, including dedicated laboratories for the study of virus-host interactions.
The Division also houses leading bioinformatics and IT infrastructure and expertise for the integrative analysis and modelling of high throughput genomic and proteomic data. Complementing this, the DPM is also leading the development of computational approaches for the construction and modelling of disease pathways.
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This article was published on Apr 25, 2013