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At the meeting point of computer and biological sciences, the Informatics Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) operates in one of the most dynamic areas of research in the informatics field.
We apply computer modelling to systems and synthetic biology in a discipline that has the growth potential comparable to that of the electronics industry in the 1980s.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
Your research may draw together work in a number of areas, such as:
Whether you approach your work from a theoretical or practical background, you’ll discover that ILSI puts the two disciplines on an equal footing: theorists are encouraged to consider practical implications, while practitioners are given scope to develop the theoretical analysis of their work, with an eye to the long-term possibilities.
Integral to the success of ILSI is our ability to create and maintain networks to link the Institute with related disciplines throughout the University. Collaboration is key in this interdisciplinary field, and we’ll encourage you to the make the most of the large pool of expertise that surrounds you.
You will carry out your research within a research group under the guidance of a supervisor. You will be expected to attend seminars and meetings of relevant research groups and you may also attend lectures that are relevant to your research topic.
A programme of transferable skills courses facilitates broader professional development in a wide range of topics, from writing and presentation skills to entrepreneurship and career strategies.
Our world-leading research takes place in SynthSys – a facility that readily attracts the investment needed to provide a combination of state-of-the-art equipment with top-level academic staff and the most up-to-date research methods.
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With similar centres being established worldwide, demand is high for research graduates who are able to aid in their development. Private sector entities in areas such as biotherapies, energy production, environmental protection and agriculture are also keen to employ graduates from ILSI.
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013