The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute focuses on research into cell and molecular biology of cancer and development processes; research areas include: patterning and polarity in the C elegans embryo; signals and mechanisms that organise the Xenopus embryo; cell fate determination and cell-cell interaction in the nervous systems; molecular analysis of Drosophila morphogenesis; analysis of gene expression and cell interactions in early vertebrate development; mechanism and regulation of transcription, DNA repair and DNA damage signalling; regulation of transcription by oncogenes and tumour suppressor proteins; germ cells in the mouse; molecular control of neurogenesis and neuropatterning in Xenopus embryos; control of mitosis by proteolysis and cyclin-dependent kinases; cellular and genetic analysis of Drosophila centrosome; localisation of maternal determinants in Drosophila; formation of mesoderm in amphibian embryos; mechanisms of genetic imprinting; cancer studies are also available in the Department of Oncology and the MRC (Medical Research Council) Cancer Cell Unit; in addition to the course fee (University Composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.
Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent in biology, biochemistry or other biological discipline; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English (English Language test requirements are currently the same for all courses offered in Life Sciences: IELTS: Overall band score of 7.0, with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading; TOEFL: paper-based test 600 with 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); TOEFL: internet-based test 100 with a minimum score of 25 in each element).
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Postgraduate Qualification (MPhil)
University of Cambridge
Oncology, Biology (General), Cell Biology
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I studied Italian from scratch (ab initio) at Cambridge and found the course very challenging but also very enjoyable. The pace was very fast, and for the first couple of years I always felt rather behind, but the year abroad really brings ...more4 Hotcourses user(s) found the following review helpful.
Very relevant and most vocational course offered at the university. The course is very fast paced until a-level maths element taught in first 2 weeks of starting. Our teachers are at the forefront of their research so they are very inspirin...more1 Hotcourses user(s) found the following review helpful.
There's something for everyone - at first you won't have much choice, but later on you can pick options that interest you, everything from Glaciology to Culture and Society. The pace is as fast as you make it - if you tried to do all the re...more2 Hotcourses user(s) found the following review helpful.
The course is extremely challenging but also very rewarding. No prior knowledge except standard A-level maths and physics is needed and the rest will be taught as you go along. Make sure to make most out of the supervisions as these are the...more4 Hotcourses user(s) found the following review helpful.
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