The MRes in Bioinformatics involves the use of computational methods to study molecular evolution using sequence data now available in online databases.
Research areas within which projects are available include: the use of secondary structure models to investigate evolutionary relationships in the molluscs; evolution of mobile DNAs; studies on the evolution of spider silk gene families; codon usage in yeast; recombination in AIDS viruses; the application of molecular clocks to microbial sequences, in particular the investigation of rate variation in foraminifera lineages and the estimation of the age of viral radiations.
Minimum level (please see individual School web pages for specific requirements)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) [Academic version]:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
Studying at Nottingham is an experience that goes far beyond traditional lectures. A flexible approach to teaching combines established teaching methods, such as tutorials, with interactive and web-based methods.