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Genetics and genomics

PGR-RA-128

Expertise of research area
cancer genomics; genetic; genetic testing; Cancer; genetics


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Genetics and genomics informs the whole spectrum of human health and disease. Our research focuses on the uses of genetics and genomics in medicine today, encompassing clinical disorders, molecular mechanisms of disease and DNA technologies.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Genetics and genomic&nbsp;informs the whole spectrum of human health and disease. Our research focuses on the uses of genetics and genomics in medicine today, encompassing clinical disorders, molecular mechanisms of disease and DNA technologies.</p> <p>Within rare inherited disorders, we have particular interests&nbsp;in neurodevelopmental conditions, inherited eye diseases and ciliopathies. Our work on cancer genomics provides new insights into the molecular basis of disease and informs new approaches to detection and personalised medicine. Functional genomics encompasses the application of empirical and computational approaches to analysis, interpretation and disease modelling from the level of DNA to whole cells. Genetic approaches to treatment and prevention include genetic testing and pharmacogenomics, in partnership with Leeds NHS Teaching Hospitals.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">online application form</a> and submit this alongside a research proposal, a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s minimum <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/faculty-graduate-school/doc/entry-requirements-1">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

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<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8221</p>


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