The University of Essex is known for excellence in its Life Sciences Programs. Just recently, the University has announced two new Masters Degrees in this Faculty; MSc Data Analytics in Health Genomics and MSc Structural Biology and Rational Drug Design.
Genome sequencing is revolutionising the medical field. The ability to sequence and analyse the genome of individuals in a fast and inexpensive manner, provides an unprecedented level of genetic information associated to health and disease. The data processing of such levels of information is challenging, and requires specialised skills in genomics, health and data analysis.
The MSc Data Analytics in Health Genomics will train students to analyse genomic data in connection with health and disease. They will learn to understand how genome sequences are analysed and will receive hands-on experience in data analysis. In addition, this program will familiarize students with gene and genome technologies, as well as giving them the opportunity to develop their professional skills.
MSc Structural Biology and Rational Drug Design: Are you interested in being at the forefront of modern day drug design? Structural biology has become a critical discipline for addressing the health challenges of the 21st century. This includes everything from resurging drug resistance to personalised cancer treatments. Increasingly, it is a critical tool for modern scientists who are working in the field of biomedical sciences.
The MSc Structural Biology and Rational Drug Design degree allows students to understand how macromolecules are organised and how they function on an atomic level. This is particularly important in designing tailor-made drugs, which target specific macromolecules on the molecular level, while trying to minimize side effects. Students will also complete a research project to provide in-depth theoretical background to understand the key concepts of structural biology.