The National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics

Biomolecular Technology MRes: research training and degree in Macromolecular Biotechnology for Biopharma, Healthy Food or Bioarchaeology

This course can be done at Nottingham or fully/partially by Distance Learning & Research: Course prospectus

September intake
 BIOS4074 Fundamentals of Biomolecular Technology (10 credits)
 BIOS4151 Advanced Practical Methods in Biopharma and Food Sciences (10 credits)
 BIOS4006 Basic Laboratory Techniques (10 credits)
 BIOS4005 Glycan Biotechnology (10 credits)
 BIOS4004 Antibody Biotechnology (10 credits)
 BUSI4570 Technology Entrepreneurship  or  BIOS4028 Genetic Analysis & Bioinformatics (10 credits)
  Research (Spring Semester & Summer Period)

This 120 credit Research module (BIOS4152) can be in one of the following general areas: Biopharma/Healthcare; the Business of Biochemistry, Biopharmaceutics and Biotechnology; Healthy Foods; Biomolecular Archaeology or Macromolecular Biotechnology.  It can be done in conjunction, wholly or partly with Industry and it can involve an Industrial Placement.   The project / placement will be initiated in consultation with an industrial supervisor and the Placement / Project officer before the start of the Spring semester, in order for the student to find the necessary background information about the project and where appropriate the company.   The module can be done by distance learning and research (in an approved laboratory environment). During the Autumn Semester there will be Research Tutorials and a Group mini-project.

The dissertation will be in the form of two papers - a Review paper and a related Experimental Research paper.  There will also be associated Research Tutorials and a Presentation and viva voce examination with the External examiner:

  1. Research Tutorials/Group Mini Project: worth 10% of the module
  2. Review paper: (this will be Part A of the Dissertation): worth 40% of the module
  3. Experimental research paper: (this will be Part B of the Dissertation): worth 40% of the modul
  4. Research presentation and viva: to be held usually at the end of the 2nd week of September: worth 10% of the module



National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics

School of Biosciences
The University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Loughborough, LE12 5RD

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