Rationale and Objectives of Programme
Progress in post-genomic biomedicine requires effective
collaboration from scientists from many traditional disciplines, working
together in research teams that combine the distinct and complementary methods,
skills, and knowledge from each.
The Systems Biomedicine Graduate Programme (SBGP)
is a series of multidisciplinary lectures and seminars curated by the Institute
of Mathematical and Molecular Biomedicine (IMMB), covering the broad field of
systems biomedicine. It is designed to give an overview of work at the
intersection of medicine, biology, mathematics, informatics, bioinformatics,
and biophysics, and to foster a spirit of discussion and collaboration between
students from different disciplines.
The programme is intended for PhD and Master's students who wish to
equip themselves with a broad understanding of research in other, complementary
disciplines, in order to develop the background knowledge and skills to work at
the forefront of multidisciplinary research. Lectures are delivered by experts
in their field who have generously donated their time, and are grouped in
thematic blocks over the first semester. Some lectures will be shared with the
MRes in Translational Cancer Medicine. At the beginning of semester two,
students will be invited to make short presentations about their own research.
The SBGP is a joint initiative of the Faculties of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine, and the
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience.
Interdisciplinary Lectures: A programme of short
interdisciplinary lectures, introducing basic topics from systems biomedicine,
ranging from e.g. introduction to cellular biology, bioinformatics and
mathematical modelling, via imaging and molecular dynamics simulations of cells
and tissues, through to genetics and cancer medicine.
Seminar Series: SBGP students are
expected to attend our SBGP seminars, which are usually given by outside
speakers working broadly in the area of systems biomedicine.