The central and most important part of the MRes is the two research projects that students undertake. Students choose both projects themselves in the subject areas that interest them and that will allow them to follow the career path they wish to follow. The MRes programme has a huge number of projects which students can choose from, across a wide spectrum of biomedical science.
The following are examples of the types of projects offered, to illustrate the range of subject areas.
• Making blood from human embryonic stem cells
• A gene-microarray based approach to the detection of recombinant human erythropoietin doping in endurance athletes
• Neuropathology of trypanosomiasis
• Development of a new technique for stem cell transfection
• Cloning and analysis of an inflammatory factor in cancer and autoimmune disease
• Analysis of viral induced cancer
Each year students have about 100 different projects to choose from and all students find research topics that interest them.