Chromosome and Developmental Biology: The Cell in Heredity and Development
A Four-Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme
Directors: Professor Kim Nasmyth and Professor Liz Robertson
Coordinator: Professor Matthew Whitby
This graduate programme is intended to provide training in a wide range of biochemical, genetic and cell biological approaches specifically tailored for research into chromosome and developmental biology. Students will have the opportunity to study how changes in the state of chromosomal proteins or RNAs specify changes in cell behaviour, how these changes arise and are propagated, how gametes are produced from germ cells, how the genome is propagated and maintained in the germline and in somatic cells, how chromosomes are recombined during meiosis, what factors determine whether chromosomes inherit the privilege of entering the germline, patterns of cell division during embryogenesis, and finally whether different principles govern the duplication and segregation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes.