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MSc Programmes information seminar

25 Jan 2022

On Tuesday 25th of January, the UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society held an information seminar on MSc Programmes in UCC. 

Professors, and students, gave a highly informative presentation about some of UCCs MSc Programmes.

We heard from Dr Marcus Claesson about the structure and entry requirements of the MSc Programme in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The MSc in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology is a one-year full-time, or two years part-time taught masters course. Bioinformatics is a fast-growing field relevant to biology, mathematics, and computer science. Bioinformatics involves applying software-based solutions to solve problems arising from the management and analysis of biological data sets. Applications include the human microbiome, genome sequence analysis, such as the human genome, analysis of genetic variation within populations, and analysis of gene expression patterns.

Dr Kellie Dean discussed the MSc Molecular Cell Biology. The MSc Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation (MSc MCB) programme is a multidisciplinary master’s programme aimed at students with an interest in biomedical research and its applications. This course covers areas such as the nature of cancer biology, genetics, infection and immunity, molecular neuroscience, biotechnology and entrepreneurial thinking.

Dr Susan Joyce discussed the MRes Programmes. MRes are one-year full-time or two-year part-time research Masters starting in October each year, incorporating a research project and some taught modules.

We then heard about the courses from two student’s perspective. Rachel Fitzgerald discussed her experience of the MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Leah Erwin told us all about her experience with the MSc Molecular and Cell Biology Programme.

Report by
Brendan O’Flynn, Events Representative, UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society.

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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