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MSc by Research: Investigating mitochondrial autophagy mechanisms in Parkinson’s

   School of Life Sciences

  Prof M Muqit  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Our lab has contributed to how two Parkinson’s disease-linked genes encoding the protein kinase, PINK1 and ubiquitin E3 ligase, Parkin, orchestrate a mitochondrial quality control pathway found in nearly every cell type including neurons. Mitochondrial damage-induced activation of PINK1 stimulates phosphorylation-dependent activation of Parkin and ubiquitin-dependent elimination of mitochondria by autophagy (mitophagy). Our lab uses structural, cell biological and neuronal studies to probe the key steps of Parkin-dependent mitophagy and uncovering new insights into how the pathway is regulated.  

Please see our website for further details on the programme:

Life Sciences MSc by Research MSc by Research (Postgraduate) : Study : University of Dundee

Please note before submitting your application that you must list your top three project choices in the Research Proposal section of the application form.

You apply for this course using our Direct Application System. Once you've signed up for an account you'll be asked to search for a course.

To find Life Science MSc by Research you should select the following options:

·   Course type: Research Postgraduate

·   Keyword: Life

When you complete your form, you should include your top 3 project choices, 2 letters of reference, uploaded under "Other Information" > "Supporting documents" and a personal statement. Failure to do so will delay your application.

Please note when submitting an application that we have the following deadline dates throughout the year:

September Starts - Application Deadline 1st May, Interview Date - Late June

January Starts - Application Deadline 1st Sep, Interview Date - Late October

May Starts - Application Deadline 1st Feb, Interview Date Late March

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