Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

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In 1999, we were awarded almost £500,000 to develop the study of the molecular systematics of marine organisms. This has two main goals: first the use of biodiversity and populations of marine organisms for pollution monitoring, and second the exploitation of marine organisms for biotechnological purposes. The unit houses new automated DNA sequencing and other molecular biological equipment as well as dedicated computers for data analysis.

In collaboration with various national and international partners we are conducting research on the molecular systematics of various free-living algae invertebrates, and bacteria, as well as parasites of fish.


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Fees for this course can be found on the tuition fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

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