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The School of Pharmacy has introduced a new 1-year MPhil programme in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in collaboration with the University of Fuzhou, China. The first cohort of 4 students commenced the course in 2006/07 and they are each working on a research project based on a topic that is directly relevant to the research activities of the programme co-ordinators, Professor Brian Walker, Professor Chris Shaw and Dr Tianbao Chen, within the Molecular Therapeutics Research Cluster in the School of Pharmacy. Dr Chen himself is a graduate of the University of Fuzhou. The MPhil programme is designed to give the students an understanding of the core science and technology bases that underpin the development of protein, peptide and small molecule pharmaceuticals and methods of drug delivery.
药学院新设立了一个药学生物技术专业的一年制研究型硕士学位课程。该项目与中国福州大学联合招生并进行 学术合作。 2006-2007 学年的第一批四个学生已经开始她们的学习，每人都正在进行一个与项目负责人——药学院分子治疗学研究组的 Brian Walker 教授， Chris Shaw 教授和陈天豹博士的研究项目相关的课题。所有的研究学习都在女王大学药学院完成。该研究型硕士项目致力于让学生掌握蛋白质，肽类，小分子制药和药物开发的核心知识与基本技能。
The students are working hard but they are also enjoying their time at Queen’s. Here are some quotes from the 4 students about their experiences:
"It’s very good experience to study at Queen’s and I’ve learned a lot here. The facilities here are great and really convenient for students. I would recommend Queen’s to potential students for the reputation and the wonderful academic staff here.
The School of Pharmacy in Queen’s is one of the best schools in UK. The McClay Pharmaceutical Centre has very good facilities. The new Student’s Union and PEC can really offer you very good places to enjoy your social life.”
"I am very enjoying studying at the School of Pharmacy which is one of the top five in the UK. The good research reputation is the main reason I was attracted to study here. It has advanced facilities, great laboratories and also offers excellent research programes and high teaching qualities.
Furthermore, the city of Belfast is an ideal place for studying, I think. Not only is it has a elegant learning environment, but also people here are very kind-hearted and friendly.”
"Here, I received good training from my instructors and supervisors. The facilities and research environment are great as well. Seminars held regularly provided knowledge exchange between each research group and even between universities. Everyone in the research lab is nice and willing to help, which makes my research life very enjoyable.
Queen’s University Belfast has a good academic reputation and School of Pharmacy is of great renown in UK. International students live in harmony both in the university and the dormitory.”
Yee Ting Sin
"I heard about the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University from my friend in FuZhou University. Queen’s University has a world-class academic reputation combining innovation and excellence in research and education with its leadership role in the community. Queen’s has the top Pharmacy School in the UK. The facilities are excellent including the libraries, McClay Research Centre and perfect labs.
Every student is well supported and guided at Queen’s. I can discuss my planning and research project with my supervisors at ease anytime so that I make progress on the pharmaceutical science rapidly. In addition, a sociable academic environment is available for students.
My experience at Queen’s University is brilliant, exciting and challenging. Queen’s was always a front runner for me because of its reputation. Recently, Queen’s is not only renowned nationally, but also internationally as an outstanding university. Lots of international students aspire to apply it every year."
MPhil students with Dr Tianbao Chen, Professor Chris Shaw and Professor Brian Walker.
Yee Ting Sin was the first student to register for the MPhil in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in September 2006 and she successfully completed her Masters programme in September 2007. Yee Ting returned home to Hong Kong and in November 2007 she was offered a post as a Research Assistant in the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Hong Kong. This University is ranked as one of the top 20 Universities in the World, so this is undoubtedly a very prestigious appointment for Yee Ting. The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s is delighted to hear of Yee Ting’s success following on from the completion of her MPhil in the School.
A picture of the 2007/2008 Chinese MPhil students with the 2007/2008 MPharm Level 4 research project students within the Experimental Therapeutics research group. It is good to see that both sets of Masters students mix together and make friends.
"Happy New Year to You!"
The year of the Ox - 2009
(from all the Chinese students and staff in the School of Pharmacy)