For Graduate Applicants
Courtesy of Dr Timothy Weil and Dr. Richard Parton, Ilan Davis Lab: Super-resolution image of Drosophila oocyte sheath labeled for microtubules, actin and dapi
Research students reading for doctorate (DPhil) or MSc by Research in the Department of Biochemistry are admitted to one of several programmes, either by the department or one of the Oxford Doctoral Training Centres (DTC). Biochemistry offers excellent opportunities for quality research training in wide-ranging leading areas of biological and biophysical sciences. Oxford University's Collegiate system and the beautiful collaborative and interdisciplinary New Biochemistry building with its new facilities provide an outstanding research environment within a friendly community for postgraduates to learn and develop their research and other professional skills.
We offer a number of scholarships and studentships to fully support PhD students who are enthusiastic about ongoing research in the department (follow links on the left). We also advise candidates to apply for any scholarships offered by the University of Oxford, or other sponsors, and which can be used in support of research degrees in our department.
Much of postgraduate research in the department is interdisciplinary and in collaboration with research leaders at other research centres. E.g. the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Structural Biology Division, the departments of Chemistry, Medicine, Pathology, Physics, the MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit at Harwell, the Scripps Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health, USA. Students access world-class research facilities within Biochemistry, and close by at the Appleton Rutherford Research Laboratory and the Diamond Synchrotron.