Department of Biochemistry University of Oxford Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QU

Tel: +44 (0)1865 613200
Fax: +44 (0)1865 613201
Image showing the global movement of lipids in a model planar membrane
Matthieu Chavent, Sansom lab
Anaphase bridges in fission yeast cells
Whitby lab
Lactose permease represented using bending cylinders in Bendix software
Caroline Dahl, Sansom lab
Epithelial cells in C. elegans showing a seam cell that failed to undergo cytokinesis
Serena Ding, Woollard lab
Collage of Drosophila third instar larva optic lobe
Lu Yang, Davis lab
First year Biochemistry students at a practical class
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Summer Research Opportunities

Most deadlines for application are in February/March. The following organisations offer funding for vacation studentships. Further organisations may be found at the Society of Biology website.

Studentships within Oxford

Lister Summer Vacation Studentship
Open to students wishing to work with previous Lister Fellows In the Biochemistry Department .  Contact Prof. Ilan Davis, Dr Rob Klose or Prof. Judith Armitage.

Departmental Summer Vacation Studentship
Open to students registered for an M. Biochem in Oxford wishing to work in a laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry. (£1600, up to seven studentships)
Further Information
Closing date Friday 26th April 2019

BBSRC Research Experience Placements
Undergraduate vacation bursaries to provide outstanding students with the opportunity to work in one of the BBSRC's top training environments.
Further Information
Closing date: will be announced in 2019, see website above

British Heart Foundation Summer Internship.  

Available to work on cardiac biochemistry/physiology at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence in Oxford. 
Further Information
Closing date will be announced on above website in late November 2018

The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme
Closing date: Monday, 7th January 2019
The Micro-Internship Programme

The Summer Internship Programme

Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine and Nuffield Department of Medicine - applications open from early February 2019

Some Colleges offer funding for laboratory work in the summer vacation
e.g. Brasenose, Magdalen, St Anne’s.  Apply via the Senior Tutor.

Studentships at Research Institutes in the UK

Cancer Research UK (Cambridge)
Closing date TBA

Crick Institute, London
For further information and to apply online visit the website:  
Applications open early January 2019, closing date 7th February 2019,
Interviews in March 2019

Diamond Light Source
Applications open Mid-November 2018, closing date Tuesday 8th January 2019,
Interviews 6th, 8th February 2019, Placements start June 2019

Institute of Cancer Research (London)
Applications open mid January 2019

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS)

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Applications open November 2018

John Innes Centre, Norwich
Closing date for applications to the Summer School midnight 18th Jan 2019

UCL Institute of Child Health
Closing date TBA

Studentships from UK institutions 

(*  Potential Supervisor must be member of the society)

Biochemical Society Summer Studentships*
The 2019 Summer Vacation Studentships are now open.
The deadline for applications is 22rd February 2019.

The Royal Society of Biology*
See various options listed here

Biology Undergraduate Research Bursaries Programme 
(Nuffield Foundation /Society of Biology)
Closing date various

The Physiological Society Vacation Studentship Scheme*
Closing date February 2018

The Society for General Microbiology*
Applications for the 2018 scheme will open on 1st December

Wellcome Trust
Closing date TBA

British Society for Cell Biology
Application deadline TBA

Studentships outside the UK

Amgen studentships (Stockholm/Munich/Cambridge)
Dates announced Nov 1st

EPFL Lausanne
Closing date January 2019, applications open mid-November 2018

University of Zurich/ETH Zurich
Update pending

Biocenter Vienna Summer School
The website opens for applications at the beginning of December
and closes on 31st January each year

Project on Molecular Dynamics and modelling.  Contact Dr Sylvia McLain in the Dept of Biochemistry, Oxford.

USA placements

Howard Hughes Medical Centre
The application system is now open and will close on January 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. ET.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Applications now open - Closing 15th January 2019

US Lab Directory:

Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, June 10 - August 16, 2019
The deadline to submit complete applications is Friday, February 1, 2019






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