Contact us

Exploring, explaining and advancing human life is a big task and it keeps our team busy - so we’d really appreciate it if you could look carefully at the contact details below to find the most relevant person to answer your questions.

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If you’ve got questions about our undergraduate programme then just get in touch with our Departmental Admissions Coordinator, Dr Mark Wormald, on

If you want to find out more about studying with us as a graduate then just get in touch with our Postgraduate Academic Administrator, Dawn Gibbons, on

If you’d like to find out more about our current job opportunities, whether in administration, research, or teaching, please see our page

If you would like to do casual teaching, please contact your biochemistry supervisor and make sure you have the Right to Work check done, before commencing any work.

Our current Head of Department is Professor Francis Barr and if you want to get in touch with him you can email

If you’d like to talk to someone about spending a few weeks in the department to gain experience of working in a university or biochemical context, just email us at 


Parking in the science area is restricted. The Department only has a limited number of spaces available for allocation. Visitors are advised to have a space booked in advance of their visit and this should be arranged with the person who they are visiting. To do that, please contact reception:,   01865 613200.



The Department operates in two buildings in the South Parks Road Science area: the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building and the Rex Richards Building.

For a location map of all our buildings, please click here.


Oxford is about 60 miles (90 km) northwest of London and has excellent road and national rail links. Regular coach services connect Oxford with the capital and also with Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports. For more information, please visit the University pages.

If you would like to make a freedom of information request, please see

If you need help with anything else, please use one of the following addresses: 

For issues relating to recruitment, please e-mail

For finance queries, please e-mail

If you are interested in work experience, please contact


If you are working in the New Biochemistry Building but are not employed by the Department of Biochemistry, please contact the Reception Team for Induction and SharePoint access.






Department of Biochemistry,
University of Oxford,
South Parks Rd,




01865 613200