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

Tel: +44 (0)1865 613200
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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
Image showing the global movement of lipids in a model planar membrane
Matthieu Chavent, Sansom lab
Anaphase bridges in fission yeast cells
Whitby lab
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Oxford University Alumni Weekend 2015

The Department of Biochemistry invites you to our Open Day on
Saturday 19th September 2015 11am – 4pm

Refreshments 11-11.30 in the Café

Programme of Talks:

1130 hours Talk by Professor Mark Sansom
1200 hours Talk by Professor Jonathan Hodgkin entitled “Worm-stars, half-worms and bacterial infection of C.elegans”
1230 hours Talk by Professor Elspeth Garman entitled “From Chocolate to Drug Discovery: the legacy of the Braggs”
1300 – 1400 hours Tours of the Department
1400 hours Talk by Professor Matt Higgins entitled “Parasites: master of disguise”
1430 hours Talk from the iGEM students
1500 hours Talk by Dr. Martin Cohn entitled “Genome stability in human”

Tours and Displays:

Tours of the Biochemistry Building (1300 – 1400 hours)

Biochemistry Department Open Day Exhibits and Posters

To register, please email: Sarah-jane Scard (
Light refreshments will be available


University Alumni Weekend, September 19 - 21st 2014

Saturday 20 September 2014:

Meet the 2013 Royal Institution Lecturer and hear about iGem

Where: New Biochemistry

Come and hear about the exciting and innovative project devised during the summer by current Biochemistry undergraduates for the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGem) competition ( which they will present at the finals in Boston on October 29th. Time: 11:45 - 12:15.

Meet and chat with Professor Alison Woollard, the 2013 Royal Institution Lecturer, and hear about the making of "Life Fantastic". Time 11:00 - 11:30. The lectures will be running continuously in the lecture theatre at other times.

Associate Professor Alison Woollard

Associate Professor Alison Woollard

Current undergraduates, graduates and faculty will be available for discussion, and to show off our new building.

Light refreshments will be available and all (whether Biochemistry alumni or not) are welcome - no need to register.




2013 Alumni Event Poster

Department welcomes Alumni to event on 8 June 2012

Visitors enjoying the Department's first alumni event

Visitors enjoying the Department's first alumni event

Being shown round the new building

Being shown round the new building

Are you a Biochemistry Department alumnus who would like to meet other alumni and find out about the cutting-edge research being carried out in the Department? If so, then please join us for the second Biochemistry Alumni event, to be held on Friday June 8th 2012, 4.30pm onwards.

Featuring short talks from Nobel Laureate Sir John Walker from the LMB in Cambridge, Mark Sansom, Head of the Department, and the Vice Chancellor, the event will be an opportunity to meet staff and graduate students as well as other alumni. Science talks and posters on current research will give a flavour of the exciting research being carried out in the department.

The stunning new Biochemistry building is the venue for the event, and attendees will have a chance to take a tour around this during the afternoon.

Numbers are limited and by invitation only, so please contact us as soon as possible

To help alumni contact each other, we have set up a Biochemistry department facebook page









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