DPhil in Biochemistry
Course Code | 001380
This programme aims to train students in research, leading to high quality publications. The programme is supported by University, College and Departmental scholarships and studentships.
Some studentships require completion of 1-2 laboratory rotations. Postgraduates reading for a DPhil in the area of Molecular Biochemistry & Chemical Biology and the Wellcome Trust Programmes in Structural Biology and in Chromosome & Developmental Biology offer interdisciplinary training through two 6-month Lab rotations, and supporting non-examined courses, followed by selection of an area for DPhil study. All postgraduates are supported with mentoring and departmental and university transferable skills courses.
DPhil in Biochemistry (Joint Oxford/TSRI)
Course Code | 001390
This five-year Degree programme aims to train researchers in Biochemistry and Chemistry at Oxford and The Scripps Research Institute, USA, with two to three years at each institution leading to high quality publications in each place. Applications for admission to this course must be made to The Scripps Research Institute, USA.
MSc by Research in Biochemistry
Course Code | 001400
The MSc by Research in Biochemistry is normally a 2-year programme aiming to train students in research leading to high quality publications.
Research areas for the DPhil and MSc by Research currently include:
- Molecular Biochemistry & Chemical Biology
- Structural Biology of cell surface and nuclear signal transduction processes, cell adhesion, cell cycle, membrane proteins, receptors and ion channels, drug design, protein folding and dynamics
- Modelling and Simulation of Biological Membrane Systems
- Bionanotechnology and its Application to Cancer
- Targetting viral morphogenesis in antiviral strategies
- Integrative Systems Biology (dynamics of molecular regulatory networks, multidimensional optical proteomics)
- Bacterial and parasite respiratory proteins
- Bacterial cell biology, protein transport
- Control of eukaryotic gene expression
- Kinase signalling to gene induction
- mRNA Localisation in Drosophila
- Epigenetic Control of Chromatin & Gene expression
- Developmental Epigenetics
- DNA Recombination and Repair
- Bacterial chromosome dynamics
- Sister chromatid cohesion
- Genetic modelling of human disease
- Genetics of nematode immunity and development
- Cell biology of innate immunity in Drosophila
- Genetic defects of mitochondrial energy metabolism
- Cell proliferation and cell fate determination during C. elegans development
How to Apply
The deadline for the DPhil and MSc (R) in Biochemistry is 10 January 2014. After this date, please contact the department directly to find out if applications are still being accepted.
Deadlines and other admissions requirements for the 5-year DPhil in Biochemistry offered jointly with The Scripps Institute are available from the Biochemistry website.
The standard set of materials you should send
with any application to a research course comprises:
However, applicants to the DPhil and MSc (R) in Biochemistry should submit a statement of study plans instead of a research proposal.
The statement, of 1,000 words or less, should include:
- List of up to three (3) research areas of potential supervisors in order of
preference; details of available projects are published via the Biochemistry webpages on graduate research
- Brief background to the research, methods of interest, expected results
and contribution to the field of learning
- Explanation of how your academic/research background relates to your
proposed study and career plans
Please follow the detailed
instructions in the Application
for any additional guidance.