DPhil funding for clinicians
- DPhil in Medical Sciences
DPhil research opportunities 2024
- Cross-talk between adipose tissue and the cardiovascular system in humans: Using Artificial Intelligence to design precision Imaging diagnostics and discover novel therapeutic targets
- Functional coronary artery disease genetics - defining the function of new causal atherosclerosis genes
- Human fat distribution and metabolic disease
- Imaging in Preventive Cardiology Research
- Adverse myocardial remodelling in cardiac fibrosis and atrial fibrillation
- Why does turbulent blood flow cause cardiovascular disease?
- Watkins Group – Various projects relating to inherited heart muscle disease
- Iron and Immunity
- De Novo Mutations and Human Disease
- Understanding the principles of gene expression in health and disease.
- Inflammation in p53 mutant myeloproliferative neoplasms
- Developing improved models of normal and malignant blood cell development
- Building the skull – normal and abnormal development
- Genomics and Genome Editing
- Therapeutic opportunities emerging from studies of immune checkpoints
- Design of advanced haematopoietic stem cell and T cell therapies
- Non-invasive cardiac metabolism assessment using ultra-high field (7T) MR Spectroscopy
- Understanding how glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP1) and gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) receptors contribute to metabolism in complex tissues
- Elucidating the role of disease modifying gene variants in inherited cardiomyopathies using induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes and CRISPR/Cas-9
- Hyde Group - Airway Gene Therapy - Engineering Lentiviral Vectors for Lung Cell-Specific Targeting
- Characterising spatial tissue niches in human immune system development and disease using computational biology, machine learning and multi-omics approaches
- Applications of multi-omics and AI to decode T cell recognition code in time and space
- Imaging-based analysis of signalling pathways triggered by immune checkpoint receptors
- Generating extracellular vesicles for therapeutic Immunomodulation and building tools to determine their diagnostic potential.
- Development and Application of Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Study of the Diseased Heart
- Homologous recombination in genome maintenance and cancer prevention
- Impact of endogenous DNA damage and repair in early haematopoiesis
- Non-invasive tests for the prediction of clinical outcomes in people with metabolic dysfunction associated steatotic liver disease
- Development and combination of advanced neuroimaging to understand functional changes in Multiple Sclerosis
- How do protein making factories prevent cardiovascular disease?
- Development of genetic therapies for cardiomyopathy: creating an evidence base for ethical and clinical implementation.
- Advanced early detection of lytic bone disease using multi-modal computational analysis of bone marrow biopsies and skeletal imaging
- Occult hepatitis B virus infection (OBI) in people who donate blood: virology, immunology and liver health (OPAL)
- Characterising Human Intestinal Development and Dysregulation in Childhood Diseases
- How to apply
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Career Paths of Former Students
- Associate Professor - Universiti Putra Malaysia
- Freelance Copy Editor
- Wellcome Trust Research Fellow - Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford
- Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow - Stanford University
- Senior Scientist - Immunocore
- Postdoctoral Fellow - Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
- Assistant Head Teacher - West London Free School
- Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine - Queen Mary University London, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
- University Research Lecturer & British Heart Foundation Research Fellow - Cardiovascular Medicine, RDM, University of Oxford
- Senior Policy Manager - Research Councils UK (RCUK)
- Skills and Training
Oxford Wellcome Trust Training Fellowships for Clinicians
Clinically qualified applicants can apply for an Oxford Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship for Clinicians in Basic Science. These three-year studentships enable qualified clinicians to study for a DPhil in the basic science Successful applicants will work towards a DPhil within one of three streams which are in basic sciences, mental and cognitive health, and translational/experimental medicine.
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence, Oxford
Other non-Oxford funding sources
Clinicians can apply directly to funding agencies or charities, for a personal Clinical Training Fellowship. Some options include:
- MRC (MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowships)
- Wellcome Trust (Wellcome Trust PhD Programmes for Clinicians)
- British Heart Foundation (Clinical Research Training Fellowships)
- Cancer Research UK (CRUK)
You should discuss options with your prospective supervisor.
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