WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?
If you wish your application for the RDM DPhil in Medical Sciences to be considered for department/University funding schemes, such as the RDM Scholars Programme or the WIMM Prize Studentship, you need to ensure that your application is received and complete by the December deadline.
If you do not wish to be considered for the RDM Scholars Programme or WIMM Prize Studentships you can apply after the December deadline until Friday 30 June 2023. You should consult our main How to Apply page for information on closure dates. If applying after the December deadline, we advise applying as early as you can to allow for all admissions processes to be completed in good time and to ensure that a collge place can be found for you.
If you have any queries about when to apply please contact the Graduate Studies Manager for further information.
- DPhil in Medical Sciences
DPhil research opportunities 2023
- Cross-talk between adipose tissue and the cardiovascular system in humans: From novel imaging biomarkers development to drug target discovery
- Functional coronary artery disease genetics - defining the function of new causal atherosclerosis genes from CAD GWAS loci using in vitro and in vivo models
- Human fat distribution and metabolic disease
- Imaging in Preventive Cardiology Research
- Realising the therapeutic potential of creatine and homoarginine in heart disease
- Myocardial functional T1 mapping – Advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging techniques
- Adverse myocardial remodelling in cardiac fibrosis and atrial fibrillation
- Go with the flow---the why and how of cardiovascular disease
- Creating genetic therapies for inherited heart muscle disease
- Iron and Immunity
- De Novo Mutations and Human Disease
- Laboratory of Gene Regulation
- Unravelling mechanisms of disease progression in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
- Building the skull – normal and abnormal development
- Single Cell Biology of Hematopoietic Stem- and Progenitor Cells in Blood Cancer and Ageing
- Origins of Genotoxic metabolism and the DNA damage response in stem and cancer cells
- Deciphering the role of white and brown adipocytes in metabolic disease
- 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.
- Computational biology and machine learning for characterising spatial tissue niches and cellular signalling across space and time of human immune system development
- Applications of multi-omics and AI to better understand T cell immunity and antigen-specificity
- Kini Group - A network approach to identifying novel genes causing neurodevelopmental disorders- The SATB pathway
- Akbar Group - Generating extracellular vesicles for therapeutic Immunomodulation and building tools to determine their diagnostic potential.
- Tyler Group - Development and Application of Novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging Approaches for the Assessment of Multi-System Disease (Funding available)
- Chapman Group - Homologous recombination in genome maintenance and cancer prevention (Funding available)
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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