DPhil Ion Channels and Disease (OXION)
Programme Director: Professor Frances Ashcroft FRS
Director of training: Dr Stephen Tucker
Duration: 4 years
This programme is funded by the Wellcome Trust and offers an excellent stipend and generous funding for research expenses. It embraces all aspects of ion channel research including protein structure, genetics, cell physiology, systems and organism physiology, animal behaviour, and human and animal disease.
Your first year will be devoted to taught courses and short projects in different laboratories, introducing you to a wide range of techniques. This will be followed by a 3-year research project involving two OXION groups.
The programme is hosted by the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. After the first year, you will work in the Department in which your main project is based.
Up to 3 places per year are available. Accepted students are typically fully funded, although some overseas students may have to find additional funding to cover the overseas fee.
This is 1 of 7 Wellcome Trust-funded PhD programmes in Oxford, overseen by the Medical Sciences Division Doctoral Training Centre.
OXION is a consortium of scientists based at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London.
Further details of this programme, the supervisors that offer projects and how to apply can be found at the Related Links.
The application deadline for this programme is Friday 4 January 2013