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The University's premises for research students in genomic medicine and statistics

This four-year DPhil programme aims to train future scientific leaders who will work at the cutting edge of genomics in biomedical research and the clinic.

The programme is hosted in the interdisciplinary environment of the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG), which hosts world-leading research groups in genomic analysis, functional genomics, bioinformatics, statistics, population genetics, translational genomics, protein structure and functional biology, together with outstanding disease-focused research including cardiovascular medicine, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, cancer genetics, immunity, inflammation and infectious disease. 

Read the full DPhil in Genomic Medicine and Statistics course information on the University of Oxford admissions website.

Applicants who are offered places on the Genomic Medicine and Statistics course will be fully funded. This generous funding from Wellcome includes:

  • Course fees at the home rate* 
  • Four full years of stipend at not less than £23,955 per annum
  • £50,000 for research expenses
  • £2,500 for travel expenses
  • Access to a transitional fund which can be used to support internship and other activities intended to support the career development of students at the end of their course.

*International applicants are welcome to apply to the programme, and any successful applicants will have the international component of their fee covered from University funds.

Marieke Oudelaar, DPhil student in Genomic Medicine and Statistics© Marieke Oudelaar / Medical Sciences OfficeMarieke Oudelaar, DPhil student in Genomic Medicine and Statistics
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The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

Azim Ansari

Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Group Leader

Gavin Band

Senior Statistician

Rachael Bashford-Rogers

Robert Beagrie

Group Leader / Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Shoumo Bhattacharya

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Edward Blair

Consultant Clinical Geneticist

Paul Brennan

Zameel Cader

Director of the Oxford Headache Centre and Director of StemBANCC

Barbara Casadei

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Keith Channon

Field Marshal Earl Alexander Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Head of ...

James Davies

Associate Professor of Genomics

Robert Davies

Associate Professor of Statistical and Population Genomics

Calliope Dendrou

Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Group Head / PI, Fellow and Supervisor

Ben Fairfax

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Deborah Gill

Professor of Gene Medicine

Anne Goriely

Professor of Human Genetics

Douglas Higgs

Emeritus Professor

Adrian Hill

Lakshmi Mittal and Family Professorship of Vaccinology

Anjali Gupta Hinch

Group Leader / Sir Henry Dale and Wellcome-Beit Fellow

Jim Hughes

Professor of Gene Regulation

Jethro Johnson

OCMS Deputy Director

Luke Jostins

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Jerome Kelleher

Robertson Fellow; Group Leader in Biomedical Data Science

Augustine Kong

Senior Group Leader in Genomic Epidemiology

Yang Luo

KTRR Senior Research Fellow in Data Science

James McCullagh

Alexander Mentzer

Alexander Mentzer

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (NDM)

Thomas Milne

Professor of Haematology

Ira Milosevic

Andrea H Németh

Professor and Consultant in Neurogenetics

Pier Palamara

Stephen Sansom

Associate Professor

Tatjana Sauka-Spengler

Professor of Developmental Genomics and Gene Regulation

Benjamin Schuster-Böckler

Adrian Smith

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Studies and Honorary Consultant in ...

John Todd

Group Head / PI and Fellow

Ellie Tzima

Professor of Cardiovascular Biology

Irina Udalova

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Hugh Watkins

Radcliffe Professor of Medicine

Nicola Whiffin

Associate Professor / Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience

Krina Zondervan

Head of Department, Professor of Reproductive & Genomic Epidemiology, ...

Application Deadline

Applications for 2024 entry are now closed.

Programme Director: Professor Julian Knight

Supported by

Wellcome Trust

Further Information

Statement of Provision