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The University's premises for research students in genomic medicine and statistics © (c) Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre

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 £19,919 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 Office Marieke Oudelaar, DPhil student in Genomic Medicine and Statistics
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The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

Rachael Bashford-Rogers

Shoumo Bhattacharya

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

Ross Chapman

Associate Professor, CRUK CDF, Lister Fellow & EMBO Young Investigator

Ben Davies

Calliope Dendrou

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

Peter Donnelly

Ben Fairfax

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Deborah Gill

Professor of Gene Medicine

Douglas Higgs

Emeritus Professor

Jim Hughes

Professor of Gene Regulation

Valentina Iotchkova

MRC WIMM Group Leader

Augustine Kong

Senior Group Leader in Genomic Epidemiology

Robert MacLaren

Professor of Ophthalmology

James McCullagh

Thomas Milne

Associate Professor of Haematology

Andrea H Németh

Associate Professor and Consultant in Neurogenetics

Sergi Padilla-Parra

Pier Palamara

Tatjana Sauka-Spengler

Associate Professor of Genome Biology

Adrian Smith

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

John Todd

Group Head / PI and Fellow

Ellie Tzima

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Mechanotransduction

Hugh Watkins

Radcliffe Professor of Medicine and Head of Department

Andrew Wilkie

Nuffield Professor of Pathology

Krina Zondervan

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

Application Deadline

Open to applications for 2021-22 entry.  Apply by 12:00 midday UK time on Friday 8 January 2021.

Programme Director: Professor Julian Knight

Supported by

Wellcome Trust

Further Information

Statement of Provision