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Microscope in the laboratory

The programme trains you in a range of multidisciplinary approaches and embraces all aspects of ion channel and membrane transport research from protein structure, genetics and cell physiology to animal behaviour and human disease.  The first year is devoted to taught courses and two rotation-projects. This is followed by a three-year research project involving two different OXION groups.

Read the full DPhil in Ion Channels and Membrane Transport in Health and Disease course information on the University of Oxford admissions website.



The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

Frances Ashcroft

Research Professor

David Bannerman

Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience

Esther Becker

Visiting Associate Professor of Neurobiology

David Beeson

Emeritus Professor

David Bennett

Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology

Phil Biggin

Professor of Computational Biochemistry

Liz Carpenter

Roger Cox

Programme Leader MRC Harwell

Kay Davies

Emeritus Professor of Genetics

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Lars Fugger

Professor of Neuroimmunology

Antony Galione

Statutory Professor of Pharmacology

Christopher J Garland

Professor of Vascular Pharmacology

Maike Glitsch

Associate Professor of Biomedical Science and University Lecturer

Sarosh Irani

MRC Senior Clinical Fellow | Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Gero Miesenboeck

Director, Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour

Simon Newstead

Anant Parekh

Director, Centre for Integrative Physiology

David Paterson

Head of Department

Carol Robinson

Patrik Rorsman

Professor of Diabetic Medicine

Paolo Tammaro

Associate Professor in Pharmacology

Stephen Tucker

Professor of Biophysics

Scott Waddell

Professor of Neurobiology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow

Mark Wallace

Application Deadline

Open to applications for 2022 entry.  Apply by 12:00 midday UK time on Friday 3 December 2021.

College Choice

If you have no strong preference for a college, it is suggested that you consider Green Templeton College or The Queen’s College.

Information on which colleges accept applications to this programme, can be found here.