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Femke Ahlers

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Nuffield Department of Population Health

Using genomic epidemiology to inform vaccination policy and reduce the global burden of meningitis

Supervisors: Angela Brueggemann

Lukas Braun

Lukas Braun smiling

Department of Experimental Psychology

Theory of Deep Learning: Dynamics of Continual Learning



 Supervisors: Andrew Saxe, Christopher Summerfield

Henry Brigden

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Department of Oncology

Chimeric Antigen B Cell (CAR B Cell) Therapy for Targeted Therapeutic and Prophylactic Vaccination

Supervisors: Simon Draper, Len Seymour


Katarzyna Chwalenia

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Department of Paediatrics

Effect of myonuclear domain structure on therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy


 Supervisors: Matthew Wood 


Max Crane

Max Crane

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Molecular Determinants of Neurodegeneration in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis


Supervisors: Gabriele De Luca

Delaney Dominey-Foy

Delaney Dominey-Foy

Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

 Characterising Cancer Specific Cytotoxic T-cells in patients with Malignant Pleural Effusion (MPE)

Supervisors: Tao Dong, Yanchun Peng 

Solomon English

Solomon EnglishNuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

New approaches to vaccine development against Epstein Barr Virus and Rabies

Supervisors: Alexander Douglas, Simon Draper

Oliver Featherstone

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Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

 Ubiquitin signalling in innate immune responses to pathogens and chronic inflammation in cancer


Supervisors: Pedro Moura AlvesMads Gyrd-Hansen

Luisa Gullino

Luisa Gulliano


The role of glutamate co-release in 5-HT neurons

Supervisors: David Bannerman, Trevor Sharp  


Ruofan Han

Ruofan Han smiling with a desert backgroundNuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Gene therapy for Leber Congenital Amaurosis

Supervisors: Peter Issa, Robert MacLaren

Susannah Holliman

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Radcliffe Department of Medicine


Switching genes on and off in erythropoiesis


Supervisors: Douglas Higgs

Robert Horsley

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Department of Oncology


Investigating how cells repair DNA damage during mitosis


Supervisors: Andrew Blackford

Alissa Hummer

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Department of Statistics

Structural Bioinformatics Computational design of therapeutic antibodies binding GPCRs in a conformation-dependent manner

 Supervisors: Charlotte Deane

Naroa Ibarra Aizpurua

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Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

The role of astrocytes and microglia in PD pathogenesis in specific GBA N370S patient iPSC-derived neuro-glial co-cultures


Supervisors: Nora Bengoa-Vergniory, Sally Cowley, Richard Wade-Martins

Alina Kurjan

Alina Kurjan

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Defining the signatures of diseased and aging human tendons to guide tendon repair in vitro (molecular and computational biology, tissue engineering

Supervisors: Matthew Baldwin, Sarah Snelling

Cameron Lang

Cameron Lang

Department of Oncology

Investigating IGF-1 as a cancer risk factor

Supervisors: Valentine Macaulay 


Wojciech Lason

Wojciech Lanson smiling outdoorsNuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Industrial Collaborative (iCASE) Studentship

Integrating human functional genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics to accelerate drug discovery for precision medicine in asthma

Supervisors: Timothy Hinks, Julian Knight


Image of Ioana-Wilhelmina LucinescuNuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health

Industrial Collaborative (iCASE) Studentship

Understanding common genomic pathways between endometriosis and other chronic pain conditions and their functional significance

Supervisors: Nilufer Rahmioglu, Katy Vincent, Krina Zondervan

Anezka Macey-Dare

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Department of Pharmacology

How maternal antibodies raised against receptors in the neonatal brain can give rise to antibody-mediated brain disorders

Supervisors:  Daniel Anthony, Tommas Ellender

Olaa Mohamed-Ahmed

Olaa Mohamed-Ahmed smilingNuffield Department of Population Health

Epidemiology of autoimmune disease in Chinese adults

Supervisors: Fiona Bragg, Zheng-Ming ChenChristiana Kartsonak

Patrick Pflughaupt

Patrick Pflughaupt

Radcliffe Department of Medicine

  Comparative Analyses and Genomic Sequence-Only Prediction of DNA Breakpoints via Gradient Boosting Machines and Deep Learning 

Supervisors: Peter McHugh,  Aleksandr Sahakyan

Klara Piletic

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Are metabolites generated by the microbiota key to a young immune system? Molecular regulation of neutrophil responses in inflammation

Supervisors: Ghada Alsaleh, Fiona Powrie, Anna Simon

Andreea Raslescu

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Department of Psychiatry

Developing a neurocognitive model of the antidepressant effects of ketamine

Supervisors: Catherine Harmer, Susannah Murphy

Jasmine Reese

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Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Industrial Collaborative (iCASE) Studentship

MALDI Imaging for Spatially Resolved Brain Tissue Analytics

Supervisors: Olaf Ansorge, Roman Fischer

Annabell Roberti

Annabell RobertiSir William Dunn School of Pathology

Anti-inflammatory actions of metabolites on macrophages and microglia

Supervisors: David Greaves, Ulrike Gruneberg


Hussam Rostom smilingNuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health

Characterisation of hormonal and metabolic changes during lactation

Supervisors: Fadil Hannan, Joanna Poulton, Taha Elajnaf

Leora Sevi

Department of Experimental Psychology

Knowledge of individuals as a constraining factor in an integrative hierarchical predictive account of emotion identification and its deficits

Supervisors: Geoffrey Bird

Kathryn Smith

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Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre


DPhil in Ion Channels and Disease  


Supervisors: Christopher Norbury

Lisa Spiering

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Department of Experimental Psychology


Cognitive and neural mechanisms of credit assignment


Supervisors: Matthew Rushworth, Jacqueline Scholl 

Anandagopal Srinivasan

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Epigenomic basis of drug resistance in Multiple Myeloma

Supervisors: Sarah Gooding, Udo Oppermann

Sven Turkalj

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Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Molecular basis for clonal advantage in myeloid blood cancers

 Supervisors: Paresh Vyas

Sophie Twigger

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Department of Oncology

Investigation of the contribution of redox stress to the therapy resistance of cells experiencing cycling oxygen levels

Supervisors: Stuart Conway, Ester Hammond

Isaac Walton

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Radcliffe Department of Medicine


Building the skull - normal and abnormal development

Supervisors: Stephen Twigg, Andrew Wilkie 

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