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We are pleased to announce the appointment from 1 September 2017 of two new Directors with responsibilities for graduate studies matters across the Medical Sciences Division:

Director of the Medical Sciences Division Graduate School: Professor Robert Gilbert 

Robert GilbertProfessor Robert Gilbert will become Director of the Medical Sciences Graduate School (including the Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre) on 1 September 2017, succeeding Professor Anton van der Merwe. His appointment is for three years in the first instance, with responsibilities for strategic direction and leadership on graduate studies matters across all departments within the Medical Sciences Division, and advocating for the Medical Sciences Graduate School at all levels, both within the collegiate University and externally with funding bodies and other agencies. Professor Gilbert is professor of biophysics with research interests in protein science and structural biology. He is currently Director of Graduate Studies for the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (NDM) and Vice-Chair of the Divisional Graduate School Committee. He is also Managing Editor of European Biophysics Journal.

Director of the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership: Professor Marella de Bruijn

Marella de BruijnProfessor Marella de Bruijn will become Director of the Oxford – Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) on 1 September 2017. This is a new role following a re-organisation of leadership responsibilities, also for three years in the first instance, with responsibilities for leading the delivery of the MRC DTP and leading on the University’s preparation of future bids for MRC DTP funding. Professor de Bruijn is associate professor of developmental haematopoiesis with research interests in developmental and stem cell biology. She is currently Director of Graduate Studies for the Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM), Chair of the Oxford-MRC DTP Steering Committee, Chair of the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine’s (WIMM) Graduate Studies Committee, and a programme leader in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit in the WIMM.

 

We should also like to take this opportunity to offer the Division’s heartfelt thanks to Professor Anton Van Der Merwe, as he steps down from the Directorship of the Graduate School, for his outstanding contribution to graduate studies in the Medical Sciences, and his superb leadership since the School’s inception in 2010.  Without his vision and dedication, the Graduate School would not have been successfully established.