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Anton van der Merwe


Director of The Graduate School and Director of Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre

I am responsible for providing academic leadership in the Division in all matters relating to Graduate Studies. This includes developing and implementing new policy and procedures, securing and awarding studentship funding, and providing oversight of the divisional skills training programme. Major developments in recent years include the development of a Graduate School funding competition, and the Graduate School website. I represent the Division at the University level on various bodies dealing with graduates. I also liaise with  my counterparts in other Divisions, especially Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division, with whom we run joint DPhil programmes. Finally, I liaise with external funding agencies.

The Doctoral Training Centre provides a home for several cross-divisional DPhil programmes, which are core-funded by the Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation. I provide oversight of all aspects of these programmes, including their funding and management, the performance of their students, and the provision of generic training.

In addition to these role I also direct a research programme in molecular immunology in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, where I am the Director of Graduate Studies.