Oxford has one of the largest Biochemistry departments in the world, carrying out world-class research and teaching.

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The Courses

Wadham considers applications for the DPhil and MSc(Res) in Biochemistry, details of which can be found on the website of the Department of Biochemistry. It also admits doctoral students studying on the Wellcome Trust-funded programmes in Stuctural Biology, Chromosome Biology, and Infection, Immunology and Translational Medicine offered by the Medical Sciences Graduate School, as well as researchers working in the various Centres for Doctoral Training across the University (advisors will not necessarily be Biochemistry Tutors).


For additional programmes in the molecular biosciences to which Wadham admits students, see the Medical Sciences and Biological Sciences pages.

The Tutors

Wadham has two Fellows in Biochemistry, Professor Ben Berks (Tutorial Fellow) and Professor Susan Lea (Statutory Chair of Microbiology). Associate Professor Monika Gullerova, Wadham's Tutorial Fellow in Experimental Pathology, sometimes serves as college advisor in the molecular biosciences.