Department of Biochemistry
The Department of Biochemistry in Oxford was established in 1920 and is now one of the largest in Europe. Situated in an attractive area close to the University Parks and River Cherwell, the Department is housed in the University Science Area and is currently undergoing a major expansion programme centred on the recently completed and award-winning New Biochemistry Building. The Science Area includes the Radcliffe Science Library and the Natural History Museum, and is conveniently located for easy access to the town centre and colleges.
The department includes research laboratories working in the areas of glycobiology, cell and chromosome biology, genes and development, molecular and systems biology, and molecular biophysics. It is particularly well equipped with an extensive computer network, all the basic hardware essential in today's research, together with an excellent range of state-of-the-art specialist equipment.
For more information please visit: http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/
The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM)
The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine fosters research in molecular and cell biology with direct application to the study of human disease. Housing around four hundred scientists, we are proud to be at the forefront of an exciting research field impacting on our understanding and treatment of diseases ranging from Cancer to AIDS.
The Institute was founded by Professor David Weatherall in 1989. The three main sponsors of research in the Institute are the University of Oxford, The Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK. Significant funding also comes from the Wellcome Trust and other medical research charities.
For more information please visit: http://www.imm.ox.ac.uk
Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (CNCB)
The Centre is an autonomous research centre embedded in the stimulating world of the University of Oxford. It is supported by a Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. The aim of the centre is to understand how intelligence emerges from the physical interaction of nerve cells.
“The cell is the fundamental unit of life. The neural cell is the fundamental unit of intelligence, memory and consciousness, but we won’t understand any of these evolved abilities until we work out how neurons act together, and how circuits of neurons are integrated together.’ Eric Kandel”. We address this problem by studying the brain from the top down rather than from the bottom up: we reason from behaviour to cellular and molecular mechanisms. Much of our research is done in fruit flies, where physical events in nerve cells can be linked to higher brain function more easily than in other animals, in which either the behaviour is too simple or the brain structures are too complex.
For more information please visit: http://www.cncb.ox.ac.uk
Micron Oxford is located within the Department of Biochemistry and the Dunn School of Pathology in the South Parks Road science area at the University of Oxford, and is funded by a strategic award from the Wellcome Trust. We are a collaborative, multidisciplinary bioimaging unit working with biomedical researchers in the Oxford area and beyond to apply advanced cellular imaging techniques to address key questions in biology. We are focusing on the development and use of single molecule methods, light sheet and super-resolution microscopy.
For more information please visit: http://www.micronoxford.com
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (NDM)
The Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (NDM) is one of the largest departments of the University of Oxford and is part of the Medical Sciences Division, with responsibility for a significant part of the teaching of clinical students within the Medical School.
NDM has significant financial turnover and complexity, resulting from its diverse research portfolio, its geographical spread and its close links with NHS funding and strategic teams involved in the development and delivery of increasingly integrated clinical research platforms.
For more information please visit: http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/home
The Division of Structural Biology (STRUBI)
The Division of Structural Biology (STRUBI) forms part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine and numbers some 80 research and support staff. STRUBI research has connections throughout the Medical Sciences Division (MSD) of the University of Oxford and maintains a highly competitive international profile. Members of STRUBI have access to state-of-the-art equipment and techniques for structural biology.
For more information please visit: http://www.strubi.ox.ac.uk/strubi/
The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics is one of the leading international centres for the study of the genetic basis of common human diseases. As well as hosting high-profile groups pursuing the genetic basis of diabetes, cardiovascular, and infectious disease, and neuropsychiatric phenotypes (amongst others), the WTCHG has led the efforts of the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium and been responsible for advancing the application of large-scale genetic analysis to the dissection of common human phenotypes. The Centre also houses leading research groups in statistical genetics and structural biology.
The Centre provides core facilities in genomics, bioinformatics and statistical genetics, imaging, and chromosome dynamics. Presently the WTCHG has around 470 scientists and support staff and had a £20.3M grant turnover in 2010/11.
For more information please visit: http://www.well.ox.ac.uk/home
Department of Physics
The Physics Department is one of the largest physics departments in the world employing about 475 people and having an annual turnover of about £33m.
For more information please visit: http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk
Department of Chemistry
Oxford is one of the leading chemistry research departments in the world with around 80 academic staff carrying out international-level research, and an annual research income of around £15 million. The Department is currently engaged in a number of innovative themes of work including: Catalysis; Sustainable Energy Chemistry; Advanced functional materials; Synthesis; Interfacial Science; Innovative Measurement and photon science; Chemistry at the interface with biology and medicine; Kinetics, dynamics and mechanism; Theory and modelling of complex systems.
For more information please visit: http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/