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Ludwig Oxford’s Benjamin Schuster-Böckler is one of 31 Official Fellows in this new Oxford college.

Parks College, founded in May 2019, is a new graduate college of the University of Oxford. Located in the heart of the University Science Area, the college will draw together students and researchers from a diverse set of disciplines to tackle some of the big challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Academic activities are clustered in three areas:

  1. Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  2. Environmental change
  3. Cellular life

Dr Benjamin Schuster-Böckler has been elected as a Fellow of Parks College in the "Cellular Life" theme, joining the first set of 31 fellows. Ben’s research at Ludwig Oxford focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of differences in mutation rates, including the influence of DNA modifications and DNA replication on mutability.

Parks College recently received a landmark donation of £80M from the Reuben Foundation. This gift provides a substantial endowment for the college and expands the existing Reuben Scholarship Programme to include graduate scholarships for students at the college. In recognition of this historic gift, the University has proposed to change the name of this new college to Reuben College.