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DPhil study opportunities are available in the form of Ludwig studentships with Dr Parinaz Mehdipour and Professor Xin Lu/Dr Richard Owen

Ludwig Oxford is happy to highlight two DPhil opportunities within the University of Oxford. Doctoral students within the Nuffield Department of Medicine carry out research in a single laboratory for three to four years if studying full-time, or six to eight years if studying part-time. There is no period of rotation between laboratories. All doctoral students develop their skills through a range of research training and skills development in their first year of full- time study or first two years of part-time study, by attending compulsory and optional training in laboratory techniques and generic skills, including scientific writing and statistics, while also working at the bench.


Professor Xin Lu and Dr Richard Owen are offering a funded PhD project titled 'On-therapy monitoring of oesophageal cancer and recurrence detection: the Blood-based Liquid Sequencing Study (BLISS)'.

The project will focus on using previously developed technology TET-assisted pyridine borane sequencing (TAPS) to assess three main points in oesophageal cancer: 

1. Oesophageal cancer monitoring

2. Oesophageal cancer recurrence detection

3. Oesophageal cancer vulnerability. 

For more information, see the full advert here. For information on how to apply, please see the DPhil in Clinical Medicine page


Dr Parinaz Mehdipour is offering a funded PhD project titled 'Dissecting the Role of Transposable Element-Derived RNA and Circular RNAs in Gene Regulation'.

The project will focus on identifying transposable elements-derived RNAs (TE-derived RNAs) and circular RNAs (circRNAs) and their potential protein-coding capabilities in human genomes. You will also look to investigate the mechanisms by which TE-derived RNAs and circRNAs regulate gene expression in cis and trans. 

For more information, see the full advert here. For information on how to apply, please see the DPhil in Clinical Medicine page.


Please note the application deadline closes Monday 8th July 2024. The deadline for receipt of references is Wednesday 10th July. 

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