Welcome to the website of the Wellcome Trust-funded D. Phil. program in Cellular Structural Biology!

This is the Ph. D. program for you if you are fascinated by the idea of using the powerful methods of structural biology to understand what happens within our cells at a molecular level. It is also the program for you if you would like to be at the cutting edge of structural biology methods development, making these methods more powerful in the future.

The program has been running continuously since 2000 and each year we aim to recruit a diverse cohort of talented students to join us. We recruit students from a wide range of different backgrounds and with a wide range of past experience. If you are fascinated by structural biology and eager to study and apply these tools, then apply to join us. 

Our program is run jointly by the University of Oxford, Diamond Light Source and the Rosalind Franklin Institute. This gives you the opportunity to work with world leaders based in these institutions and to use the cutting-edge equipment our national structural biology facilities.

In the pages of this site, you can find out about the course. You will learn what, thanks to the generosity of Wellcome, we are able to offer. You can meet the researchers who can supervise your project. You will meet some of our alumni and see where their careers took them. Finally, you can see the news and achievements of some of our students.

If you would like to know more, please contact us.