The CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology at the University of Oxford welcomes applications for its graduate training in Radiation Biology. The taught programme is for one-year, full-time in radiation biology leading to an MSc awarded by the University of Oxford, comprising of a five-month core theoretical course covering the emerging areas of fundamental biology for oncology and its treatment by radiotherapy and a six-month high-quality basic and clinically-applied research project.
The CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology integrates fundamental radiobiology research with clinical and translational applications. Major interests of the centre include: DNA damage and cellular responses to ionizing radiation (DNA repair, cell cycle checkpoints, and apoptosis); molecular targets in radiation oncology; mechanisms of metastasis; factors promoting tumour growth and virulence; tumour physiology and angiogenesis. Key translational goals include identifying and validating molecular targets to selectively reduce tumour survival following exposure to ionizing radiation; increasing the specificity of radiation therapy for cancer cells using radio-pharmaceuticals and biomolecular approaches.
The MSc course will provide comprehensive preparation for a career in research or industry, whether in radiobiology, radiation protection or the advancement of cancer radiotherapy treatments. The MSc provides the first year of graduate research training for students, some of whom will go on to complete the DPhil in Oncology at the University of Oxford; which equips students with the scientific knowledge and cutting-edge technical skills to become the scholars, teachers and researchers for the next generation.