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Corpus has a strong reputation in biochemistry, and especially so at the undergraduate level. Over the last couple of years, a significant number of our students have carried on to research doctorates in biochemistry whilst others have pursued fields as diverse as teaching, civil service and consulting. The research interests of the subject tutors range from biomolecular structure through to virology. Dr Wormald is also the author of one of the standard first year textbooks used in the undergraduate course.

The College normally takes 4 undergraduate students a year to read for the M.Biochem. A good background in chemistry is essential. Biology and maths are both useful and almost all students have studied at least one of these. However, neither is obligatory as the first year course is designed to let students catch up in these areas. We will also consider seriously applications from students with a mixed science/arts background.

Subject Tutors

Dr JL Kiappes

Dr Struan Murray

Dr Kerstin Timm

Dr Mark Wormald, Molecular Biophysics and Glycobiology (currently Senior Tutor)

Professor Mark Sansom,

David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics


Resources for maths, science, Key Stage 5, applying to Oxford, and finding out more about Corpus can be found here.