The purpose of this section is to give people some idea of the types of projects that we can supervise. Being a bioinformatics group, we offer projects in several classical fields like biology, computer science and mathematics. The projects vary in size from small projects suitable for a 6 or 8 weeks project to projects suitable for a DPhil investigation. During past years we have supervised:
- Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre student projects (2 months projects for 4th year students)
- Projects as part of an MSc in computer science from the Dept of Computer Science (4 months projects for 3rd year students)
- 3rd year statistics–mathematics projects (lasting two months or more)
- Summer projects with students from biology, statistics, mathematics and computer science (projects usually lasting 6–8 weeks)
- High school student summer projects
The descriptions of the projects are in general terms, outlining some open problems in various areas of bioinformatics. Please note that funding is not available for project proposals (unless otherwise stated). Some of these projects are very suitable for summer studentships though, where funding can be obtained by application from Wellcome (for UK-based university students only; deadline 11.2.11), Nuffield (for UK-based university students only; deadline 11.2.11), the Genetics Society , EPSRC and the Statistics Department. For further information concerning funding from the UK please see here. For European students interested in devoting slightly more time to working on a project – at least three months – the Erasmus Programme may be suitable. For Danish students, please see here. The deadlines start in February before the summer in question. More information on possible funding opportunities can be found at ResearchResearch, the Mathematical Institute's list of studentship funding, and Oxford University's financial section. American students may also consider the National Institute of Health Oxford/Cambridge program or the Rhodes Scholar program. If you are interested in a project, please contact the person in charge of that project to make further inquiries about what working on that project could involve. You are of course also more than welcome to get in touch to discuss the possibility of doing a project based on your own proposal. Further inspiration for projects can be found by browsing our past grant proposals. Reports downloadable from this page are not censored after quality - some are excellent some are not. Some project reports are not available from the www-page due to Oxford University rules. If you are interested in the report, you can contact Jotun Hein or the student in question.