Why choose the GMS Programme?
"The GMS program is perfect for me, in that it specializes in bringing together people from very different backgrounds, with different interests and approaches to researching medical genomics."
Minette Salmon, 2019 cohort
"GMS is one of the most reputed DPhil programs in Oxford. It offers a wide range of world-renowned supervisors and is one of the most interdisciplinary research programs. I believe the program is ideal for someone looking to explore the interdisciplinary regime of genetics and statistics."
Hrushikesh Loya, 2020 cohort
GMS 2020 Cohort
Students who started the programme in 2020 having just matriculated
GMS 2019 Cohort
Students from the 2019 cohort during laboratory training.
Taught first term
"The first term of GMS is one of exploring, broadening perspectives, and growing skills in a supportive and interdisciplinary academic culture."
Vassi Sharlandjieva, GMS 2020 cohort
"Rotations are a great opportunity to get to know potential supervisors with their research groups and varied supervision styles. I was unsure of what specific topic or area I wanted to specialise in going into the programme and found this first year of rotations very helpful in narrowing down my interests."
Lino Ferreira, GMS 2019 cohort
Internships and collaboration
"The GMS program and the Wellcome Trust funding allowed me to form connections in academia and industry both inside and outside of Oxford, and I would highly recommend it to any student who is interested in furthering their career in genomics and its applications."
Chris Cole, GMS 2017 cohort
Social Life, Challenges and Motivation
“I have found it so important to have hobbies and interests outside of work to keep me motivated during the DPhil, particularly through the series of lockdowns. Playing with the badminton squad at Oxford has been a great way to keep physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy over the last two years."
Samvida Ventakesh, GMS 2019 cohort
Student life during the pandemic
“As President of the graduate common room at Brasenose College in 2020/2021, standing up for the concerns of the students at my college during the pandemic has been incredibly rewarding. The common rooms are also a major part of social life in Oxford, and I hope we will soon have our parties, arts workshops, and bagel brunches back!"
Jennifer Herrmann, GMS 2019 cohort