Friday, 27th August 2021

Jobs: SABS R3 Programme Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, motivated and organised administrator with excellent interpersonal skills to join us at the Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). You will manage the administration and finances of our highly successful, industrially-focussed EPSRC funded Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible and Reproducible Research Centre for Doctoral Training (SABS R3 CDT) 4-year PhD programme; and support the work of the Head of Administration and Finance. You can find out more about and how to apply for the role of  SABS R3 Programme Manager here.

Friday, 14th May 2021

Bernadette Stolz wins Thesis Prize

Bernadette Stolz, a SABS 2014 student, has won the Mathematical Institute's Thesis Prize 2020 for her DPhil, Global and Local Persistent Homology for the Shape and Classification of Biological Data.

Friday, 4th December, 2020

EPA Cephalosporin-Linacre Scholarships

SABS R³ is pleased to announce the availability of EPA-Cephalosporin-Linacre Scholarships for eligble applicants. They are funded by the EPA Cephalosporin Fund in association with Linacre College and will provide full scholarships for students in the Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and the EPSRC Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible and Reproducible Research Centre for Doctoral Training (SABS R³). Scholarships will be awarded to students from socio-economic backgrounds that are under-represented in doctoral research. More informatiion can be found on our Funding and EEDI pages.

Tuesday, 21st October, 2020

DTC involved in pilot scheme addressing conscious and unconscious bias in graduate applications

Inspired by discussions with its students, scientific communities, and ongoing global events, SABS is taking part in the University's pilot with a limited number of courses to test actions aimed at minimising conscious and unconscious bias in its admissions procedure for graduate students. 

Thursday, 17th September, 2020

One in Eight Million

Congratulations to SABS alumnus Joshua Bull, a graduate student in Mathematics, who topped a field of more than eight million to win this year's Fantasy Football Premier League competition. You can find out how he did it by watching his public lecture which has already had more than 44,000 downloads. Well done, Josh!

Friday, 3rd July 2020

Congratulations to Dr Eoin Malins & DTC

We are delighted to announce that the "Introduction to Computer Programming" module, created by the DTC's Dr Eoin Malins, has been chosen as a winner of one of the five Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards this year. Professor Martin S. Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, said: "The entries reflected the high-quality education that takes place across University – with innovative approaches to teaching, and significant efforts taken to further improve students' educational experience at Oxford. All of the entries were highly commendable and the five winning entries showcase the range and depth of educational excellence at Oxford. 

The judging panel noted of your entry that it was an excellent application, clearly-articulated and demonstrating a strong underlying pedagogic rationale. The panel were particularly impressed with the powerful use of students learning with peers, and with the previous students returning as demonstrators. There was an impressive case made for student impact. The panel noted that other groups at Oxford or elsewhere could benefit from knowing more about this project and hope that the team will continue sharing their work more widely." Pro-VC Williams went on, "Please accept my warm congratulations on this award, and my thanks for your significant contribution to academic excellence at Oxford."

Thursday, 12th March, 2020

SABS Has a New Home!

We are pleased to announce that the newly-renovated Doctoral Training Centre opened at the start of March, and SABS has moved in. We are now located at 1-4 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3NP.

Thursday, 12th March, 2020
UNIQ+ 2020 Graduate Access Programme

UNIQ+ now closed for 2020 applications

SABS R³ was proposed the pilot UNIQ+ programme last year, which proved to be a great success, with four D.Phil programmes joining in.

UNIQ+ gives talented UK undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to discover what postgraduate study is like at Oxford through research experience in the University’s state-of-the-art facilities, working alongside our students and staff. The 2020 programmes will run from 6 July for seven weeks (with the exception of Humanities subjects, which will be four weeks). SABS R³ will be recruiting 6 graduates again this year.

Applications for 2020 are now closed. The deadline was 12 noon on Monday 24 February 2020. Eligibility criteria:

Friday, 13th December 2019

This year's ChemBiOx Conference was a resounding success -- to find out more, please see the organizer's report

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 2-4 pm, come and meet the SABS R³ Directors and current students at our annual Open Day. We will be in the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford (24-29 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LB).

Monday, 2 September 2019

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has appointed SABS Director Professor Charlotte Deane as Deputy Executive Chair.

Charlotte Deane
Friday, 9 August, 2019
UNIQ+ Students touring New College on a summer's day, 2019. © Phil Brooks, OU

© Phil Brooks, OU

Today was the last day of the UNIQ+ Summer School—the University of Oxford's first ever postgraduate access programme. The 33 UNIQ+ Students gathered in the morning in the Mathematical Institute, and gave excellent summaries of their research projects, including the six SABS UNIQ+ Students who spent their first two weeks learning about best practices in software engineering. UNIQ+ is an initiative of SABS R³, and we thank one of our industrial partners, Roche, for their support.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019
UNIQ+ Students attending a tour of New College, Oxford, before their first UNIQ+ Dinner.

The first UNIQ+ Students were taken on a tour of New College, Oxford, before their first UNIQ+ Dinner. They were welcomed by the Warden of New College, and the Vice-Chancellor, Louise Richardson.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Curious about research at Oxford?

The SABS R3 CDT has launched UNIQ+, a pilot six-week Summer School for talented individuals who would find continuing into postgraduate study a challenge, because of socio-economic or financial circumstances. The programme, designed to give the chance to experience what postgraduate study is like at the University of Oxford, will run 1 July to 9 August 2019, and is currently limited to subjects in medical, biological, mathematical, and physical sciences. 

The deadline for applications to the UNIQ+ programme is 12 noon on Monday, 29 April 2019, and you can find out how to apply here.