Princeton Program: Oxford-Princeton Exchange in Biochemistry
Oxford’s Biochemistry Department is one of the largest in Europe—with an annual intake of about 100 undergraduates reading for a four-year M.Bioch. degree. In addition, about 150 graduate students are in residence at any one time, and the total staff (academic and non-academic) numbers some 500 people. Please see the department website for more details about the Department and its research activities.
You can choose projects from a range of projects offered by the Biochemistry supervisors as arranged by the Oxford coordinator. In order to find projects that interest you, look at the Department of Biochemistry research page to choose researchers or professors you would like to work with. You will need to list three choices in order of preference (with your first choice being the person you would most like to have supervise you). All of the projects are in well-supported laboratories. In addition to researchers in the lab, you will have the support of your designated College’s biochemistry tutor, who is a member of the teaching staff in the Department.
You will receive a semester of credit from Princeton for the work you do at Oxford. Experimental work is written up in the form of a published experimental paper with specific sections. It should be no longer than 5000 words. If you take a tutorial in Genetics, Biochemistry, or another science subject, the tutor will submit a tutor’s report outlining the substance of the course and assessing the level of performance. If you take tutorials in biochemistry, you will be required to sit for an exam once you return to Princeton to ensure that you covered the range of material in MOL 345. Students on the exchange have access to Blackboard and can follow the course material with their Oxford tutor.
If you are interested in learning more about the Exchange, contact Professor Mark Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor Alison Gammie (email@example.com), or Mell Bolen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of the Study Abroad Program.