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We've asked Xi Li from China why he decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

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In his final year as a Junior Doctor in China Xi saw a lot of cancer patients but there was only limited availability of clinical treatments. This experience motivated him to research HBV hepatocellular carcinoma. He likes the environment in the Department and enjoys the traditions associated with Oxford like punting.


Xi Li

Xi Li, from China, joined the University of Oxford in 2012. He is a CSC-NDM student. Prior to his DPhil he studied Clinical Medicine at Sichuan University, China. He is a member of Christ Church College and his project is Antigen specific T-cell function in HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma under the supervision of Professor Tao Dong. Xi has also been involved in initial seed funding projects as part of the new Centre for Translational Immunology, a joint venture between Oxford and Chinese scientists.

NDM Studentship

Every year, about 60 DPhil students start a life changing experience in the Nuffield Department of Medicine in Oxford.

NDM Prize Studentships are advertised from October in Nature and online, and have a closing deadline of early January each year, with interviews taking place towards the end of January. The candidates are judged on the basis of their academic and research potential. The Prize Studentships are open to graduate students from all countries. Candidates should submit an online application by the deadline. Please read our guidance on how to apply.