Min Sun, from China, joined the University of Oxford in 2013. She is a CSC-NDM student. Prior to her DPhil she studied Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield. She is a member of St Anne's college and her project is to investigate the dynamic HIF-binding profiles across the whole genome under physiopathologically relevant hypoxic conditions under the supervision of Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Dr Norma Masson.
Every year, about 60 DPhil students start a life changing experience in the Nuffield Department of Medicine in Oxford.
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We've asked Min Sun from China why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Min first had the chance to experience life in Oxford during a 3 month internship in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, which enabled her to develop her interest in molecular biology. She is currenty studying for a DPhil in the field of hypoxia research. She believes that the research environment in Oxford is excellent and enjoys not only the academic atmosphere but also living in the city of Oxford.