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The College aims to promote research by providing Research Fellowships for outstanding young academics and also supports the research work of its Fellows. These pages demonstrate the active research environment at St John's and provide more information about the College's Research Fellows and Research Associates.

Research News

St John’s College intends to appoint up to six College Research Associates from 1 September 2014.  Please see the vacancy details page for more information about these posts and how to apply. Applications close on Friday 30 May 2014.
The closing date for applications for Research Fellowships for 2014 was 17.00 BST on 1 October 2013.Information for candidates wishing to apply for Research Fellowships in 2015 will be published on this website in 2014.
Amyloid fibril, magnified a million times
A group of research scientists led by Dr Tuomas Knowles, a current Fellow of St John's College, have recently identified the molecular trigger for Alzheimer's disease.The research, recently published in the Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences, maps the pathway that generates abnormal forms of protein which are the root cause of neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's disease. It is hoped that new techniques for earlier diagnosis and improved treatment could be developed with this better understanding of the underlying molecular processes.