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The Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine is part of the Medical Sciences Division. It hosts one of the largest groupings of Biomedical Researchers in the University Sector, and is also responsible for a significant part of the teaching of clinical medical students with the Oxford Medical School.


Peter Ratcliffe at the Museum of Natural History

Peter Ratcliffe at the Museum of Natural History

Posted 07/07/2015

As part of the new Biosense exhibition, Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Professor Chris Schofield talk about the personal story behind research into oxygen sensing and its importance to human medicine.

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NDM scientist selected for career advancement scheme

NDM scientist selected for career advancement scheme

Posted 30/06/2015

Nayia Petousi, a Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, is one of 20 female scientists who have been selected to take part in a programme to help more women achieve senior research positions. The SUSTAIN programme, run by the Academy of Medical Sciences, offers a year-long programme of training, mentoring and peer networking around research.

Tuberculosis test breakthrough

Tuberculosis test breakthrough

Posted 24/06/2015

Tuberculosis sufferers may be able get drug treatment sooner, thanks to a new whole genome sequencing technique. Academics at Oxford University have developed a new test to detect which drugs are effective for patients. Current tests have a six-week wait before results, whereas the new test produces results in three weeks. NDM Professor Tim Peto led this study.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers



Dr Yoel Lubell leads the economic team at the MORU Mathematical and Economic Modelling Group, based in Bangkok, Thailand. His research focuses on the evaluation of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines for infectious diseases, with the aim of providing guidance on malaria elimination and control of artemisinin resistance in the Mekong region.

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The Life Cycle of Malaria


Fighting malaria is one of our major objectives. Many NDM scientists try to find new ways to help the millions of people worldwide who are affected by malaria. In our edutainment game, players role-play as mosquito or malaria parasite, and interact with different stages of the disease's life-cycle.