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.
The four year NDM Prize Studentships are our principal fully-funded awards and are open to outstanding candidates from any country without restriction. The departmental Prize Studentships are awarded for DPhil (PhD) students starting at the beginning of the academic year in October and have a generous stipend of £18,000 per annum, which is tax-free. The Nuffield Professor of Medicine is also able to award additional stipends (Osler Awards) of up to £5,000 per annum in exceptional cases. Please note that the closing date for applications for the October 2015 start is 12 noon (GMT) on 9th January 2015.
NDM Ludwig Oxford researchers, led by Branch Director Xin Lu, have discovered a key mechanism that governs how cells of the epithelia, the soft lining of inner body cavities, shift between a rigid, highly structured and immobile state and a flexible and motile form. Their study shows that a tumor suppressor protein named ASPP2 functions as a molecular switch that controls this process and its reverse, both of which play a critical role in a number of biological phenomena, including wound healing, embryonic development and, not least, the metastasis of cancers.
The Jenner Institute team, led by Professor Adrian Hill has been funded with a £2.8 million grant from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The money will allow the team to start safety tests of the vaccine alongside similar trials in the US run by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, a part of the NIH). The first out of 60 volunteers ...
Professor François Nosten's work concentrates on infectious diseases at the Thai-Burma border. The main focus of his research is on malaria, especially malaria in pregnant women and emerging drug resistance of malaria parasites.
Combining healthcare and research allow Professor Nosten to implement a new treatment regimen as soon as the results from clinical trials are available, which is beneficial to patients and highly rewarding for researchers.
Thu 6th Nov 2014 from 13:00 to 14:00, Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Hospital
Gastroenterology: “Application of molecular imaging for the optical detection of dysplasia at endoscopy”, Dr Elizabeth Bird-Lieberman
Rheumatology: “The eyes have it”, Dr Tom Nicholson and Prof Raashid Luqmani