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.
Oxford Open Doors is an annual weekend event, run by The Oxford Preservation Trust, which encourages locals and visitors to discover and learn more about the city of dreaming spires. NDM will once again be taking part in the Oxford Open Doors event, which takes place this year on 13th-14th September 2014. On 13th September there will be a science fair in NDMRB between 10am and 4pm. Free tours of the Target Discovery Institute will take place both days at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Booking is required in advance for the tours and is available ...
Derrick Crook, Professor of Microbiology in NDM, joins Public Health England (PHE) as Director of Microbiology from 1 January 2015. Professor Crook has wide experience in microbiology, infectious diseases and medicine having worked in a number of positions. In his new role as PHE’s Director of Microbiology, his particular focus will be to lead the translation of genomic technologies to transform microbiology practice across England.
One of NDM's units, The Jenner Institute, is to start clinical safety tests of a candidate Ebola vaccine, aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,200 people in the current outbreak in West Africa. The human trials of this vaccine are to be accelerated with international consortium funding in response to the Ebola epidemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
Professor Alison Simmons is interested in the molecular aspects of innate immune recognition, the primitive arm of the immune system that defends the host from infection by other organisms in a non-specific manner. Defects in the innate immune system can result in difficulty clearing infections but also in inflammation.