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.
This one day conference will be held on 2nd March 2015 at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford and will explore the challenges of implementing genomic medicine into widespread clinical practice. There will be a particular focus on the generation of economic evidence and the ethical issues that arise in the resource allocation decisions required to allow personalised medicine to be realised.
Applications are now open for the 2015 Summer Internship Programme.
Recent reports suggest that artemisinin drug resistance is emerging and spreading in many parts of the Asian Mekong region.
A study published today by NDM researchers in Lancet Infectious Diseases reports that the spread of artemisinin drug resistance is following the same historical route as resistance to other antimalarial drugs, chloroquine and sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine.
Professor Xin Lu from Ludwig Cancer Research led a team of researchers looking at how a protein, iASPP, might be involved in the growth of tumours. They found that it has a surprising role in regulating the 'glue' that holds heart cells together, a finding that may explain how a gene defect could cause sudden cardiac death.
Thursday 5th March, Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Hospital, 13:00 to 14:00
Emergency Medicine: "Avalanche on Everest: challenges of working at the worlds highest ED", Dr Suzy Stokes
Dermatology: "Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: A Lonely Hairs Club", Dr Caroline Champagne