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 within the Oxford Medical School.
The next call of the MRC Confidence in Concept Fund is now open. The MRC CiC is an internal University of Oxford fund that will support the earliest stages of translational research projects. It is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach.
Applications for interdisciplinary research are particularly welcomed, it is anticipated that half of the funding available will be awarded to interdisciplinary projects.
Expression of interest deadline Monday 18 April.
Dr Wen Hwa Lee, the Strategic Alliances Manager at the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), is interviewed about how the SGC is working to revolutionise the way we think about drug discovery.
A Blueprint article discusses how researchers from the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, including Professors Peter Horby and Trudie Lang, led the frontline research response against Ebola, and how Professor Adrian Hill led the search for a vaccine at the height of the crisis. Professor Hill will also be giving the 2016 Oxford London lecture next month.
Understanding the variation of malaria risk between houses, villages or region, and how malaria is transmitted in and around that variability helps develop better malaria control programmes and use their resources more wisely. Since malaria control tools are becoming less effective with time, progress in vaccine design is essential, as explained by Professor Philip Bejon.
Thursday 11th February, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital
Neurology: 'Double vision and unsteadiness in a 37 year old woman', Dr Mkael Symmonds
Gastroenterology: 'Shifting sediment', Dr Vincent Cheung, Dr Elham Khatamzas, Dr Helen Bungay, Dr Hanif Esmail and Dr Adam Bailey
Chair: Prof Sir Peter J Ratcliffe FRS