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.
Bookings are still open for Crossing Boundaries 2 - a one-day conference on health research in low and middle income countries. The conference on 8th December at the Said Business School in Oxford brings together researchers across Oxford University and beyond, to showcase the diversity and quality of health research.
In a special Oxford Science Blog interview to mark World AIDS Day (1st December), Professor Lucy Dorrell discusses how the treatment of AIDS has changed over the years - and how future treatments are aiming to cure the disease.
Talking to BBC Radio Oxford, Professor John Frater describes how HIV hides from the immune system, and how a new trial hopes to get the virus to reveal itself, so that the immune system can kill it. Interview begins approximately five minutes from the start of the programme.
Dr Zamin Iqbal studies the DNA of bacteria and parasites, and compares the genomes of individual pathogens to track the spread of antibiotic resistance. Pathogens accumulate small genetic changes over time, and by tracking these changes, it is possible to map the spread of an infection. This enables better surveillance of pathogen evolution, within a host, within a hospital and across the world.
Thursday 3rd December, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital
Medical Director’s Office: "Never Say Never (Again)", Dr Tony Berendt
Silver Star: "Acute Liver Failure in Pregnancy",
Dr Jennifer Hogan and Dr Lucy Mackillop
Chair: Prof Sir Peter J Ratcliffe FRS