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.
Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Kennedy Institute, Old Road Campus, 8 December – 10-11am
This talk will outline the implications of the vote to leave the EU on participation in existing EC-funded research awards and future EC funding opportunities as well as give details of what the University of Oxford is doing to ensure the best possible outcomes for research and education in the negotiation of the UK’s new relationship with the EU.
The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes for questions. Speaker: Gill Wells, Head of European Team
Global efforts to try and treat and eradicate malaria are being hampered by increasing resistance of the disease-causing Plasmodium parasite to anti-malarial drugs.
A new study led by researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics has identified genetic markers linked to resistance to the anti-malarial drug piperaquine. This new information can be used as a tool to identify areas where resistance is emerging and where current treatment strategies are likely to fail.
Although all cells in our body have the same genome, they look different and perform different functions. Epigenetic modifications such as methylations ensure which sets of genes are expressed in specific cells and how this specificity is inherited. Cancer cells show particular epigenetic abnormalities which can be targeted for cancer therapies, as explained by Professor Skirmantas Kriaucionis.
Friday 9th December, 8-9am, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital
Haematology: "Go Bloodless", Dr Sue Pavord and the Blood Transfusion Team
Chair: Prof Chris O'Callaghan