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.
As part of the new Biosense exhibition, Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Professor Chris Schofield talk about the personal story behind research into oxygen sensing and its importance to human medicine.
Nayia Petousi, a Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, is one of 20 female scientists who have been selected to take part in a programme to help more women achieve senior research positions. The SUSTAIN programme, run by the Academy of Medical Sciences, offers a year-long programme of training, mentoring and peer networking around research.
THE GENETICS OF METABOLIC DISEASES
Professor Wyatt Yue explores how genetic defects lead to disease at the molecular level. A missing step in a metabolic pathway leads to the build-up of toxic compounds, and the lack of materials essential for normal function. Professor Yue studies the shape and function of these defective enzymes, in order to eventually develop new small molecule drugs.
Fighting malaria is one of our major objectives. Many NDM scientists try to find new ways to help the millions of people worldwide who are affected by malaria. In our edutainment game, players role-play as mosquito or malaria parasite, and interact with different stages of the disease's life-cycle.