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.
The Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience event provides a unique opportunity for researchers from industry and across the University of Oxford and its partner organisations to learn about and discuss recent breakthroughs, research facilities and emerging scientific methodologies relevant to fundamental and applied bioscience. The keynote speakeris Judith Batchelar (Director of Sainbury's Brand and co-Chair of the AgriTech Leadership Council). It is hoped that this event will provide an ...
24th March is ‘World Tuberculosis Day’ - an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of TB worldwide.
To mark the occasion NDM spoke to Professor Guy Thwaites, Director of the Oxford Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, about the situation in South-east Asia and the ongoing research at OUCRU in to eradicating the disease and improving patient outcomes and Professor Helen McShane about a new TB vaccine approach.
Scientists have traced the history of European and African migration to the Americas by running genetic information from 4,000 individuals from more than 64 different populations around the world through a high-resolution analysis. The scientists used a technique called haplotype-based analysis to compare the pattern of genes in these 'recipient populations' to 'donor populations' in areas where migrants to America came from. Professor Simon Myers,University Lecturer in Bioinformatics,at the WTCHG was a co-author on the study published in Nature Communications.
Professor Guy Thwaites is the Director of Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Vietnam. He is trying to improve outcomes for patients with tuberculous meningitis, the most severe form of tuberculosis. 100, 000 people a year get tuberculous meningitis and without treatment 100% of people with the disease will die.
As part of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Women in Science series, Professor Helen McShane spoke about juggling her career with raising three children (her children are currently 8, 12 and 14).
"I didn't plan it like this but I have ended up somewhere that I am very happy with." "I would say to many people that I have a job that I love, possibly the best job in the world and that I am very lucky."