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.
Quantitative Genomics 2014 is a student conference that will bring together early-career researchers from around the world working at the forefront mathematical and quantitative genomics. This event features a talk from Professor Peter Donnelly. QG14 will take place on the 30th May 2014 at the Academy of Medical Sciences in London.
World health day is celebrated each year on 7th April and marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation. The theme for 2014 is ‘vector-born diseases’. The Nuffield Department of Medicine spoke to Professor Nick Day, Director of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) about his research on scrub typhus, a vector-borne disease that is common in the Asia Pacific region.
NDM students Karl Hudspith and Malcolm Howard were selected as part of the Oxford crew for the BNY Mellon Oxford-Cambridge annual boatrace on Sunday 6th April, 2014. They helped row the Oxford boat to the biggest victory over Cambridge since 1973. Karl’s research interest is the Next Generation Sequencing and Sequence Capture for Molecular Diagnosis of Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases under the supervision of Dr Jenny Taylor. Malcolm ...
The Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) was established in 1986 as a centre for epidemiological study into the treatment and prevention of resistant malaria among refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. At the time, malaria was the most serious health problem facing the displaced population living along the border and the primary cause of death, representing over 45% of out-patient consultations.
The course is a one-day offering, and covers impact statements and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders such as funders, policymakers and the general public. It will be useful for early career as well as more established researchers looking to add to their skills in research communication.