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.
This symposium will take place at The Open University, and is of relevance to all those with a professional or personal interest in dementia. Registration is free and can be booked online. Places are limited and will be assigned quickly, so early booking is advised. Venue: Berrill Auditorium, Open University, Milton Keynes.
Scientists have found low immunity to the new bird flu virus H7N9 among the general population. Led by Maciej Boni and Professor Jeremy Farrar, researchers at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Vietnam tested blood samples from 1,723 people for the presence of antibodies to five different bird flu viruses. The results suggest that people have had very little or no exposure to the H7 subtype.
Our first series of podcasts is on Translational Medicine, from Bench to Bedside.The role of proteins in cellular signalling and disease is best studied through the development of highly specific chemical inhibitors, which can serve as a tool molecule for functional studies. Professor Stefan Knapp works to determine the structure of protein molecules to understand their regulation and to aid the design of selective inhibitors that can be developed further into efficient drugs