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.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, was at Oxford University today to mark the launch of a centre that will put the UK at the forefront of revolutionising healthcare through 'big data' and better drug discovery. Phase I of the Centre – the Target Discovery Institute, conceived and developed by the Nuffield Professor of Medicine, Professor Peter Ratcliffe, is now complete.The Department has a history of working closely with the Li Ka Shing Foundation most notably through a long term collaboration, The Li Ka Shing Global Health Programme, led by Professor Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit based in Vietnam.
Our first series of podcasts is on Translational Medicine, from Bench to Bedside.It is now known that genetic variants can form the basis of psychiatric disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Professor Jonathan Flint is investigating the genetics behind psychiatric disorders, in particular the origins of stress-related conditions, such as anxiety and depression, for which we have relatively ineffective treatments.