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.
Old Fire Station, Oxford, 8th March, 5pm-7.30pm
Come join the Nuffield Department of Medicine and Diamond Light Source for a film festival celebrating the history and development of X-ray crystallography and structural biology. Between the films, there will be opportunities to discuss the work with the featured scientists.
NDM is proud to be a Principal Partner of the Oxfordshire Science Festival 2015 and will be taking part in a number of events during the festival with fun activities for all the family.
A variety of signalling molecules ensure that the process of development from an undifferentiated ball of cells to an adult of the right size and shape proceeds according to plan. Matthias Zebisch from STRUBI, working with STRUBI co-head Yvonne Jones and other colleagues in Oxford and Jean-Paul Vincent’s group at the National Institute of Medical Resarch in Mill Hill, has discovered a unique feedback mechanism that controls one of the most important of these molecules. The result could have implications for the treatment of diseases including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Recent reports suggest that artemisinin drug resistance is emerging and spreading in many parts of the Asian Mekong region.
A study published today by NDM researchers in Lancet Infectious Diseases reports that the spread of artemisinin drug resistance is following the same historical route as resistance to other antimalarial drugs, chloroquine and sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine.
Currently run by Dr Claudia Turner and Dr Paul Turner, COMRU works to provide insights into the leading causes of bacterial sepsis among the local Cambodian population.
Thursday 12th March, Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Hospital, 13:00 to 14:00
Rheumatology: "Grave’s Orbitopathy", Dr Joel David and Mr Jonathan Norris
Clinical Biochemistry: "TBA", Speaker to be confirmed
Chair: Prof Hugh Watkins