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 within the Oxford Medical School.
Professor Stephen Baker has been awarded the Fleming Prize for his work on the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance, and he combines genomics and epidemiology to provide a better understanding of disease outbreaks.
The Fleming Prize, named after Sir Alexander Fleming, founder and first President of the Society for General Microbiology (1945–1947), and is awarded to an early career researcher who has achieved an outstanding research record.
Oxford Professor of Tropical Medicine Kevin Marsh has won the Al-Sumait Prize for Health for his contributions to health in Africa. His award recognises his sustained efforts to control and eradicate malaria, which impacts the health of tens of millions of African children.
Professor Marsh's research on malaria spans more than three decades, from studying the immunology of malaria in the Gambia to his recent role as director of the KEMRI-Wellcome programme in Kenya from 1989 to 2014.
RNA viruses are major pathogens that represent the majority of new viruses emerging over time. They are particularly good at evading the host's response to infection. A better understanding of the interaction between virus and host can lead to a better control of viral infections. Recent discoveries on viral genome composition and structure might allow us to manipulate this interaction and generate new, safer vaccines, as explained by Professor Peter Simmonds.
Thursday 27th October, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital
Cardiothoracic surgery: "The Use of Randomized Clinical Trials to Distort Best Clinical Practice", Prof David Taggart
Acute General Medicine Firm D: "A Thai Takeaway", Dr Maheshi Ramasamy
Chair: Prof Chris Conlon