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.
Dr Nicola Fawcett from the Modernising Medical Microbiology research group will be displaying images of her 'agar art', grown from bacteria found in the gut, at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
The exhibition, featuring photos taken by photographer Chris Wood, invites viewers to consider how the gut is like a forest or garden, with microbes flouring in a mini ecosystem: the bacteria were grown in botanical designs.
The exhibition runs from 15th February-18th April 2016 at John Radcliffe Hospital's Level 2 Corridor Gallery, as part of Oxford University Hospitals's Artlink programme. It will then move to the Radcliffe Science Library.
A study by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics has uncovered the key role played by a single gene in how groups of animals diverge to form new species.
Dr Wen Hwa Lee, the Strategic Alliances Manager at the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), is interviewed about how the SGC is working to revolutionise the way we think about drug discovery.
Understanding the variation of malaria risk between houses, villages or region, and how malaria is transmitted in and around that variability helps develop better malaria control programmes and use their resources more wisely. Since malaria control tools are becoming less effective with time, progress in vaccine design is essential, as explained by Professor Philip Bejon.
Thursday 18th February, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital
Rheumatology: 'Curiosities from the Musculoskeletal Casebook: Lessons from rare bone diseases', Dr Laura Watts on behalf of Prof Paul Wordsworth
Chair: Prof Sir Peter J Ratcliffe FRS