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.
Booking closes 30th October 2015 for a one-day conference on health research in low and middle income countries. The conference on 8th December at the Said Business School in Oxford brings together researchers across Oxford University, to showcase the diversity and quality of health research.
Research led by Professor John Frater sheds new light on how the HIV virus remains undetected in some patients, even after treatment is stopped. These findings could potentially lead to the eventual eradiction of HIV-1.
Writing in the Oxford Mail, Katie Borg from the Respiratory Medicine research group explains why studying lung diseases is so important, and urges people to volunteer for studies.
A Nature paper, lead-authored by Dr Dominic Kwiatkowski describes DNA variations that protect African children from developing severe malaria. An animated video from the Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network which carried out the study, explains the results.
Professor Philippe Guérin is Director of the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN). The best lines of defence against malaria are avoidance of mosquito bites and effective drug therapy. WWARN tracks the emergence of antimalarial drug resistance to ensure that anyone affected by malaria receives effective and safe drug treatment.
Thursday 15th October, 1 till 2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Hospital
Gastroenterology: “STOP-HCV PLEASE”, Dr Jane Collier and Prof Ellie Barnes
Cardiology: 'Atrial fibrillation, stroke and heart failure: the chicken or the egg?', Prof Barbara Casadei and Dr Rohan Wijesurendra
Chair: Prof Sir Peter J Ratcliffe FRS