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.
Staff from the Bodleian Libraries discuss open access at Oxford University in this podcast filmed on 23rd June 2014. Eli Harriss talks about the different routes to make published work open access and the policies required by different funding bodies, Juliet Ralph talks about the help and tools available to comply with open access policies and Sarah Barkla discusses the Oxford Research Archive.
Hepatitis is a viral infection that causes acute and chronic disease, and sometimes death. World hepatitis day takes place each year on 28 July and the aim of this year’s World Health Organization’s campaign is to raise awareness of viral hepatitis. This is a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. NDM spoke to Paul Klenerman, Professor of Immunology in Experimental Medicine, about his research on Hepatitis C and the advances that are being made in treatment approaches.
Research published by Oxford University researchers suggests that only 8.2% of human DNA is important and has a functional role. This is in contrast to earlier reports that suggested that as much as 80% of our DNA has some biochemical function. Dr Gerton Lunter from the WTCHG, a joint senior author of the study said: 'We cannot tell where every bit of the 8.2% of functional DNA is in our genomes, but our approach is largely free from assumptions or hypotheses.'
Angela Brueggemann's main focus is using high-throughput genotyping and whole genome sequencing techniques and unique collections of isolates to understand pneumococcal evolution, especially evolutionary changes related to antimicrobial and vaccine selective pressures.