Welcome to the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM)
We are a globally active research and teaching department based in several institutes and centres, including the WELLCOME CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS, Jenner Institute, Big Data Institute, Centre for Medicines Discovery and more. We have around 1,200 employees in the UK and 2,000 staff overseas, with major research units in Kenya, Thailand, Vietnam and several other countries.
NDM has pioneered the use of structural, cellular biology and genetics to understand and treat human disease; and it is distinguished by its excellence in the clinical disciplines, including tropical medicine and infectious disease, cancer, immunology, and vaccinology.
We are proud of our many positive impacts on human health: As examples, NDM scientists led by Sir Nick White conducted the first international efficacy trials of artemisinin therapy for malaria and have led the world in developing combination therapies and other strategies to combat malaria resistance. In 2019 Sir Peter Ratcliffe received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for elucidating the pathways regulating hypoxic gene regulation.
Richard Cornall - Nuffield Professor of Medicine and Head of Department
Some of Our contributions during the pandemic
The International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), led by Sir Peter Horby, which began its work in Wuhan in early January 2020
The Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine, developed by NDM’s Dame Sarah Gilbert with support from Cath Green, Tess Lambe and Sir Adrian Hill and many others
The Oxford-Office of National Statistics Survey of the UK Population, directed by Sarah Walker, which is supported by our own bespoke UK ELISA platform conducting 80,000 assays/day
The UKG-Oxford National Testing Centre for new Diagnostics directed by Derrick Crook
The NHS APP, which evolved from the work of Christophe Fraser and David Bonsall
The COVID19 Moonshot Consortium led by Frank von Delft and Martin Walsh and crowd-funding the development of novel antiviral drugs, with support from the Diamond Light Source.
The RECOVERY Trial led in the NHS by Sir Peter Horby and Sir Martin Landray (from NDPH), which has saved >1m lives through the discovery of dexamethasone as a treatment in severe disease.
and so much more...