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.
31st January 2017, 1-2pm, WTCHG Seminar room A/B
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Scientists have named three relatively little-known diseases they think could cause the next global health emergency. A coalition of governments and charities has committed $460m to speed up vaccine development for Mers, Lassa fever and Nipah virus. Tulip Mazumdar visited the Jenner Institute where scientists are developing vaccines for all three of the viruses. Their Mers (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) vaccine is at the most advanced stage. It is expected that it will be trialled in humans by the end of the year.
MORU is collaborating with Bangkok-based B-floor Theatre to develop and produce a performance with the theme of antimicrobial resistance with a specific focus on the ethics of research with children. Through a 6-month research residency at MORU, the group will produce a series of 40-45 minute puppet theatre performances at the Bangkok Theatre Festival and elsewhere in Thailand. Part of MORU's ...
Resistance to antibiotics is a growing issue worldwide. Mapping where the resistance is as well as its distribution and diversity is hampered by the lack of laboratory facilities in many parts of the world. New technologies allow the characterisation of whole pathogen communities, giving us clues where multi-drug resistant organisms come from. This can help set up a better public health perspective surveillance, as explained by Dr Olga Tosas-Auguet.
Thu 19 Jan 2017, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital
Infectious Diseases: "New bug on the Block", Dr Elham Khatamzas and Dr Katie Jeffery
Psychological Medicine: "Symptoms without disease", Dr Alex Langford and Professor Michael Sharpe
Chair: Prof Chris Conlon
Fri 20 Jan 2017, 1-2pm, WTCHG seminar rm A&B
Understanding susceptibility to Salmonella in HIV-infected Africans, Prof Calman MacLennan
Control of inflammation by myeloid cells, Professor Irina Udalova