On Friday 1st Feb 2019, 5pm at St Cross College, Nanjala Nyabola will talk us through her ground-breaking work in Kenya and her new her book ‘Digital democracy, analogue politics, how the internet era is transforming Kenya.’ RegisterThe AfOx insaka is a gathering for sharing ideas and knowledge about Africa-focused research with speakers from diverse and varied academic disciplines. There are two events each academic term, on Friday of weeks 3 and 7. Each event will feature two talks by speakers from different disciplines, followed by questions and discussion. Drinks are served afterwards.
This EMBO Workshop will provide opportunities for both established experts and early career researchers working in these areas to interact, to present new and unpublished results and to forge new collaborations. Taking place at Keble College, Oxford 1 - 5 April 2019. Further details and to register click here.
The gastrointestinal tract is lined with a single sheet of epithelium that is replaced every 4-5 days. The base of a flask-shaped structured called the crypt is where the gastrointestinal stem cells are found. These divide to form daughter cells that travel up the crypt to replace these cells. Professor Simon Leedham's current research focuses on the cell-signaling pathways that control intestinal stem cells and the dysregulation of these pathways in cancer.
Novartis today announced a five-year collaboration with the Big Data Institute (BDI) to establish a world-leading research alliance that will improve drug development by making it more efficient and more targeted. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics, the partners expect to transform how ultra large and multiple datasets are analysed, combined and interpreted to identify early predictors of patient responses to treatments for inflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and psoriasis. Prof Gil McVean discusses the partnership.
Centre PI, Prof Peter Donnelly, was part of the Royal Society "You and AI" panel discussion. You can watch the entire event, chaired by Brian Cox, online.
Four out of five people in the world with diabetes now live in low and middle income countries. Professor Susanna Dunachie and her Thai collaborator Parinya Chamnan describe how diabetes leads to increased risk and worse outcomes for global infections such as TB, melioidosis and dengue, alongside discussing potential mechanisms and interventions.
Thursday 24 January 2019 , 1 - 2 pm
Lecture Theatre 1
Horton Hospital: "Stroke: The Heart of the Matter", Dr Alex Mentzer, Dr Ian Arnold and Dr Neil Stewart
Rheumatology: "A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing", Dr Lorraine O’Neill
Chair: Prof Chris Conlon