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.
The Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research in Oxford is marking its 10 year anniversary with a two-day symposium at Keble College Oxford on 11 and 12 September 2017 to share highlights of world-leading research from international Ludwig Cancer Research colleagues and the Oxford community. Session topics include cancer therapies, gene regulation, epigenetics, immunology, metabolism and genome instability. Limited free registration for University staff and students.
The hugely popular and prestigious Oxford Masterclass will return to the historical setting of the Examination Schools, Oxford University, for its 44th year. This year we shall be joining forces with the Centre for Personalised Medicine, to focus on personalised care in IBD. The meeting will be co-chaired by Professor Simon Leedham and Professor Simon Travis and will run across 2 days: Monday 11th September and Tuesday 12th September. Register here to attend this year’s Oxford Master Class.
An existing malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) can be adapted to predict the delayed anaemia that can complicate severe malaria in patients treated with artemisinin-based antimalarial drugs, say researchers in a study published in Science Translational Medicine Journal.
The Royal Society has awarded Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe, Clinical Research Director at the Francis Crick Institute and Director of the Target Discovery Group at the University of Oxford, with the Buchanan Medal for his ground-breaking research on oxygen sensing and signalling pathways mediating cellular responses to low oxygen levels or 'hypoxia'.
Deaths from measles have risen to new heights in Europe in the past year. The rapid spread of the measles virus has led to more than 3,300 cases and 35 deaths in Romania, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Researchers from the Jenner Institute discuss vaccination rates in an article recently published in The Conversation.
Research on emerging infectious diseases can only be conducted during outbreaks. Although virology has improved, a well calibrated and effective public health response is often lacking. Epidemiological and clinical research as well as mathematical modelling will give us answers during the epidemics and help us. Professor Peter Horby explains how his research focusses on epidemic diseases such as Ebola and bird flu.
Thu 15 Jun 1-2pm
Lecture Theatre 1
Neurology: "Mitochondrial Parkinsonism: A case study in the era of Personalised Neurology". Dr George Tofaris
Chair: Prof Chris O'Callaghan
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common chronic lung disease associated with significant illness. Eosinophilic inflammation (immune cells usually associated with allergy) can help to inform us about which treatments will work the best in our patients with COPD according to research by Prof Mona Bafadhel, recently published in the Lancet.