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Oxford Centre for Early Cancer Detection Annual Symposium

Oxford Centre for Early Cancer Detection Annual Symposium

Posted 18/02/2020

Oxford Centre for Early Cancer Detection Symposium 2020 - registration open!   On Thursday 26th March at Worcester College the Oxford Centre for Early Cancer Detection will be showcasing a selection of Oxford's most exciting early cancer detection projects and you can hear about opportunities for how you can apply your research to this burgeoning field. This free event is for members of Oxford University and OUHFT only.  Registration closes on 10th March.

Advanced Personalised Therapeutics in Gynaecological Cancers

Advanced Personalised Therapeutics in Gynaecological Cancers

Posted 15/01/2020

An Advanced Personalised Therapeutics in Gynaecological Cancers Symposium is taking place at St Hugh’s College on 21 February 2020, to which you are all welcome to attend. Registration is free but only limited spaces are available. To register, please go to: https://forms.gle/T9ZKFF7Ttxctw1HYA  This will be a full day meeting with a start of registration at 8.30 am and a close at 6 pm.  For a description of the symposium and a list of confirmed speakers, please see this document. The full program of the symposium will be uploaded soon to the registration web page.

 

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers

chas bountra

Identifying target proteins for the selection of new drugs

Professor Chas Bountra is interested in identifying and validating target proteins for drug discovery. Various technologies and strategies have allowed him to progress promising clinical candidates into Phase I, II, III studies, and to market. These new drugs offer novel treatments for neurodegenerative and gastrointestinal diseases, as well as pain disorders.

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Sir Peter Ratcliffe on BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific

Sir Peter Ratcliffe on BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific

Posted 05/02/2020
BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, 2019 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, Sir Peter Ratcliffe - Listen to Peter talking about how his early medical career led him into a deeply unfashionable area of medicine that would solve how and why our bodies are so clever at being able to fine tune themselves to keep functioning under a range of conditions.  His early ground breaking discoveries may have been initially turned down by a major scientific journal, but he would go on to pave the way for promising new strategies to fight anaemia and many other challenging diseases, most notably cancer.
Wellcome Investigator Awards

Wellcome Investigator Awards

Posted 03/02/2020

Many congratulations to Prof Alison Simmons, who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.  Alison Simmons is a Professor of Gastroenterology in NDM and the MRC Human Immunology Unit, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Simmons lab works on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a debilitating condition that affects more than 300,000 people in the UK. In IBD, the protective barrier that separates gut luminal microbes from the mucosal immune system is disrupted, leading to inflammation.

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Stepping up to the challenge: studying drug dosage during an Ebola outbreak

Stepping up to the challenge: studying drug dosage during an Ebola outbreak

Posted 17/01/2020

A specialist technique used to study drugs has been completed for the first time during an outbreak of Ebola virus disease. This study used pharmacokinetics – the measurement of the change in drug concentration in a person over time – to study an experimental drug for the treatment of Ebola virus disease during the 2015 outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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Medical Grand Rounds

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Thursday 20 February 2020, 1 - 2 pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR
Chair:  Prof Richard Cornall

Infection/Microbiology: "Sepsis - Old themes, new developments", Dr Andrew Brent and Prof Julian Knight
Renal: "A flutter of the heart & a flush of the skin: the nephrologist’s dilemma", Dr Matt Bottomley and Dr Udaya Udayraj