Events

Book Launch Edition Nanjala Nyabola – Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya

Book Launch Edition Nanjala Nyabola – Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya

Posted 17/01/2019

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.’ Register

The 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.

EMBO Workshop: Pathogen immunity and signalling

EMBO Workshop: Pathogen immunity and signalling

Posted 05/12/2018

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for both established experts and early career researchers working in these areas to interact, to present new and unpublished results and to forge new collaborations.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.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers

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Stem cells and cancer

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.

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BDI - Novartis partnership is announced

BDI - Novartis partnership is announced

Posted 18/01/2019

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.

Watch Prof Peter Donnelly speak at Royal Society AI event

Watch Prof Peter Donnelly speak at Royal Society AI event

Posted 18/01/2019

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.

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 Research Highlight

Designer protein delivers signal of choice

Designer protein delivers signal of choice

Posted 24/01/2019

A computational strategy has delivered a redesigned, more stable version of a cytokine protein that mimics the natural protein’s interactions with receptors, opening the way for designer cytokine-based therapeutics.  Prof Yvonne Jones et al writing in Nature, describes how they have engineered a protein structure from scratch to replicate the beneficial receptor-binding properties of IL-2 without the drawbacks of the original cytokine.

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Medical Grand Rounds

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Thursday  24 January 2019 , 1 - 2 pm

JR Hospital
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

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