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for both established experts and early career researchers working in these areas to interact, to present new and unpublished results and to forge new collaborations.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. Abstract submission deadline: 8 December 2018. Further details and to register click here.
Although incidence of malaria has decreased in Vietnam, the burden of infectious diseases remains high and weighs heavily on the health care system. Clinical research aims to allow investments to go further: findings in the laboratory, tested in clinical trials and then applied to the community, help improve diagnosis and management.
Director of Wellcome since 2013, Jeremy Farrar was previously Director of our OUCRU Vietnam programme for 18 years. He has published almost 600 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and mentored many dozens of students and fellows. These honours recognise the outstanding commitment and contribution Jeremy has made to science and medicine, and to improving health for individuals and communities globally.
It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Sir David Weatherall this weekend. Sir David Weatherall, fondly called ‘Prof’ by those who knew him, was a general physician, a haematologist and clinician scientist whose research focused on the genetics of blood disorders affecting haemoglobin, such as thalassaemia and sickle cell disease. As Nuffield Professor of Medicine, David inspired several generations of clinicians and scientists to investigate the molecular basis of human diseases and apply this knowledge to improve human health.
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 17 January 2019 , 1 - 2 pm
Lecture Theatre 1
AICU: "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?", Dr Chris Andersen
Oncology: "Using peripheral blood to predict clinical outcomes from immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma", Dr Benjamin Fairfax
Chair: Prof Chris Conlon