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 first ever Pint of Science Festival in Thailand (and the first in South East Asia) will be held on the 15th to 17th May, 2017. Come and join us at FabCafe Bangkok to hear about exciting science, from cave paintings to leprosy, epidemics to genetics!
Curiosity Carnival is Oxford’s contribution to European Researcher’s Night, a Europe-wide celebration of academic research for the public, supported by the European Commission.
Taking place on 29 September 2017, Curiosity Carnival will showcase our world-leading research to a large and diverse audience.
A big data study of hepatitis C and more than 500 patients with the virus has opened the way for a better understanding of how the virus interacts with its human hosts. Led by Professor Ellie Barnes and Dr Chris Spencer, this analysis gives us new insights into specific host genes that shape viral genome and replication.
An online project led by Dr Philip Fowler has been launched to study antibiotic resistance in Tuberculosis with the help of the public. The website shows volunteers images of M. tuberculosis with different doses of an antibiotic. Users help researchers determine which antibiotics are effective at killing each specific strain of tuberculosis.
In a guest blog, Professor Stephen Baker explains the importance of monitoring the emergence of infectious diseases in Asia. Zoonotic diseases that pass from animal to human are an international public health problem regardless of location, but in lower-income countries the opportunities for such pathogens to enter the food chain are amplified.
Melioidosis is a neglected tropical disease, and a major infectious killer in South East Asia. Melioidosis particularly affects people with diabetes. Dr Dunachie studies how the patients' own immune system fight the disease, with the aim of designing a vaccine that could stop people getting sick and dying, as explained by Professor Susanna Dunachie.
Thu 27 Apr 2017 from 13:00 to 14:00
John Radcliffe Hospital, Lecture Theatre 1
Clinical Immunology: "Adult-onset recurrent bacterial meningitis and immunological red herrings", Dr James Gilchrist and Dr Siraj Misbah
Chair: Prof Chris Conlon