The Symposium will highlight areas of stem cell research with trajectories towards treatments of diseases including metabolic and genetic skin disorders, neurodegeneration, musculoskeletal disease, heart failure and cancer, taking place 17-18 September 2019 at St John's College, Oxford.
A 5-day course is aimed at participants with a basic understanding of infectious disease modelling and an aptitude for the R programming language. On completion participants will be able to write and analyse the dynamics of a simple mathematical model and use it to consider cost and intervention scenarios. The course is held at St Anne’s College, Oxford, 23-27 September 2019.
Mathematical modelling, particularly when combined with economical modelling, allows researchers and policy makers to determine the most effective interventions to fight infectious diseases such as malaria. We can use those models to explore ‘what ifs’ scenarios, at country or province level, saving more lives and limiting costs. Prof Lisa White, head of the Mathematical and Economic Modelling (MAEMOD) group based in Bangkok, MORU, explains in this recent podcast.
Two researchers from the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health were awarded medals by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the 2019 European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health. Professor David Warrell was awarded the Sir Patrick Manson Medal, and Dr Samson Kinyanjui the Chalmers Medal
The new league table for 2020 was unveiled at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Switzerland on 11 September 2019. Oxford remains the only UK university to top the international rankings, which assess the quality of research, teaching and innovation at more than 1,200 institutions worldwide. Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, said: 'We are absolutely delighted to have retained our position at the top of the Times Higher Education world university rankings for a fourth consecutive year.
Dr Timothy Hinks, from NDM'S Experimental Medicine Division led one of two research groups studying these cells. The research was also supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. These cells could be harnessed to help heal tissues and treat diseases such as infections of the lung, the bowel or the skin. Dr Hinks said: MAIT cells are remarkable in several ways. They are very numerous throughout the different tissues of our bodies. They are also ancient in evolutionary terms, being found in animals as distantly related as humans, mice and even opossums and Tasmanian devils.