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.
The second annual OMH Symposium will be held at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road, on Monday 1 July 2019 showcasing a diverse range of world-leading research from across Oxford on topics including circadian physiology, cancer metabolism, and the role of immune cells in metabolic disease. Further details about the programme will be available shortly. Abstracts for posters presented elsewhere or for new work are welcome. Further details about how to submit an abstract are available here.
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.
Congratulations to Ross Chapman who has just been awarded a 2019 Lister Prize. These highly competitive prizes help support future leaders in biomedicine and are awarded as a lump sum of £250,000 over five years, to fund developing a research programme which will aim to further our understanding of the fundamental DNA repair mechanism which allows for genome diversification in the immune ...
Peter Donnelly, Professor of Statistical Science in the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and Chief Executive Officer of Genomics plc, a University spin-out, is knighted for services to human genetics in disease. Professor Donnelly said: ‘I feel thrilled and tremendously honoured to have been awarded a knighthood. This honour is a recognition not just of my work but also that of the outstanding researchers I have collaborated with over many years in pursuit of new insights into human genetics and its role in common diseases'.
Friday 28 June 2019 , 8 - 9 am: The Diabetic Food MDT
Lecture Theatre 1
Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Round OCDEM: "Diabetic Foot Disease: Stepping Forward Together"
Chair: Prof Freddie Hamdy