Coaching - What is it?

Coaching - What is it?

Posted 14/02/2019

Heard about coaching, but would like to find out more about what it is and how it works? Find out about the differences between coaching and mentoring and how they can help accelerate your career. We will also highlight the range of opportunities currently available as well as offering a short 1:1 coaching session with a trained coach. Date: 10-12 noon on Friday 22nd March Itinerary: 10 – 11am ...

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for both established experts and early career researchers working in these areas to interact, to present new and unpublished results and to forge new collaborations.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


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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ISARIC awarded £4.5 million to tackle the global threat of epidemic infectious diseases

ISARIC awarded £4.5 million to tackle the global threat of epidemic infectious diseases

Posted 08/02/2019

The International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) has been awarded £4.5 million to accelerate clinical research to prevent illness and deaths from epidemic infectious diseases. ISARIC is a world-wide, grass-roots consortium of clinical research networks, working together on epidemic infections such as pandemic influenza, Ebola, Lassa fever, and plague.

NDM's Translational Gastroenterology Unit awarded a CRUK Primer grant of £100,000

NDM's Translational Gastroenterology Unit awarded a CRUK Primer grant of £100,000

Posted 06/02/2019

A new Cancer Research grant will help them develop early detection methods for one of the leading causes of cancer death in the UK.  Deborah Goberdhan and Elizabeth Bird-Lieberman from the Translational Gastroenterology Unit of the Experimental Medicine Division, John Radcliffe Hospital, have been awarded a Cancer Research UK Primer grant of £100,000 to study ‘Serum extracellular vesicle signatures as biomarkers for non-invasive early detection of oesophageal adencarcinoma

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 Research Highlight

A new role for Zinc in immune function

A new role for Zinc in immune function

Posted 05/02/2019

A new study by the Cornall group provides new insights into the importance of zinc in human health.  Led by Consuelo Anzilotti, a clinical immunologist in Richard Cornall’s group in the Nuffield Department of Medicine and MRC Human Immunology Unit, the project published today in Nature Immunology  brought together scientists and clinicians from Oxford, the University of Newcastle, Durham, Imperial College, the Netherlands and the USA.

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Medical Grand Rounds

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Thursday  28 February  2019 , 1 - 2 pm

JR Hospital
Lecture Theatre 1

Palliative Care: "Does High Flow nasal Oxygen delay death?", Dr Mary Miller 

Neurology: "Prodromal Parkinson’s: what’s it all about?", Dr Michele Hu

Chair: Prof Chris Conlon

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