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Ross Chapman awarded 2019 Lister Prize

Ross Chapman awarded 2019 Lister Prize

Posted 19/06/2019

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 ...

Oxford academics recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Oxford academics recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Posted 10/06/2019

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'.

NDM Researchers elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

NDM Researchers elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Posted 10/05/2019

Eight Oxford scientists are amongst 50 of the UK's world-leading researchers elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences this year including from NDM:  Professors Philip Bejon, Helen McShane, Richard Price, Alison Simmons and Sarah Walker.  Many congratulations to you all!

Mads Gyrd-Hansen awarded Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship renewal

Mads Gyrd-Hansen awarded Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship renewal

Posted 30/04/2019

Congratulations to Ludwig Oxford’s Mads Gyrd-Hansen, whose Senior Research Fellowship has been renewed by the Wellcome Trust. This > £1 million 5 year award will support the continuation of his research into ubiquitin signalling in immune responses.  The Gyrd-Hansen group will build on their previous investigations into the enzyme complex, LUBAC, which joins together ubiquitin molecules so that they form linear chains.

World Malaria Day 2019

World Malaria Day 2019

Posted 27/04/2019

The 25 of April is World Malaria Day - a good time to take stock of progress towards dealing with one of the great historical global scourges. Science blog by Kevin Marsh, Professor of Tropical Medicine for the University of Oxford.

Faces of malaria

Faces of malaria

Posted 25/04/2019

Today April 25 is World Malaria Day. We would like to highlight a malaria photography project by photographer Pearl Gan, in collaboration with OUCRU in Vietnam and EOCRU in Indonesia. Pearl's malaria project aims to bring visibility to the people and their malaria burden through her photographs of them and their environment. She hopes to humanise the faces of malaria and the malaria problem in the Asia-Pacific to audiences unfamiliar with it.

Vaccine developed to treat osteoarthritic pain

Vaccine developed to treat osteoarthritic pain

Posted 20/03/2019
A collaborative effort between the Jenner Institute and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology with colleagues atthe University of Bern and the Latvian Biomedical Research & Study Centre, have developed and tested a vaccine that could be used to treat chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis, by blocking the cause of the pain. This research brought together Professor Bachmann’s group developing therapeutic vaccines for non-communicable diseases, with Professor Vincent’s group at the Versus Arthritis Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis.
The battle within- new animation on the immune system

The battle within- new animation on the immune system

Posted 07/03/2019

How does our body detect and destroy foreign invaders? Why does the body attack itself in diseases such as diabetes? And what is cancer immunotherapy? This and other questions are answered in a new animation released today by the Davis and Cornall groups, the two labs worked together with Oxford Sparks aimed at school students to introduce the main players of the immune system and some of the latest research in fighting diseases such as cancer.

Tracking resistance results presented at Westminster

Tracking resistance results presented at Westminster

Posted 27/03/2019

The APPG on Malaria & NTDs gathered on Tuesday, March 19th in Westminster at the Houses of Parliament. Jeremy Lefroy MP welcomed Rob van der Pluijm on behalf of the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), the Tracking Resistance to Artemesinin Collaboration II and the Developing Triple Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (DeTACT) Project.

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.

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