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New NDM Professors

New NDM Professors

Posted 08/08/2018

The Medical Sciences Divisional Panel has conferred the title of Professor on six members of NDM's academic staff, Associate Professor on ten members of NDM's academic staff and awarded two new University Research Lecturers. They have all been awarded these titles in recognition of their distinction in their respective fields and contributions to the research, teaching and administration of the ...

ASHG Honours Professor Cecilia Lindgren with Mentorship Award

ASHG Honours Professor Cecilia Lindgren with Mentorship Award

Posted 03/08/2018

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Cecilia Lindgren,  as the recipient of its 2018 Mentorship Award. This award recognizes ASHG members who have significant records of accomplishment as mentors. It is open to individuals at all academic ranks who have shown a sustained pattern of exemplary mentorship at the graduate student, postdoctoral, residency, or fellowship level.

NDM Researcher recognised for major contribution in clinical sciences

NDM Researcher recognised for major contribution in clinical sciences

Posted 31/07/2018

Congratulations to Professor Mona Bafadhel who as been awarded the prestigious Graham Bull Prize in clinical science and Goulstonian Lectureship from the Royal College of Physicians.  This award is made to researchers under the age of 45 for a major contribution to clinical science and as part of the award,  Mona will deliver the Goulstonian Lecture which was first endowed in 1635.

Trial of ‘kick and kill’ approach to HIV cure leaves puzzles to be solved

Trial of ‘kick and kill’ approach to HIV cure leaves puzzles to be solved

Posted 25/07/2018

Researchers have reported the results of the first randomised clinical trial to test a novel strategy.  The approach involves waking up and then killing the ‘sleeping’ HIV that is hiding in the body using an experimental approach known as ‘kick and kill’.  Led by Imperial College London, the University of OxfordMRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, and the University of Cambridge, the RIVER study aimed to improve on current care by eradicating HIV from the body, which would represent a major step forward in the search for a cure

Researchers explore malaria vaccines and antibiotic resistance at RS Summer Science Exhibition

Researchers explore malaria vaccines and antibiotic resistance at RS Summer Science Exhibition

Posted 03/07/2018

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is one of the UK's most prestigious science festivals, offering a packed programme of events and more than twenty exhibits of hands on science and technology. This year scientists from the Department of Biochemistry and the Jenner Institute  have collaborated on the 'Designer Malaria Vaccines' exhibit, which explores how structural biology is raising hopes for a vaccine against this killer parasite.

Professor Rose McGready awarded Alumni Award for Service to Humanity

Professor Rose McGready awarded Alumni Award for Service to Humanity

Posted 19/06/2018

ASTMH nominated Professor Rose McGready, SMRU Deputy Director, as an Honorary International Fellow. Rose received the prestigious award in recognition of outstanding accomplishment by an “individual not an American citizen who has made eminent contributions to some phase of tropical medicine and hygiene”.

NDM Researcher gets £1m boost to study immunology of asthma

NDM Researcher gets £1m boost to study immunology of asthma

Posted 14/06/2018
Dr Tim Hinks has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship. The funding that comes with the award will allow Dr Hinks, who is also supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, to establish his own research group and purchase the necessary equipment and research reagents.  Tim is a Senior Clinical Researcher in the Experimental Medicine Division and in the NIHR Oxford BRC’s Respiratory Theme.
Big Data Institute wins a 2018 RIBA South Award

Big Data Institute wins a 2018 RIBA South Award

Posted 14/06/2018

The Big Data Institute Building has won a RIBA South Award 2018. RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects, sleected the BDIB in its annual review of 'outstanding work ... recognising the best architecture, architects, research and students'.  The BDIB was honoured amongst a number of other buildings, including the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Worcester College.

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

Posted 11/06/2018

Business Secretary Greg Clark has today launched the £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI), a national centre of excellence that will harness disruptive technologies such as AI and robotics to improve dramatically our understanding of biology.

Oxford overtakes Cambridge for first time in QS world rankings

Oxford overtakes Cambridge for first time in QS world rankings

Posted 11/06/2018

Oxford University broke into the top five by leapfrogging Cambridge, which fell back into sixth place. Imperial College London remained at seventh overall. University College London remained in the top 10 but was overtaken by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago.

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