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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.

New age-based regimen for single low-dose primaquine to block malaria transmission

New age-based regimen for single low-dose primaquine to block malaria transmission

Posted 25/05/2018

Primaquine can be used to prevent the transmission of falciparum malaria from human to mosquito. Bob Taylor and colleagues at the Mahidol Oxford Research Unit (MORU) developped an age-based regimen for single low-dose primaquine to block the transmission of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

China Vice Premier and Minster of National Health Commission visit to CTI Beijing

China Vice Premier and Minster of National Health Commission visit to CTI Beijing

Posted 22/05/2018

China Vice Premier Madam Sun Chunlan and Minster of National Health Commission Ma Xiaowei visited CAMS Oxford Centre for Translational Immunology Beijing branch on 14th May 2018, accompanied by Professor Xuetao Cao and Professor Wang Chen (President of CAMS).

HIV researchers create Chelsea garden to raise awareness of disease stigma

HIV researchers create Chelsea garden to raise awareness of disease stigma

Posted 22/05/2018
Scientists and designers have teamed up with young people living with HIV, to create a garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the successes and challenges still faced by young people living with HIV.  It was 
conceived by Professor John Frater and Professor Sarah Fidler from Imperial College London, who jointly lead the NIHR BRC CHERUB collaboration  - a UK network of internationally recognised doctors and researchers from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centres at Oxford, Cambridge and London working together with patients to find a cure for HIV infection.
FORMA Therapeutics and the University of Oxford Announce Multi-Year Cross-Border Collaboration

FORMA Therapeutics and the University of Oxford Announce Multi-Year Cross-Border Collaboration

Posted 16/05/2018

This recent FORMA/Oxford collaboration brings together Oxford’s expertise in disease molecular pathology and Ubiquitin biology, (including through the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute (ODDI), the Target Discovery Institute (TDI) and the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC)), and FORMA’s deep expertise in small molecule drug design and development

Using management thinking to fight the superbug crisis

Using management thinking to fight the superbug crisis

Posted 15/05/2018

Science blog by Dr Marco Haenssgen who discusses the application of management thinking to solving the growing global problem of antimicrobial resistance.

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