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Sir Peter Ratcliffe on BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific

Sir Peter Ratcliffe on BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific

Posted 05/02/2020
BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, 2019 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, Sir Peter Ratcliffe - Listen to Peter talking about how his early medical career led him into a deeply unfashionable area of medicine that would solve how and why our bodies are so clever at being able to fine tune themselves to keep functioning under a range of conditions.  His early ground breaking discoveries may have been initially turned down by a major scientific journal, but he would go on to pave the way for promising new strategies to fight anaemia and many other challenging diseases, most notably cancer.
Wellcome Investigator Awards

Wellcome Investigator Awards

Posted 03/02/2020

Many congratulations to Prof Alison Simmons, who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.  Alison Simmons is a Professor of Gastroenterology in NDM and the MRC Human Immunology Unit, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Simmons lab works on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a debilitating condition that affects more than 300,000 people in the UK. In IBD, the protective barrier that separates gut luminal microbes from the mucosal immune system is disrupted, leading to inflammation.

International research consortium activates clinical study for novel coronavirus in England and Scotland

International research consortium activates clinical study for novel coronavirus in England and Scotland

Posted 31/01/2020

In response the novel coronavirus emergency, the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) has activated its Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP) for emerging infections in England and Scotland.

Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo FRS 1959-2020

Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo FRS 1959-2020

Posted 08/01/2020

It is with profound sadness that we learnt of the death of our colleague Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo FRS.   Professor Cerundolo was Director of the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine.  He had previously been a long time member of NDM.  He leaves a loving wife and two children, of whom he was very proud. Enzo was particularly happy to have been able to enjoy seeing his daughter marry in 2019 and for his son to have a successful start to university life. He will be greatly missed.

Oxford University awarded €56 million in European Research Council funding

Oxford University awarded €56 million in European Research Council funding

Posted 17/12/2019

Congratulations to NDM's Sergi Padilla-Parra, who has been successful in obtaining one of the nine new ERC Consolidator Grants, the most awarded to any institution in the UK and second place in Europe. ERC Consolidator Grants are awarded to outstanding researchers of any nationality and age, with at least seven and up to 12 years of experience after PhD, and a scientific track record showing great promise!

Oxford named best for medicine for ninth consecutive year

Oxford named best for medicine for ninth consecutive year

Posted 26/11/2019
Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the ninth consecutive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Among the highlights in the past year were the opening of the BioEscalator - a new innovation centre for high-potential, early-stage medical science companies at the Old Road Campus, the opening of a preventative healthcare clinic in London in partnership with Mayo Clinic to drive advances in medical research and patient care, and the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe.
NDM DPhil Graduate Student Prizes 2019

NDM DPhil Graduate Student Prizes 2019

Posted 22/11/2019

Each year, the Nuffield Department of Medicine awards prizes to its graduate research students for various achievements, including success in terms of discoveries and published work, significant achievements in establishing infrastructure, success in strongly collaborative projects, and involvement in public engagement and other departmental activities. 2019 marks 100 of the DPhil programme ...

Modelling research aims to inform new WHO roadmap for neglected tropical diseases

Modelling research aims to inform new WHO roadmap for neglected tropical diseases

Posted 18/11/2019

A new series of open letters from the NTD Modelling Consortium, which provide insight into the most viable and effective ways to tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), has been published in Gates Open Research.  The open letters resulted from a meeting held in Geneva in April 2019 between the WHO Department of Control of NTDs and a large network of infectious disease modellers which includes many researchers from the Big Data Institute (BDI) and the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

Woman of the Future award for Science

Woman of the Future award for Science

Posted 08/11/2019

Rachel Tanner, from the Jenner Institute, has been awarded the 2019 'Woman of the Future award for Science'  Prof Helen McShane says:  "Rachel is an outstanding scientist.  Her work has centred around the development, optimisation and establishment of a functional in vitro mycobacterial growth inhibition assay for TB vaccine evaluation. She has led work programmes funded by the European Commission to transfer this assay to other laboratories and in doing so has established herself as a committed, highly effective and successful scientist.   I am delighted that her trajectory and progress has been recognised by this prestigious award"

Obesity now linked to broader range of leading killers, with women and men showing different patterns of risk

Obesity now linked to broader range of leading killers, with women and men showing different patterns of risk

Posted 25/10/2019

New research from the Big Data Institute, in collaboration with the George Institute has revealed that the health implications of obesity extend much further than diabetes and heart disease, increasing the risk of death from diseases of the kidneys, lungs and liver.  The study found that obese individuals are more likely to be affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, liver diseases and lung cancer - life-threatening conditions that the World Health Organization has ranked as leading causes of death and disability.

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