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'.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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