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The latest news, updates and announcements from the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

Leedham Lab receives funding to improve bowel cancer treatments

News

The Leedham Lab at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics in the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) has been awarded over £2m from Cancer Research UK to develop a new tool that could help guide how bowel cancer patients are treated in the future.

Oxford’s Ebola vaccine recommended for deployment against Uganda outbreak

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A vaccine developed by the Oxford Vaccine Group’s Prof Teresa Lambe and supported in clinical trials and manufacture scale-up by researchers from Nuffield Department of Medicine's Jenner Institute has been recommended for inclusion in a ring vaccination trial to combat a Sudan ebolavirus outbreak in Uganda.

New study provides important insights into TB correlates of protection

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Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Medicine’s Jenner Institute have today reported the findings from a study investigating whether previously identified correlates of protection associated with the risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease could also be associated with the risk of infection from the bacteria that causes TB.

Therapeutic HIV vaccine achieves encouraging results

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A phase I/IIa clinical trial that the Nuffield Department of Medicine's Jenner Institute collaborated on has demonstrated that a T-cell therapeutic HIV vaccine was associated with better control of the virus rebound when antiretroviral therapy (ART) was temporarily withdrawn.

Prof James Naismith elected as Academy of Medical Sciences' Vice President

Department News

Established in 1998, the Academy of Medical Sciences is one of the four UK National Academies, coordinating scholarly research activities and standards in the UK.

NDM contributes to new UK research consortium to tackle monkeypox outbreak

Department

The UK’s efforts to tackle the monkeypox outbreak will receive a huge boost with the creation of a new research consortium working together to develop better diagnostic tests, identify potential therapies and study vaccine effectiveness.

Oxford gets £122m funding for healthcare research

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Health and care research in Oxford is to receive £122 million in government funding over the next five years to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for NHS patients. The funding was awarded to the two NIHR Biomedical Research Centres.

Gene associated with better immune response after COVID-19 vaccination identified

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Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Medicine have today reported new findings from a study exploring how certain genes can help generate a strong immune response following vaccination with two commonly used COVID-19 vaccines – identifying a particular gene associated with a high antibody response.

Online postgraduate diploma to tackle inequities in health research leadership

Department

Accepting its first students in in October 2023, the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Health Research is specifically targeted at researchers and clinicians in low income countries, and will offer accessibility never previously available.

Oxford researchers to study why asthma is worse in women

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A University of Oxford team has been awarded a grant to study one of the major unsolved questions about asthma – why women are more likely to have it than men and why they are twice as likely to die from it.

Major new NIHR Global Health Research Unit to focus on antimicrobial resistance

The Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance, part of the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford, has been awarded funding worth £7m for their work as an NIHR Global Health Research Unit (GHRU) for the next five years.

Malaria booster vaccine continues to meet WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal

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Researchers from the NDM's Jenner Institute and their partners have today reported new findings from their Phase 2b trial following the administration of a booster dose of the candidate malaria vaccine, R21/Matrix-M™ – which previously demonstrated high-level efficacy of 77% over the following 12 months in young west African children in 2021.

The Ling Felce Award to promote cross-disciplinary excellence in bioinformatics

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Following on from the tragic death of Dr Ling Felce at the Plain roundabout in March 2022, the CAMS-Oxford Institute within the Nuffield Department of Medicine are seeking funds to start an award in her memory.

The Royal Society’s Copley Medal awarded to Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Team

Awards

Researchers, technicians, students and support staff responsible for the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine have been awarded the Royal Society’s Copley Medal for their rapid development and deployment of a vaccine against Covid-19.

Six NDM researchers awarded full professorships

Department

We are delighted to announce that six researchers have been awarded the title of Professor, in recognition of their research achievements, contribution to teaching, and contribution to the general work of the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

Oxford spinout MiroBio acquired by Gilead Sciences for $405m

News

The inflammatory diseases company’s rapid ascent and exit underscores the importance of friendships, partnerships and networks in innovation.

NDM researchers become EMBO members

Department

Academics from NDM's Jenner Institute and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have become the latest to join the 1,900 eminent life scientists in Europe and beyond that make up the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).

Pandemic Sciences Institute formally launched in Oxford

News

The University of Oxford’s Pandemic Sciences Institute (PSI) has been formally launched at a two-day event at the Blavatnik School of Government, at which the lead researchers set out its direction and strategy for the next five years.

12 NDM researchers awarded Associate Professorships

Department

We are delighted to announce that 12 researchers have been awarded the Associate Professor title, in recognition of their research achievements, contribution to teaching, and contribution to the general work of the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

CAMS Oxford Institute unveiled at virtual ceremony

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Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) signed a cooperation agreement at a virtual unveiling ceremony of the CAMS Oxford Institute.

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