2016 Weatherall Lecture - Professor Sir Gordon Duff
Professor Sir Gordon Duff, Principle of St Hilda's College, Oxford will give the 2016 Weatherall Lecture on "Looking Ahead in Medicine: Making the Most of Biological Advances" (new concepts meet old principles)
4pm on Saturday 16th April 2016 at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, Oxford.
Gordon Duff studied Medicine at Oxford and St Thomas's Hospital, London, where he also gained a PhD in Neuropharmacology. Following postgraduate medical training, he held junior faculty posts at Yale Medical School and the Howard Hughes Institute of Molecular Immunology. He joined Edinburgh Medical School in 1984, and in 1990 became Florey Professor of Molecular Medicine at Sheffield where he was also Faculty Research Dean and Director of the Division of Genomic Medicine. For two years he was Chair of the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency before taking up his current post as Principal of St Hilda’s College in University of Oxford.
He was founding editor of the international research journal CYTOKINE, advisory editor to the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) journal, and is Past-President of the International Cytokine Society. He was Knighted for services to Public Health in 2007, and listed in the ‘Top 100’ working scientists in the UK Science Council’s list for 2014.With interests in inflammation, cytokines, biomedicines and genetics, he has published many research articles and patents in these areas, as well as government reports on medicines and their regulation.
Alumni, friends and students are all most welcome at this lecture.
Previous Weatherall lectures can be found in the University podcasts including:
- 2015 Professor Adrian Hill “Vaccines for malaria and Ebola”.
- 2014 Professor Irene Tracey.'Imaging human pain, analgesia and altered states of consciousness?'
The lecture will be followed by a dinner and Reunion for those marking the 20th year since they qualified as a doctor through the Oxford Medical School.