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Oxford academics honoured by the royal society 1

Oxford academics honoured by the Royal Society

Awards and Appointments General

Five Oxford academics, including three from the Medical Sciences Division, are among fifty eminent scientists who have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society for their exceptional contributions to science.

Moderate meat eaters at risk of bowel cancer

Moderate meat eaters at risk of bowel cancer

General Research

Eating even moderate amounts of red and processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer, according to a study published today by the Nuffield Department of Population Health.

Inside the wade martins lab for world parkinsons day

Inside the Wade-Martins Lab for World Parkinson's Day

General Research

To mark World Parkinson's Day, which takes place on Thursday 11 April, the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG) share insights into the work of the Wade-Martins Group.

Patricias story from research assistant to senior academic creating a better culture

Patricia's story: from research assistant to senior academic creating a better culture

Athena Swan General Research

Patricia learned early in her career that nothing creative can grow in a negative working environment. But she didn’t let that stand in her way. Now a leader in academia, she is determined to play her part in changing that culture.

Future of mindfulness research at oxford secured with new professorship

Future of Mindfulness research at Oxford secured with new professorship

Awards and Appointments General Research

A generous gift from The Sir John Ritblat Family Foundation has enabled the creation of a new Professorship in Mindfulness and Psychological Science. The post, which is to be held by the Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, promises to transform our understanding of the link between mind and body, and lead the world into a new era of human health.

Viral tweet helps find oxford medical student samaritan

Viral tweet helps find Oxford medical student Samaritan


An Oxford University medical student who stepped in to help a stranger off a train has been identified following a viral appeal to find and thank her.

Study finds screen time 2013 even before bed 2013 has little impact on teen wellbeing

Study finds screen time – even before bed – has little impact on teen wellbeing

General Research

Research by Oxford University academics has found little evidence of a relationship between screen time and wellbeing in adolescents. Based on data from more than 17,000 teenagers, the study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people’s mental health.

Oxford researchers receive ps6m british heart foundation funding to further develop cardiovascular research

Oxford researchers receive £6M British Heart Foundation funding to further develop cardiovascular research

Awards and Appointments General Research

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has awarded the University of Oxford £6 million to further develop the Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence (Oxford BHF CRE) for the next 5 years.

Moderate alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke

Moderate alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke


Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol intake, and previous claims that 1-2 alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are dismissed by new evidence from a genetic study involving 160,000 adults.

Introducing uniq plus

Introducing UNIQ+, A Summer School for Postgraduate Study

Engagement Opportunities General

The UNIQ+ pilot programme is a six-week summer school for individuals who would find it challenging to progress to postgraduate study for financial or socio-economic reasons. To find out a bit more about the programme, we spoke to Dr James Edwards and Professor Robert Gilbert, who are helping to coordinate the programme within the Medical Sciences Division.

New approach to tackle ebola and other deadly infections

New approach to tackle Ebola and other deadly infections

General Research

MRC HIU scientists have isolated therapeutic antibodies from healthy volunteers exposed to the Ebola vaccine but not Ebola virus itself, suggesting that protective therapies could be developed from people who are disease-free.

Cherrys story a career launched by first hand experience and a good mentor

Cherry's story: a career launched by first-hand experience and a good mentor

Athena Swan General Research

How do you go about building all the skills you need at the start of your research career? Cherry Lim from the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok, Thailand, was lucky to find a good mentor who guided her through this journey, but her own ceaseless curiosity and excitement about research were also important.

Stephan uphoff wins biochemical society2019s colworth medal

Stephan Uphoff wins Biochemical Society’s Colworth Medal

Awards and Appointments Research

Many congratulations to Stephan Uphoff in the Department of Biochemistry for winning the 2020 Colworth Medal for his pioneering work on DNA repair and mutagenesis pathways in bacteria.

Mobile malaria project team begin their journey

Mobile Malaria Project team begin their journey

Engagement Opportunities Research

The Mobile Malaria Project team, led by Dr George Busby from University of Oxford, will travel over 6,300km across Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya to investigate the challenges facing those on the front line of malaria control in Africa – where 90 per cent of the world’s cases occur.

Exciting new open access journal now accepting submissions

Exciting new open access journal now accepting submissions

General Research

Professor Kate Watkins, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Experimental Psychology is the inaugural co-Editor-in-Chief of a new open access journal: the Neurobiology of Language.

Oxford researchers receive eu funding for 2018pioneering2019 research projects

Oxford researchers receive EU funding for ‘pioneering’ research projects

Awards and Appointments Research

Nine Oxford academics have received European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants to fund cutting-edge research projects that address some of today’s most pressing challenges.

Professor dame kay davies honoured with the biochemical societys centenary award 2020

Professor Dame Kay Davies honoured with the Biochemical Society's Centenary Award 2020

Awards and Appointments General Research

Professor Dame Kay Davies has been awarded the Biochemical Society's 2020 Centenary Award in recognition for the excellence of her work on Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the profound impact her research has had on the scientific community and wider society.

Professor tipu aziz recipient of britains highest neurosurgery honour

Professor Tipu Aziz recipient of Britain's highest neurosurgery honour

Awards and Appointments General

Professor Tipu Aziz from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has been awarded the Medal of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) for his lifetime achievement in neurosurgery.

Widely used malaria treatment to prevent malaria in pregnant women at risk of failing in areas where drug resistance is rising

Widely used malaria treatment to prevent malaria in pregnant women at risk of failing in areas where drug resistance is rising

General Research

A global team of researchers, led by a research team at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), are calling for a review of drug-based strategies used to prevent malaria infections in pregnant women, in areas where there is widespread resistance to existing antimalarial medicines.

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