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Three distinguished scientists have been appointed to deliver a Litchfield Lecture in Oxford.

The Litchfield Lecturerships are awarded annually by the Medical Sciences Division. The Division appoints one or more distinguished persons to deliver a Litchfield Lecture in Oxford each year.  We are pleased to announce the following lecturerships which have been awarded in 2018/19:

Professor Michael Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences and Academic Lead for Research Strategy, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. 

Professor Urban Lendahl, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 

Professor Miriam Merad, Director of the Precision Immunology Institute and a Professor of Oncological Science and of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai in New York, USA. 

Details of the individual Litchfield Lecturers will be advertised separately.

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