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Oxford Martin School appoints new Director

Oxford Martin School appoints new Director

Awards and Appointments General

The world-leading population biologist Professor Sir Charles Godfray CBE FRS has been appointed as the next Director of the Oxford Martin School.

NDCN Professor Finalist in Blavatnik Awards

NDCN Professor Finalist in Blavatnik Awards

Awards and Appointments General

Tim Behrens is among the laureates and finalists of the 2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom, announced today by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Top Oxford cancer specialist retires from clinical work

Top Oxford cancer specialist retires from clinical work

General

One of Oxford's leading breast cancer specialists is stepping down from clinical work, after working in the city for nearly 30 years, but will continue his research activities, which have seen big advances in recent years.

Oxford University launches exciting new PGCert in patient safety

Oxford University launches exciting new PGCert in patient safety

General

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has announced the launch of a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Patient Safety. It brings together experts in human factors, quality improvement, leadership and education to deliver an exciting series of modules to support the current safety challenges in our healthcare settings.

New Year's Honours 2018

New Year's Honours 2018

Awards and Appointments General

Members of the University have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list for 2018, including scientists from across the Medical Sciences Division.

A scientist’s week in Westminster

A scientist’s week in Westminster

General

Professor Peter Magill, Deputy Director of the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford, gives his account of a week of science and policy in Westminster as he began his participation in The Royal Society’s Pairing Scheme.

Nepali Pilgrims to Gosaikunda Film

Nepali Pilgrims to Gosaikunda Film

General

The Himalayan Rescue Association, OUCRU Public Engagement and Media for Development work with the pilgrim community in Nepal to create a public health film

Scanning Santa

Scanning Santa

General Research

Scientists at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) were intrigued by the results of the brain scans of one recent visitor. With his luxuriant white beard and dashing red suit, the elderly, somewhat rotund Volunteer X looked pretty ‘normal’ on the surface, but the testing revealed something altogether startling!

China Vice Premier in Oxford for signing of research collaboration

China Vice Premier in Oxford for signing of research collaboration

General Research

The Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu Yandong, has visited Oxford to witness the signing of several research agreements between Oxford University and Chinese partners.

Prof Simon Lovestone cycles to Buckingham Palace to receive knighthood

Prof Simon Lovestone cycles to Buckingham Palace to receive knighthood

General Staff

Professor Lovestone, who is receiving a knighthood on 7 December in recognition of his research into Alzheimer's disease, will be cycling to the Palace as part of a 300 mile ride for Alzheimer's Research UK.

2018 Breakthrough Prize awarded to Professor Kim Nasmyth

2018 Breakthrough Prize awarded to Professor Kim Nasmyth

Awards and Appointments General

Professor Kim Nasmyth FRS, Whitley Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, has been awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences at a ceremony held in the NASA Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley, California.

Jill and Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship open for applications

Jill and Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship open for applications

Awards and Appointments Funding Opportunities General

Applications are invited for the 2018 Jill and Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship to support travel abroad for clinical study or research from graduates of the Oxford University Medical School.

New edition of Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

New edition of Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

General Staff

New edition written by senior members of the Department of Psychiatry

Topping Out Ceremony held for Oxford BioEscalator and Novo Nordisk Building

Topping Out Ceremony held for Oxford BioEscalator and Novo Nordisk Building

General Innovation

Final beam laid for new BioEscalator/Novo Nordisk Building, due to open Summer 2018

Modernising Medical Microbiology photo competition - winners announced

Modernising Medical Microbiology photo competition - winners announced

Awards and Appointments General

Researchers take part in the MMM Image Competition 2017

Oxford iGEM team wins Gold medal and Award for Best Diagnostics Project

Oxford iGEM team wins Gold medal and Award for Best Diagnostics Project

Awards and Appointments General Innovation

The 2017 Oxford University iGEM team have just returned from the competition in Boston with not only a Gold medal but also the extremely competitive award for Best Diagnostics Project in the Undergraduate category. In addition they were nominated for five further awards for best presentation, wiki, model, integrated human practices and best applied design.

Kevin Marsh Wins 2017 Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease

Kevin Marsh Wins 2017 Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease

Awards and Appointments General

Kevin Marsh, Director of the Africa Oxford Initiative, Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, and Senior Advisor at the African Academy of Sciences has been selected to receive a Drexel Prize for scientific excellence.

Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year

Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year

General

Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the seventh consecutive year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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