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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.

Women’s reproductive health linked to risk of heart disease and stroke

Women’s reproductive health linked to risk of heart disease and stroke

Research

Girls who start their periods before they turn 12 are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new study of nearly 300,000 women in the UK by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

Research

Conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks throughout the country as displaced HIV-infected people move from war-affected regions to areas with higher risk of transmission, according to analysis by scientists.

Flu vaccine spinout secures a further £20m in funding

Flu vaccine spinout secures a further £20m in funding

Innovation

Vaccitech, an Oxford University spinout company developing a universal flu vaccine, among other vaccine-related products, has secured £20 million in Series A financing.

Genetic test predicts men’s risk of developing prostate cancer

Genetic test predicts men’s risk of developing prostate cancer

Research

Predictive genetic tool developed to better inform men whether and when to take PSA blood test.

New five year research and development partnership announced

New five year research and development partnership announced

Innovation Research

The University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Patient experience healthcare company Oneview Healthcare have signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for clinical pathways, following the success of a Prostate Cancer Pathway pilot.

Finding the tipping point for sleep

Finding the tipping point for sleep

Research

Sleep is essential for many aspects of normal life, but how we actually fall asleep remains a mystery.

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.

Winners of Innovation Photography competition announced

Winners of Innovation Photography competition announced

Awards and Appointments Innovation

The results of the University's Innovation Photography competition have been announced, with two winners from the Medical Sciences Division.

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.

University of Oxford creates a new Chair and Fellows in Clinical Therapeutics

University of Oxford creates a new Chair and Fellows in Clinical Therapeutics

The University of Oxford and St Hilda's College are delighted to announce the creation of a new Chair of Clinical Therapeutics thanks to initial, generous, philanthropic support from Professor John Climax. The donation was confirmed at a signing ceremony on Friday 15th December 2017.

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.

The iceberg model of self-harm

The iceberg model of self-harm

Research

Researchers have created a model of self-harm that shows high levels of the problem in the community, especially in young girls, and the need for school-based prevention measures.

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

Wide-ranging new research partnership with Berlin universities

Wide-ranging new research partnership with Berlin universities

Research

Oxford is teaming up with four Berlin institutions, the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, creating a new partnership which will open up exciting new initiatives across all academic disciplines.

LAB282 celebrates a year of impact in Oxford

LAB282 celebrates a year of impact in Oxford

Innovation

The £13m drug discovery partnership between Oxford University, Oxford Sciences Innovation and Evotec supported 12 new projects in first year of operation.

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!

Study highlights the importance of continuing medication in pregnancy

Study highlights the importance of continuing medication in pregnancy

Research

Pregnant women and those who are planning pregnancy should not discontinue their medication without consulting a specialist, says a major new report from researchers at the University of Oxford.

Animal research at Oxford honoured with openness award

Animal research at Oxford honoured with openness award

Awards and Appointments Research

Oxford’s Primate Neuroscience research group and Biomedical Services team have been recognised for their openness and public engagement at Understanding Animal Research’s (UAR) fourth annual Openness Awards and the 81st Stephen Paget memorial lecture.

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.

Drug discovery must change to urgently address global health needs

Drug discovery must change to urgently address global health needs

Innovation Research

A new paper published today by the Oxford Martin School calls for ‘open science’ approaches to drug discovery and offers ways forward that would transform how the medical challenges of this century could be addressed more efficiently.

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.

Oxford University to receive £14 million in ERC Funding

Oxford University to receive £14 million in ERC Funding

Research

Oxford University has won £14 million in new European Research Council (ERC) funding.

A view from The Hill

A view from The Hill

Innovation

Sociologist Alex Rushforth (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences), recently attended Oxford’s annual digital health pitching event, The Hill, for the first time. Here’s what he made of it.

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.

Largest genetic study of mosquitoes reveals spread of insecticide resistance across Africa

Largest genetic study of mosquitoes reveals spread of insecticide resistance across Africa

Research

The largest ever genetic study of mosquitoes reveals the movement of insecticide resistance between different regions of Africa and finds several rapidly evolving insecticide resistance genes. Published in Nature, this genetic resource will be used to develop new tools for monitoring resistance and managing insecticide use, and for designing novel control methods.

Diverse Oxford portraits go on show at Weston Library

Diverse Oxford portraits go on show at Weston Library

Athena Swan Staff

An exhibition of portraits commissioned to showcase the diversity of staff and past students at Oxford University includes staff from across the Medical Sciences Division

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

Surgical Sciences Professor wins 2017 Starzl Prize

Surgical Sciences Professor wins 2017 Starzl Prize

Awards and Appointments Staff

Kathryn Wood, Emeritus Professor of Immunology at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, recently received the 2017 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology in recognition of her outstanding basic scientific and clinical research achievements.

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

Oxford University launches 150th spinout company

Oxford University launches 150th spinout company

Innovation

Augmented and virtual reality spinout 6Degrees revealed as 150th spinout firm from Oxford University.

Medium articles published on Oxford and the mosquito

Medium articles published on Oxford and the mosquito

Research

Three new Medium articles explore the wide range of mosquito-related research carried out at Oxford.

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

Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

Research

The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to grow, and the poorest people are significantly more likely to be affected by the condition, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.

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