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This theme covers the development and application of technology for diagnosing, monitoring and treating disease. These techniques range from conventional ones such as surgery, interventional radiology, vaccines and drugs to novel techniques such as nanomedicine, stem cells, next generation DN sequencing and gene therapy.

Oxford has a very strong tradition in translational medicine. Penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics were first developed and used here and Oxford played a key role in the introduction of arteminisin as a new treatment for malaria. Scientists now based in Oxford also pioneered the use of therapeutic antibodies to manipulate the immune response to treat inflammatory conditions and prevent transplant rejection, and the development of novel vaccines for infectious and emerging diseases. Other achievements include the development of the partial knee replacement (the Oxford Partial Knee), needle-free drug delivery (Powderject), and the first software package for medical image fusion (Fusion7D™).

A particular strength of Oxford is the interdisciplinary nature its translational research. For example, the Department of Chemistry collaborates closely with clinical Departments in several drug target discovery projects, and the Department of Engineering has recently established an Institute of Biomedical Engineering close to the clinical Departments.

The Target Discovery Institute is a major new collaborative initiative involving multiple Departments that investigates drug target discovery, as are the Jenner Institute for vaccinology and the Kennedy Institute for inflammatory diseases.

The recently established Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between the NHS, Oxford University, and the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals is a major focus of translational research; many projects link strongly to the NIHR BRC in co-developed strategies, such as the application of next generation sequencing in clinical microbial identification and cancer personalised medicine.

Supervisors in Translational Medicine and Medical Technology


Bungo Akiyoshi

Wellcome Senior Research Fellow

M Sanni Ali

Senior Researcher in Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods

Abtin Alvand

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Knee ...

Daniel C Anthony

Professor of Experimental Neuropathology

Charalambos Antoniades

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Nigel Arden

Professor in Rheumatic Diseases

Frances Ashcroft

GlaxoSmithKline Royal Society Professor

Esther Becker

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

David Beeson

Professor in Molecular Neurosciences

Timothy Behrens

Professor of Computational Neuroscience

Phil Biggin

Professor of Computational Biochemistry

Geoff Bird

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Christopher Buckley

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Director of Clinical Research

Francesca Buffa

Computational Biology and Integrative Genomics

Philip Burnet

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Martin Burton

Joint Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group

James Byrne

Professor of Neuroradiology

Hayriye Cagnan

MRC Career Development Fellow

Carolyn Carr

Associate Professor of Biomedical Science

Andrew Carr

Head of Department

Vincenzo Cerundolo

Professor of Immunology

Robin Choudhury

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Grant C Churchill

Associate Professor in Chemical Pharmacology

Stuart Clare

Associate Professor

Kieran Clarke

Professor of Physiological Biochemistry

Matthew Costa

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Kevin Coward

Director of the MSc in Clinical Embryology. Principal Investigator/Group Leader

Stephanie Cragg

Professor of Neuroscience

Matt Daniels

Visiting Scientist

Kay Davies

Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy

Simon Davis

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Nele Demeyere

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Gwenaëlle Douaud

Associate Professor & MRC Career Development Fellow

James Dunford

Senior Research Associate

Klaus Ebmeier

Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry

James Edwards

Arthritis Research UK Career Development Fellow

Andrew Farmery

Professor of Anaesthetics

James FitzGerald

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Peter Friend

Professor of Transplantation

Lars Fugger

Professor of Neuroimmunology

Dominic Furniss

University Research Lecturer - Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship

Deborah Gill

Professor of Gene Medicine

Siôn Glyn-Jones

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Philip Goulder

Professor of Immunology

Alex Green

Spalding Associate Professor

Trish Greenhalgh

Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences

Alison Halliday

Professor of Vascular Surgery

Freddie Hamdy

Head of Department

Ester Hammond

Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology

Ashok Handa

Director of Surgical Education

Mark Hankins

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Maria Harkiolaki

Principal Beamline Scientist

Catherine Harmer

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Adrian Harris

Professor of Medical Oncology

Joanna Hester

Senior Research Fellow

Matthew Higgins

Professor of Molecular Parisitology

Mark Howarth

Professor of Protein Nanotechnology

Philippa Hulley

Associate Professor

Stephen Hyde

Professor of Molecular Therapy

Fadi Issa

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Astrid Iversen

Professor of Virology and Immunology

Rutger J. Ploeg

Professor of Transplant Biology

Aarti Jagannath

Associate Professor

Saad Jbabdi

Associate Professor

Mark Jenkinson

Professor of Neuroimaging

Peter Jezzard

Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuroimaging

Paul Johnson

Professor of Paediatric Surgery

Luke Jostins

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Fredrik Karpe

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Dominic Kelly

BRC Consultant in Paediatrics and Vaccinology.

Armin Lak

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Nick Lakin

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

Paul Leeson

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Ming Lei

Associate Professor

Ngee Han Lim

KTRR/ARUK Research Fellow & NDORMS Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Clare Mackay

Professor of Imaging Neuroscience

Robert MacLaren

Professor of Ophthalmology

Peter J. Magill

MRC Programme Leader

Masliza Mahmod

University Research Lecturer

Peter McCulloch

Professor of Surgical Science and Practice

Enda McVeigh

Associate Professor

Stephen Mellon

NDORMS Research Fellow

Kim Midwood

Professor of Matrix Biology

Karla Miller

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Mathilda Mommersteeg

Associate Professor of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine

Karl Morten

Laboratory Manager

Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy

Departmental Lecturer/ BRC Senior Research Fellow

David Murray

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jagdeep Nanchahal

Professor of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Stefan Neubauer

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Jacinta O'Shea

Principal Investigator

Udo Oppermann

Professor of Molecular Biology

Katharine Owen

Associate Professor of Diabetes

Jacqueline Palace

Consultant Neurologist

Antony Palmer

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Rebecca Park

Associate Professor and Consultant Psychiatrist

David Paterson

Head of Department

Siim Pauklin

CRUK Career development fellow

Andrea Pellagatti

University Research Lecturer

Rafael Perera

Director Medical Statistics

Frances Platt

Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Andrew Pollard

Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity

Barry V L Potter

Professor of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

Jo Poulton

Professor of Mitochondrial Genetics

Andrew Price

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jonathan Rees

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Science

Duncan Richards

Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics and Director of OCTRU

Paul Riley

BHF Professor of Regenerative Medicine & Chair of Development and Cell Biology

Simon Rinaldi

Associate Professor and MRC Clinician Scientist

Peter Robbins

Professor of Physiology

Christine S. Rollier

Associate Professor in Vaccinology

Patrik Rorsman

Professor of Diabetic Medicine

Angela Russell

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Anderson Ryan

Senior Group Leader

Anna Schuh

Director of Molecular Diagnostics

Len Seymour

Professor of Gene Therapies

Trevor Sharp

Professor of Neuropharmacology

Sara Shaw

Associate Professor

Rebeccah Slater

Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience

Nicola Smart

BHF Senior Research Fellow

Stephen Smith

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Hannah Smithson

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Matthew Snape

Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Vaccinology

Charlotte Stagg

Professor of Human Neurophysiology

David Taggart

Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery

Kevin Talbot

Head of Clinical Neurology and Professor of Motor Neuron Biology

Peter Taylor

Norman Collisson Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences

George Tofaris

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant ...

Helen Townley

University Research Lecturer

Martin Turner

Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neuroscience

Damian Tyler

Professor of Physiological Metabolism

Holm Uhlig

Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Group Head / PI and Hon Consultant ...

Katherine Vallis

Professor of Radiotherapeutics and Radioimaging

Lidia Vasilieva

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, group leader

Sridhar Vasudevan

University Research Lecturer

Manu Vatish

Chief Investigator of INGR1D Study & Senior Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics

Katy Vincent

Senior Pain Fellow

Natalie Voets

University Research Lecturer

Richard Wade-Martins

Professor of Molecular Neuroscience

Katie Warnaby

Senior Research Scientist

Patrick Waters

Co-Director Autoimmune Neurology Diagnostic Laboratory

Fiona Watt

University Research Lecturer

Richard Williams

Associate Professor

Suzannah Williams

Principal Investigator/Research Group Leader; Lead of Ovarian Research for the ...

Clive Wilson

Professor of Cell and Developmental Genetics

Geoff Wong

Clinical Research Fellow

Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience

Kathryn Wood

Emeritus Professor of Immunology

Wei Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Nicole Zitzmann

Professor of Virology & Director of Glycobiology Inst