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Royal Medal Award

Royal Medal Award

Posted 22/07/2013

Sir Walter Bodmer FRS has been awarded the 2013 Royal Medal for seminal contributions to population genetics, gene mapping and understanding of familial genetic disease. These medals are awarded by The Royal Society, the UK’s independent academy for science, for the most important contributions in the physical, biological and applied sciences. Sir Walter said: 'It is both a surprise and a great pleasure to be honoured in this way by the Royal ...

MRC Centenary Event 2013

MRC Centenary Event 2013

Posted 23/07/2013

On June 20th 2013 the Medical Research Council (MRC) celebrated its centenary. The MRC Units in Oxfordshire held a pop-up science festival in Bonn Square in the centre of Oxford as part of the celebrations on Saturday June 22nd. During the 6 hours of the event over 2000 people visited the different stalls. The two MRC units based in the WIMM manned a joint stall illustrating their research on disease involving the blood (Molecular Haematology) ...

Official Opening of the Wolfson Imaging Centre – Oxford

Official Opening of the Wolfson Imaging Centre – Oxford

Posted 01/08/2013

The new core light microscope facility at the WIMM, the Wolfson Imaging Centre – Oxford, was officially opened on May 23, 2013. The establishment of this Centre has been made possible by a generous award of £1.5m from the Wolfson Foundation, and with additional funds provided by the MRC to the Director of the WIMM Prof. Doug Higgs, the Director of the MRC Human Immunology Unit Prof. Vincenzo Cerundolo and the Scientific Director of the Centre ...

Official Opening of Wolfson Imaging Centre Oxford - 23 May 2013

Official Opening of Wolfson Imaging Centre Oxford - 23 May 2013

Posted 10/05/2013

The official opening Ceremony of the Wolfson Imaging Centre is taking place on Thursday, 23 May at 3pm. This new department in the WIMM is a major enhancement of core imaging facilities available to Oxford researchers. The facility contains a diverse range of wide-field and confocal microscopes suitable for imaging specimens with special focus of providing super-resolution imaging for WIMM researchers.

New Fellow of the Royal Society announced

New Fellow of the Royal Society announced

Posted 07/05/2013

Professor Andrew Wilkie has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his work on human congenital disorders affecting the skeletal system. He is the 15th member of the WIMM to obtain this honour and we are all enormously proud of his achievement.

WIMM Day 2013

WIMM Day 2013

Posted 12/04/2013

Friday April 19th marks the annual WIMM Day event. Held at the Said Business School in the centre of Oxford, this is a day of seminars from all of the units that make up the WIMM. This years guest speaker is Professor Jules A Hoffman with a seminar entitled 'The innate immune response - Phylogenetic Perspectives'.

MRC Centenary Event in June 2013

MRC Centenary Event in June 2013

Posted 28/02/2013

The MRC is holding a Centenary Event on Saturday June 22nd, located at Bonn Square in central Oxford. The Molecular Haematology Unit and Human Immunology Unit will have a marquee to showcase the WIMM's research to the Oxford general public. The marquee will be open from 10am to 4pm.

New Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine director announced

New Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine director announced

Posted 11/12/2012

Professor Douglas R Higgs has been announced as the new Director of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) at the University of Oxford, following the retirement of eminent immunologist Professor Sir Andrew McMichael. Professor Higgs, who will continue his role as Director of the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit and Professor of Molecular Haematology at the University of Oxford, takes up his new role ...

The Medical School at Keele University has named its main centre "The David Weatherall" Building

The Medical School at Keele University has named its main centre "The David Weatherall" Building

Posted 11/12/2012

A special lecture in honour of Keele University's former Chancellor, Professor Sir David Weatherall, was given at the University on Wednesday 10 October. This lecture, by Professor Sir Alex Markham in the School of Medicine Lecture Theatre, marked the occasion of the naming of the Keele University Medical School Building in honour of Sir David Weatherall, Chancellor of the University from 2002-2012.

Detailed map of genome function produced

Detailed map of genome function produced

Posted 11/12/2012

Scientists have published the most detailed analysis to date of the human genome. They've discovered a far larger chunk of our genetic code is biologically active than previously thought. The researchers hope the findings will lead to a deeper understanding of numerous diseases, which could lead to better treatments. More than 400 scientists in 32 laboratories in the UK, US, Spain, Singapore and Japan were involved. Their findings are published ...