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Prof Sir David Weatherall awarded highest title in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Prof Sir David Weatherall awarded highest title in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Posted 19/06/2017

We are delighted to announce that Prof Sir David Weatherall has been awarded a GBE, making him a Knight of the Grand Cross. This is the highest rank in the Order of the British Empire and the honour has only been bestowed 16 times since 2000. Prof Sir Weatherall was recognised for his services for medicine and it is wonderful that his pioneering work and commitment to molecular medicine have been recognised in this way. David Weatherall is a ...

MRC Festival of Medical Research

MRC Festival of Medical Research

Posted 15/06/2017

Our two MRC-funded units, the MRC Human Immunology Unit and the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, are taking part in the MRC Festival of Medical Research (17 to 23 June) – an annual celebration of cutting edge research. We’ll be taking a road trip around supermarkets in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, with activities to discuss genetic susceptibility to common diseases with passing shoppers. Is eczema inherited? Why do I have anaemia? We will be ...

Single cell focus reveals hidden cancer cells

Posted 16/05/2017
Researchers have found a way to identify rogue cancer cells which survive treatment after the rest of the tumour is destroyed, by using a new technique that enables them to identify and characterise individual cancer cells.
Jan Rehwinkel delivers Lister Institute Prize Lecture

Jan Rehwinkel delivers Lister Institute Prize Lecture

Posted 08/05/2017

Congratulations to Jan Rehwinkel, Principal Investigator in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, who delivered his Lister Institute Research Fellowship Prize Lecture on 3 May. Jan shared his research into nucleotide sensing by the immune system, including new work funded by the Lister Institute to investigate detection of DNA and RNA in the ‘Z confirmation’ in anti-viral responses. We were delighted to welcome representatives from the Lister ...

Danuta Gutowska-Owsiak wins British Society for Investigative Dermatology Young Investigator Award

Danuta Gutowska-Owsiak wins British Society for Investigative Dermatology Young Investigator Award

Posted 04/05/2017

Congratulations to Dr Danuta Gutowska-Owsiak, a post-doctoral researcher with Prof Graham Ogg in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, who has won a Young Investigator Award for her substantial contribution to dermatology research. Danuta was presented with the award at the British Society for Investigative Dermatology  meeting in Manchester in April. Danuta will give a Young Investigator Award Lecture at the ‘Best of BSID’ during the British ...

Scientific Excellence rewarded at WIMM Day

Scientific Excellence rewarded at WIMM Day

Posted 29/03/2017

Congratulations to all our prize winners at this year’s WIMM Day. We were delighted to award Mike Barnkob, a DPhil student with Prof Vincenzo Cerundolo in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, the Ita Askonas Medal and Prize for his work on T cells in the tumour microenvironment. The Ita Askonas Prize is awarded annually to a DPhil student in their third year. Mike’s talk, ‘Inhibiting T cell Movement: A Novel Cancer Immune Escape Mechanism’ detailed ...

MRC WIMM Public Engagement Prize winners announced at this year’s WIMM Day

MRC WIMM Public Engagement Prize winners announced at this year’s WIMM Day

Posted 28/03/2017

A huge congratulations to Tomasz Dobrzycki who has won this year’s MRC WIMM Public Engagement Prize. Tomasz, who is a DPhil student with Dr Rui Monteiro and Prof Roger Patient in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, has shown fantastic commitment to public engagement over the last year, taking part in a whole host of activities including the MRC Festival and events at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford. Most recently, he has turned rap-star ...

2017 RDM Image Competition Winners Announced

2017 RDM Image Competition Winners Announced

Posted 15/03/2017

The winners of the RDM Image Competition 2017 were announced at RDM Day on Monday 6th March - and the WIMM swept the board!  Entries were invited for three categories: Around Oxford Scientific In and Around the Department The department received some incredible entries in all three categories and there was some lively discussion amongst the judges to select the winning images, which you can see on the RDM website here, and will be ...

WIMM researchers awarded places on American Society of Haematology Translational Research in Haematology Training Program

WIMM researchers awarded places on American Society of Haematology Translational Research in Haematology Training Program

Posted 06/03/2017

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the European Hematology Association (EHA) have announced the names of 20 early-career hematologists who will participate in the joint 2017 Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH) program. These include two researchers from the MRC WIMM: Dr Lynn Quek and Dr Alice Giustacchini, both in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit.  TRTH is a rigorous year-long training and mentoring experience that ...

MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology is officially opened by Sir John Savill

MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology is officially opened by Sir John Savill

Posted 08/12/2016

The MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology is a new purpose-built facility at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) which brings together experts in analysis of large computational datasets. The new Centre was officially opened by Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, during a ceremony held at the WIMM on Wednesday 7th December. Building work on the new Centre started in November 2015, funded ...