Public Engagement and Outreach


The Institute is keen to engage with the public through various types of outreach events. These currently include visits to the local community, an annual seminar series open to the public, work experience for older school children and undergraduates and meeting patient support groups.

For information please contact:
The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Oxford
John Radcliffe Hospital

Tel: Oxford +44 1865 222443

Fax: Oxford +44 1865 222737


WIMM videos

Videos about the work of the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine:





Deciphering the power of the leukaemia stem cell

diagram image Zahra

Healthy stem cells produce billions of different cells every day, and these go on to perform a wide range of functions in our bodies. But this production line can be hijacked, as is the case in certain types of cancer. One such cancer is Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). Zahra Aboukhalil, a DPhil student in the Vyas lab, is trying to find out how this hijacking takes place in AML. In this piece, for which she was awarded the Moorbath Domus prize by Linacre College, she tells us more about her project and how it could help develop improved treatments.


Sensing viruses: shape matters


Viruses are basically packets of nucleic acid, DNA or it’s sister molecule RNA. Our cells have therefore evolved to recognise these molecules as a sign of virus infection. A recent study from Jan Rehwinkel’s lab in the MRC Human Immunology Unit has revealed a new way in which cells sense and respond to invading viruses. Layal Liverpool, a DPhil student in the Rehwinkel lab, who was involved in the work, explains more.

More blog posts



WIMM Public Lectures 2013

MRC Centenary Event, Oxford

Lab Live 2014

Useful Links

Local Public Engagement resources, provided through Oxford Sparks: Link

National resource for information on Public Engagement: Link

WIMM Day 2016 Public Engagement Prize Winners