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Strawberries, detectives and virtual reality

Strawberries, detectives and virtual reality

Centre for Computational Biology MRC HIU MRC MHU RDM

Our researchers brought science to students around Oxfordshire (and further afield) as part of this year’s British Science Week.

Prof Graham Ogg and Prof Tatjana Sauka-Spengler recognised for excellent supervision at RDM Symposium

Prof Graham Ogg and Prof Tatjana Sauka-Spengler recognised for excellent supervision at RDM Symposium

MRC HIU RDM

Congratulations to Professor Graham Ogg and Associate Professor Tatjana Sauka-Spengler – the first recipients of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM) Awards for Excellent Supervision. The Awards were presented at the RDM Symposium on Monday 19 March 2018.

UK-Turkey collaboration to study signalling mechanisms in cancer

UK-Turkey collaboration to study signalling mechanisms in cancer

MRC HIU RDM

Prof Christian Eggeling and Dr Erdinc Sezgin at the MRC HIU and Dr Gunes Ozhan from Dokuz Eylul University were awarded a Newton Institutional Links Grant by the British Council.

MRC WIMM researchers talk about their research on rare diseases

MRC WIMM researchers talk about their research on rare diseases

Department of Oncology MRC MHU NDCN RDM

To mark rare disease day we asked our researchers to tell us more about the rare conditions that they study, and why their research is important.

MRC WIMM researchers win prestigious national awards

MRC WIMM researchers win prestigious national awards

MRC HIU MRC MHU RDM

Congratulations to Prof Graham Ogg and Prof Paresh Vyas who have been named National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators in recognition of their “outstanding contribution to clinical and applied health and social care research”. This is a tremendous achievement as these are highly competitive and prestigious awards.

Defining the role of lipids in skin inflammation

Defining the role of lipids in skin inflammation

MRC HIU RDM

Congratulations to Prof Graham Ogg who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award to investigate aspects of the immune response in skin diseases such as eczema, with the hope of identifying new treatment options.

New international collaborative network to study β-thalassaemia

New international collaborative network to study β-thalassaemia

MRC MHU RDM

A new grant from the UK Academy of Medical Sciences will allow clinicians and scientists from Oxford, Sri Lanka and Thailand to establish new ties to support research into β thalassaemia and benefit those most affected.

Clinical Fellowship Success

Clinical Fellowship Success

MRC MHU

Congratulations to Dr James Davies and Dr Lynn Quek, who have both been awarded MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowships.

MRC HIU Group Leader in team shortlisted for £20m CRUK Grand Challenge Award

MRC HIU Group Leader in team shortlisted for £20m CRUK Grand Challenge Award

Department of Oncology MRC HIU

An international team of scientists has been shortlisted out of 134 applications spanning 41 countries.

Prof Peter McHugh awarded CRUK grant

Prof Peter McHugh awarded CRUK grant

Department of Oncology

The 5-year programme award will support research on the DNA repair mechanisms that protect cancer cells from therapy, informing the development of future treatments.

Oxford Centre for Haematology Launched

Oxford Centre for Haematology Launched

MRC MHU RDM

Today marks the launch of a new Oxford-wide initiative – the Oxford Centre for Haematology (OCH).

Researchers zero in on causes of skin inflammation

Researchers zero in on causes of skin inflammation

MRC HIU RDM

Our researchers have discovered an unexpected way by which different pathways of the skin’s defence system interact, and how they can go astray in skin inflammation. This suggests a new line of investigation to develop treatments for conditions such as eczema.

Successful CRUK Research Bursary for MRC WIMM Clinical Fellow

Successful CRUK Research Bursary for MRC WIMM Clinical Fellow

Department of Oncology

Many congratulations to Robert Watson, a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in the laboratory of Benjamin Fairfax. Robert was successful in his application for a CRUK pre-doctoral research bursary.

Professor Sir David Weatherall invested at Windsor Castle

Professor Sir David Weatherall invested at Windsor Castle

MRC MHU

Many congratulations to Professor Sir David Weatherall, who was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE). This is the highest rank in the Order of the British Empire, an honour only bestowed 16 times since 2000.

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