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Dr Zam Iqbal in Blueprint magazine

Dr Zam Iqbal in Blueprint magazine

Updated 25/05/2016

Dr Zamin Iqbal tells Tom Calver how his computing background helps him develop tools to track disease strains and determine drug resistance

New website explores women's experiences of science careers

New website explores women's experiences of science careers

Updated 13/05/2016

What is the key to success for women who work in science? A new website delves into the various experiences of successful women scientists at the University of Oxford, including WTCHG group leaders Prof. Anna Gloyn, Prof. Krina Zondervan, and Prof. Barbara Casadei.

Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowships

Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowships

Updated 04/05/2016

Centre group-leader Prof Gil McVean, has been elected as a Fellow to both the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Leedham to lead Centre for Personalised Medicine

Leedham to lead Centre for Personalised Medicine

Updated 03/05/2016

Associate Professor Simon Leedham has been named as the new Director of the Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM), joining existing staff Martijn van de Bunt, Catherine Lidbetter and Thea Perry in May 2016. Simon is a Cancer Research UK Clinician ...

Centre/OCDEM researchers visit local primary school

Centre/OCDEM researchers visit local primary school

Updated 14/04/2016

As part of UK Science Week, eleven eager scientists from the Gloyn & McCarthy Groups based at OCDEM & WTCHG descended upon Headington Preparatory School in Oxford for a packed morning of science engagement and fun! Read our report on the visit here.

New Blog Post - World Health Day 2016

New Blog Post - World Health Day 2016

Updated 07/04/2016

The theme for this year’s World Health Day is ‘Beat Diabetes’, so two researchers in the Anna Gloyn group – jointly based at the Wellcome Trust Centre For Human Genetics and the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism – have written about their research into diabetes for the WTCHG blog.

Repairing DNA Damage

Repairing DNA Damage

Updated 04/04/2016

WTCHG group leader Dr Ross Chapman has been interviewed for the Nuffield Depatment of Medicine's 'Meet the researcher' web series. He speaks about his work on DNA damage and cancer, and how a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms can help develop innovative and targeted therapies.

A life in science: celebrating International Women’s Day

A life in science: celebrating International Women’s Day

Updated 08/03/2016

Professor Helen McShane, Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Jenner Institute and the interim Deputy Head of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, is interviewed by the Oxford Science Blog to mark International Women's Day.  

New insights into the evolution of artemisinin resistant malaria

New insights into the evolution of artemisinin resistant malaria

Updated 07/03/2016

A new study, published this week in eLife , found that Plasmodium falciparum kelch13 mutations that cause artemisinin resistant malaria in Southeast Asia show markedly different patterns of evolutionary selection in Africa. The efficacy of ...

Variation in the individual sepsis response

Variation in the individual sepsis response

Updated 24/02/2016

A paper from Julian Knight’s group and the UK Genomic Advances in Sepsis Investigators uses an integrated functional genomics approach to uncover differences in the host response to pneumonia, identifying opportunities for personalised treatment.

Image is of Galen of Pergamon, who first described the different inflammatory conditions of the body.