Dr Zamin Iqbal from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics has led the development of a computer program that can quickly analyse bacterial DNA from a patient's infection and predict which antibiotics will work, and which will fail due to drug resistance.
Dr Dianne Newbury, group leader at the WTCHG has been awarded the 'Principle Investigator Prize' from the Nuffield Department of Medicine for her work in engaging the public with science.
The Division of Structural Biology, also based at the WTCHG, was also awarded a special "Challenge Fund" prize of £500 to further develop their public engagement programme
The Nuffield Department of Medicine, of which the WTCHG is a part, have just released a new video about their committment to public engagement.
Engaging the public with research helps empower people, broadens attitudes to academic research, and ensures that the work we do is relevant to society and its wider social concerns. Establishing a dialogue between researchers and the public means that society can benefit more fully from research outputs.
The University of Oxford has signed a collaboration agreement with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and leading genetic analysis company Genomics plc to carry out a research project focused on the translation of whole genome sequencing into clinical practice.
New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’
A study, published this week in Nature, has identified a new locus of resistance to severe malaria. Variations in DNA in this region of the human genome can help protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a ...
We are delighted to announce that the following have been honoured with Recognition of Distinction awards from the University of Oxford, which carry the title of Professor: Krina Zondervan has been appointed Professor of Reproductive and Genomic ...