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3rd June 2024
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Data-driven projects to advance research into childhood cancers
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Charity has joined forces with Cancer Research UK (CRUK) to co-fund two projects that will use data science to advance research into childhood cancers. Understanding infant acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, led by Professor Anindita Roy, is one of the projects being funded by the Data for Children’s and Young People’s Cancer (D4CYP) Pilot Award scheme. The other is Analysing recurrent childhood, teenage and young adult cancer, led by Dr. Martin McCabe at the University of Manchester.
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Sign up for Bystander Training
Every day events unfold around us and we are all bystanders. At times, the events we witness might make us feel uncomfortable, we might see discrimination, harassment or bullying. When this happens, we can choose to say or do something and to be an active bystander, or to simply let it go and remain a passive bystander.

For the second consecutive year, the department's Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity committee is offering a series of Bystander Training sessions to help you support fellow students and colleagues and act safely and appropriately. The sessions will teach you how and when to intervene, and to shift the boundaries of what is considered acceptable behaviour.

The first session will take place virtually via MS Teams on Tuesday 2nd July at 2pm
Sign up now via the link below. 
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Translational Research
Hosted by the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology,
From the Laboratory to the Clinic: 25 Years of Biological Therapy is a conference that facilitates invaluable interactions among academic researchers, pharmaceutical pioneers, and clinical trailblazers. The aim is to foster scientific exchange and collaboration in translational research. With an exceptional line-up of speakers, including pioneers and leaders in immunology, the program promises an unforgettable experience at the forefront of immunological progress.

The conference will take place from August 27 to 30 at Trinity College. Visit the conference website to explore the content, and secure your registration early, as places are limited. Academic attendees and PhD students are eligible for substantial discounts. Email Charlotte at to obtain a discount code.
Secure your tickets here
Oxford Scientific Research Facilities Conference
The University of Oxford’s first SRF Conference will take place on the 26th and 27th September at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre on South Parks Road. As part of the Technician Commitment Initiative, 40 Scientific Research Facilities (SRF) leads from across divisions and departments will give presentations on the facilities they manage.

Researchers across Oxford University and the private sector are invited to see a wide review of the expertise, capabilities, equipment and services that these facilities hold. Lunch will be provided on both days, and registration is free. Attendees can join for either or both days of the conference. Updates to the agenda will be posted to the SRF Conference site as details are confirmed.
Register to attend here
Medical and Life Sciences Translational Fund
The Translational Research Office (TRO) is pleased to announce the return of Medical and Life Sciences Translational Fund (MLSTF) this summer, which will be launched at the Translational Research Symposium on Wednesday 10 July at the Blavatnik School of Government. At the event, full details of the MLSTF scheme will be revealed which includes the continuation of the “Emerging Translational Innovators (ETI)” route especially for early-career researchers, fireside chats on what a winning translational grant application should look like, the importance of milestones in translational grants, and the potential routes for continuing the development of your commercialisation pathway. This is an in-person event only and places are limited so register your interest asap, via the link below.
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Wearables in mega-scale biobanks - are there some learnings for rare disease research?
10 June 2024 | Richard Doll Lecture Theatre | 11am 
Professor Aiden Doherty, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Oxford, will discuss the story behind the collection of wrist-worn accelerometer data in over 150,000 research participants across the UK and China, while also describing efforts to collect complementary open human activity recognition validation datasets to further enhance these resources. 
Read more here
Talking Spectrum: Navigating Neurodivergence
2 July 2024 | Online only | 11am
Dr Cressida Ryan will talk to us about her own neurodivergent journey and what that has meant for her working life. 

Three key takeaways for the seminar will be:
  1. The overall basket of neurodivergent traits is broad and may including contradictory and conflicting traits. This session will enable you to consider and respond more effectively to an individual’s personal “cluster” of traits.
  2. General inclusive practice can improve life for everyone, not just neurodivergent people; this session will put forward some simple ways to be more inclusive without the need for specific reasonable adjustments.
  3. This session will address and unpack a number of standard misunderstandings and myths about neurodivergence, increasing your general knowledge of the conditions covered and the impact of popular misconceptions.
Everybody is welcome to join. Please register via the link below. 
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New Therapeutic Approaches in Translational Mental Health
16 September 2024 | Maths Institute | All day
This in-person conference is hosted by the Oxford Health BRC and sponsored by the UK Mental Health Mission. The event aims to bring together industry, academic & clinical researchers, the regulator and government research funding organisations to discuss the current challenges facing therapeutic development. The overall objective is to forge collaborations that can increase capacity and capability through partnerships to deliver paradigm changes in translational mental health research. The event includes keynotes, lightning talks, roundtable discussion and industry led workshop sessions by Angelini Pharma, Big Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Karuna Therapeutics and Reckitt Benckiser.
Click here for more information and to register
Can you help these malaria trials? 

Oxford Vaccine Group would like to invite you to take part in a study in a challenge study to find a vaccine against malaria. The total study participation time is 18 months. If you would like any further information regarding the study please contact, or call 01865 611400
Click here to register your interest
Oxford Vaccine Group is looking for volunteers to help us understand how our immune systems respond to repeated infection with malaria. By taking part in this challenge study, you could help the research aimed at preventing hundreds of thousands of child deaths. If you are aged 18 to 45 years old, in good health and live in the Thames Valley, then you may be eligible to take part in the BIO-004 study. All participants will be reimbursed for their time, inconvenience and travel up to £9,100.
Access the pre-screening questionnaire here
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