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FCDO Minister meets with vaccine researchers

From left to right: Professor Charlotte Watts, Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, Professor Teresa Lambe OBE, the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert

The Department of Paediatrics welcomed the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister of State for Development and Africa, to its vaccine research facilities last Thursday 25 January. He toured clinics and labs with his scientific adviser Professor Charlotte Watts, and met with several leading Principal Investigators from research groups and institutes at the University of Oxford, to discuss vaccine development and preparing for future pandemics.
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Coming soon to the Department

A Celebration of DPhil Research
19 April 2024 | Maths Institute | 9am to 4pm
Join the entire department for a day of celebration of DPhil research. The fantastic program will feature talks, networking, presentations, and research discussions from DPhil students. Please save the date, we hope to see you there!
Click here to add the date to your calendar
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Rare Disease Day Webinar

28 February 2024 | Online | 3pm to 4pm
The Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre will be hosting a live webinar on Advancing Novel Therapies for Rare Diseases. Register your interest and join the discussion to learn more about the Therapeutics Accelerator, the Rare Disease Scholar Funding call and the exciting drug development programs. A full line of of speakers will be revealed shortly. Watch this space!

Click here for further information and to book a place
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OX5 Run 2024
24 March 2024 | Blenheim Palace | 9am to 2pm
Join members of staff across the Department to run the OX5 RUN - the biggest annual fundraiser for the Oxford Children's Hospital. This is a five mile run, jog or walk around the beautiful Blenheim Palace and all funds raised will go to Children’s Services throughout Oxford University Hospitals. This includes Children’s Intensive Care, Emergency areas, and the Horton General Children’s Ward. Your invaluable support helps make a significant impact on the lives of the thousands of young patients treated in our hospitals each year. Sign up to the Oxford Vaccine Group team using the button below. 
Read more & register

Fellowship Opportunities

Skoll Centre Early Career Research Fellowship
Are you an early career researcher interested in issues of social impact within and beyond business? You might be interested in the Skoll Centre Early Career Research Fellowship, which supports impact-driven early career researchers to advance high-quality, impact-orientated research and to network and share knowledge with the Centre’s community of social impact academics and practitioners. You can read more about the Early Career Research Fellowship and Apply Online Here by Wednesday 21 February 2024.
Please use the link below to email Jessica Jacobson at the Skoll Centre with any questions. 
Click here to email Jessica Jacobson with any questions
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Visiting Fellowship at Wadham
Wadham is currently recruiting for Visiting Fellowships. The College proposes to elect one or more visitors to Oxford to Visiting Fellowships for all or part of the academic year 2024-25. The Fellowships, which are for those who already have full financial support, are for (i) internationally outstanding scholars; and (ii) individuals of very significant academic, intellectual, professional or artistic distinction. There is no limitation upon the field of study. Nominations are invited from members of a faculty or department.
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Fellowships at Brasenose
Brasenose College invites applications for the Nicholas Kurti Senior and Junior Research Fellowship in the Sciences and the William Golding Senior and Junior Research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  These Fellowships are non-stipendiary, but include Senior Common Room membership with free meals, and research and hospitality allowances.  The Fellowships have a tenure of five years (renewable) for Senior Fellows and three years (non-renewable) for Junior Fellows. 
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Interesting talks you might like to hear
OxPop Global Maternal and Perinatal Health Symposium
31 January 2024 | Richard Doll Lecture Theatre | 12pm
The primary aim of the symposium is to disseminate the work undertaken by the Oxford-India collaboration called MaatHRI over the past 6 years.
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Hilary Town Hall meeting with guest speaker Frances Parkes
9 February 2024 | IDRM | 12pm
This town hall meeting will feature an update from senior management and guest presentation from Frances Parkes, Wellbeing Programme Manager for the University of Oxford. Frances will talk about the employee assistance programme designed to help staff deal with personal and professional problems that might affect their home or work life, health and general wellbeing. 
Go to the Thriving at Oxford website
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An inclusion ecosystem approach to building equitable cultures
9 February 2024 | IDRM | 3pm
Dr Doyin Atewologun, Dean of the Rhodes Scholarships at the University of Oxford, will be the guest speaker for the second IDRM EDI Seminar. She is an expert on leadership, diversity, intersectionality and organisational culture. There is an open invitation to join Doyin for a networking lunch at 1pm in the IDRM kitchen on the ground floor, prior to her talk. 
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Demystifying regrades and University contracts
21 February 2024 | IDRM | 12pm to 2pm
What do you need to do to get promoted/regraded? How can you move from a fixed term contract to an open-ended externally funded contract? The ECR committee are here to address your questions and hear any concerns you have. Join us for this interactive in-person discussion with Shaka Obhiozele and Charlotte Walber. 
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Congenital disorders of autophagy and intracellular trafficking
25 April 2024 | George Pickering Education Centre & Online | 10.30am
This is one of a series of MDUK seminars which will discuss congenital disorders of autophagy and intracellular trafficking - a novel class of neurometabolic disorders linking aberrant neruodevelopment and neurodegeneration. The seminar is hosted by Dr. Sithara Ramdas and will be given by Prof Heinz Jungbluth, who is Professor of Paediatric Neurology at King’s College London and Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
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For a full list of seminars, conferences and events organised by the Department of Paediatrics, please click on the button below.
Click here for more talks organised by the Department
And finally...

Love Research Data - Find Your Perfect Research Data Management Match
14 February 2024 | Sheldonian Theatre | 2pm to 5pm
The University’s Research Data Management (RDM) support colleagues and services are gathering in the Sheldonian to mark International Love Data Week.
This event will provide a valuable opportunity for academic researchers, students, IT and research support teams, to meet with colleagues from the Bodleian Libraries, IT Services and Academic Divisions, who are responsible for delivering the various RDM services and platforms available at Oxford.
Click here for more information and to register
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Centre for the Creative Brain and WIN: Neuro-Fashion Show
22 February 2024 | St. Edmund Hall | 5pm to 8pm

The Centre for the Creative Brain and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) invite you to a neuroscience-themed fashion show, where the convergence of fashion and cutting-edge brain science takes centre stage. From dreamy sleepwear featuring the latest sleep-monitoring technology, to a virtual reality showcase unveiling the futuristic applications in neuroscience, the show will fuse style with science. After the fashion show, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with Oxford neuroscientists, discuss techniques, and witness live demonstrations. This event is FREE and open to all! 

Register for a FREE ticket here
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NIHR Oxford and Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centres Joint Open Day 2024
20 May 2024 | Leiden Square, Westgate | 10am to 4pm
The Open Days aim to raise public awareness of how these organisations benefit patients, engage with local secondary schools and promote research careers. An invitation and further information on how to get involved will follow soon. Any questions at this stage please contact Sarah Marr via the link below. 
Email Sarah Marr with any questions
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