Alice in Typhoidland: Join Lewis Carroll’s Alice on a journey through the story of typhoid, from Victorian sewer systems to cutting-edge scientific research
20 January 2020
A new exhibition tells the story of Oxford’s role in the fight against typhoid, from pioneering efforts to eliminate typhoid in the era of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to game-changing present-day vaccine trials
14 January 2020
FUNDING ALERT: The Harrington Discovery Institute are welcoming proposals to advance innovative research in the rare disease space. Deadline: Monday 2 March
14 January 2020
Work will shortly be underway on the new IMS-Tetsuya Nakamura Building, home to the new Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine at Old Road Campus. The formal ground-breaking ceremony, which took place towards the end of last year, was organised by the Department of Paediatrics in collaboration with the Medical Sciences Development team.
5 December 2019
A large field study of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in Nepal has shown a single dose to be safe and effective in reducing typhoid in children aged 9 months to <16 years in an endemic setting.
19 November 2019
The launch of the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre marks an exciting new stage in the partnership between Muscular Dystrophy UK and the University of Oxford, with the goal of delivering new experimental medicines and developing enhanced clinical trial capacity in adult and paediatric neuromuscular diseases.
7 November 2019
A new wearable ‘bike helmet’ style brain scanner, that allows natural movement during scanning, has been used in a study with young children for the first time. This marks an important step towards improving our understanding of brain development in childhood.
4 November 2019
The emergence of untreatable strains of typhoid threatens a new global health emergency that requires urgent collective action, argue experts from Paediatrics and the Oxford Martin School in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
28 October 2019
Following the publication of figures showing UK childhood vaccination rates have fallen for the fifth year in a row, researchers from Paediatrics and the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease discuss possible responses.
9 October 2019
Congratulations to Professor Andrew Pollard, named as one of three 2019 Rosén von Rosenstein laureates.
11 September 2019
Collaborative research between teams from the Department of Paediatrics and the Institut de Myologie shows how antisense oligonucleotides can penetrate muscles to treat myotonic dystrophy type 1, a rare muscle disease.
27 June 2019
We recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health Awareness: Value of Vaccines campaign. The campaign features exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about the critical importance of full immunisation throughout life.
24 June 2019
Dr Samantha Vanderslott (Oxford Vaccine Group), Dr Eleanor Draeger (sexual health expert and medical writer), and Professor Beate Kampmann (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) debate compulsory vaccination. Presented by Philippa Thomas on BBC World service.
24 June 2019
PBS features Daniel O'Connor's research on how children's genetic profiles affect their immunity.
19 June 2019
Many congratulations to Prof Irene Roberts, recipient of the European Hematology Association (EHA) Education & Mentoring Award 2019.
20 May 2019
Sign up to take part in our clinical trials, talk to the research staff, or simply enjoy a Microbe Mugshot Match or a Game of Crohn's (Disease).
23 April 2019
Drs Samantha Vanderslott and Claas Kirchhelle introduce their typhoid history research and 'Alice in Typhoidland' public engagement project. This work delves into the history of typhoid in Oxford and highlights why typhoid is still a major global health problem needing both water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions alongside vaccines.