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Congratulations to DPhil Research Day Participants!

The Paediatrics DPhil Day is an annual symposium showcasing the research carried out by students in the Medical Sciences Division.

Irene Roberts becomes a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Irene Roberts is one of eight Oxford researchers who have been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship.

In Memoriam: Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski


We regret to announce the passing of Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski, Professor of Tropical Paediatrics at the Nuffield Department of Medicine and former researcher at the Department of Paediatrics, who dedicated his life to the study of malaria. Prof Kwiatkowski passed away in April 2023 at the age of 69.

Professor Sir Andrew Pollard reveals unique insights into the world of science in a new podcast

Oxford Vaccine Group and Pandemic Sciences Institute’s Professor Pollard speaks to the people who shaped the COVID-19 pandemic in his new podcast, The Oxford Colloquy.

Britain’s Covid research led the world – why have our clinical trials fallen off a cliff?

Pressures on the NHS, a lack of doctors and post-Brexit delays are hampering our ability to develop cutting-edge drugs.

Celebrating Oxford Pioneer Paediatricians

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate two inspirational Oxford paediatricians: Dr Cicely Williams (1893–1992) and Dr Victoria Smallpeice (1901–1991). These two women pushed forward child health as pioneers in the paediatric profession.

The new ‘Vaccines and Society’ (VAS) unit hosted by OVG has been launched

The aim of VAS is to be a multidisciplinary research centre that seeks to study attitudes and behaviour towards vaccination in society, policy, and media, across time and geographies. It is led by Assoc. Prof. Samantha Vanderslott.

STRONG Research Group Launch New Logo

STRONG, a research group in the University of Oxford's Department of Paediatrics, is pleased to unveil its new logo, created by Belgian Communication Consultant, Stephane Defreyne.

Oxford to lead international consortium to unlock potential of programmable nucleic acid drugs

A consortium led by Matthew Wood, Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Paediatrics and Director of the Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre, has been awarded £8m of funding from UKRI, LifeArc and the Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator (NATA) via the Nucleic Acid Therapies (NAT) Delivery Research Challenge.

New survey launched to explore the acceptability of the Gonococcal Controlled Human Infection Model in UK men.

Researchers at the University of Oxford have launched a new mixed methods study to explore the acceptability of the Gonococcal Controlled Human Infection Model (GC-CHIM) in UK men.

Irene Roberts delivers Ham-Wasserman Lecture

Awards & Appointments Children's Health Haematology

Presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, the award and lectureship recognises individuals from outside the United States who have made significant contributions to Haematology.

Oxford vaccinologist Teresa Lambe honoured with Irish Abroad award

A vaccine scientist from the University of Oxford recently received the prestigious Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for 2022, which recognises the contribution of members of the Irish diaspora.

Oxford Ebola vaccine manufactured and shipped in record time by SII

More than 40,000 doses of Oxford’s Ebola vaccine have been manufactured by SII (Serum Institute of India) in just 60 days and doses shipped to Uganda.

From running COVID-19 trials to researching respiratory diseases - Daniela Ferreira discusses her journey from Brazil to Oxford

Daniela Ferreira, Professor of Mucosal Immunity and Infection at the Oxford Vaccine Group, Department of Paediatrics, has so much enthusiasm for her work on respiratory infections and vaccinology, you would be very hard-pressed not to want her to succeed

Paediatric Neurorunners for SSNAP take on Oxford Half Marathon

Members of the Paediatric Neuroimaging Research Group at the University of Oxford (based at the Newborn Care Unit) decided to team up to support SSNAP (Support for Sick Newborns And their Parents). The team of four (Simon Marchant, Maz Aspbury, Luke Baxter and Marianne van der Vaart) signed up for the Oxford half marathon on 16th October 2022 to raise money for the charity through sponsorship. A couple of injuries meant that only two crossed the finish line, but they put in enough effort for the whole team!

MenACWY teenage meningitis vaccine programme drives herd immunity across all ages

Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported findings from a large-scale study that examined the impact of the UK’s MenACWY vaccination programme on the carriage of meningitis bacteria in the throats of UK teenagers. They have demonstrated the impact of the vaccine in generating herd protection, also called herd immunity, that protects all age groups.

IDRM officially launched its Inaugural Symposium

IDRM hosted a full day of scientific talks and networking on the 4th of November at its Inaugural Symposium. The event was made possible by the generous donation of the J.W. Jenkinson Trust and the support from Nanostring, Sony, Integra, and Evox Therapeutics.

Exploring the role of muscles with video games at IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival

The Rinaldi research group joined the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival to showcase research on muscle strength and neuromuscular diseases.

Oxford gets £122m funding for healthcare research

Awards & Appointments Research

Health and care research in Oxford is to receive £122 million in government funding over the next five years to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for NHS patients. The funding was awarded to the two NIHR Biomedical Research Centres.

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