27 February 2024
Professor Caroline Hartley, Principal Investigator, and Dr Marianne van der Vaart Postdoctoral Researcher, in the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group at the Department of Paediatrics, have today launched a series of animations aimed at improving parental understanding of brain development in premature infants, and the effect it has on breathing and apnoeas (the cessation of breathing).
21 February 2024
Scientists at the Department of Paediatrics have discovered a new pathway that the human body uses to silence transposable elements or ‘jumping genes’. Dr. Rebecca Berrens, Principal Investigator in the Transposon Group, has published research into the piRNA pathway, a key process our body uses to keep these transposable elements in check.
16 February 2024
Associate Professor Carlo Rinaldi, a Consultant Neurologist and Clinician Scientist at the Department of Paediatrics, has been awarded the prestigious UKRI MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship for 2024.
Oxford University professors on the record with their contribution to the fight against cancer for this World Cancer Day
4 February 2024
This World Cancer Day, four Principal Investigators from the University of Oxford, including Andi Roy, Professor of Paediatric Haematology at the Department of Paediatrics, talk candidly about their work and how they’re helping the fight against cancer.
Oxford University Professors to lecture on new course in 'Translational Science' at three Brazilian institutions
1 February 2024
The Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford, has entered into an agreement with three Brazilian Universities, to contribute to the delivery of an undergraduate course in ‘Translational Science’, starting in 2024.
31 January 2024
The Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford is celebrating the five-year anniversary of a partnership with MDUK. Founded in January 2019, the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre was set up to drive the development of new therapies and treatments and increase the capacity of clinical trials for muscle wasting and weakening conditions in the UK.
25 January 2024
Researchers from the Department of Paediatrics today welcomed the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister for Development and Africa, to the laboratories and clinics of several of its vaccine development groups.
27 November 2023
The Chancellor's Autumn statement announced government support for the Rare Therapies Launch Pad, a new programme within the Department of Paediatrics designed to develop regulatory pathways for children with rare conditions to access individualised therapies.
20 November 2023
Daniela Ferreira, Professor of Respiratory Infection and Vaccinology at the University of Oxford’s Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has been awarded one of six prestigious Research Professorships by the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR).
3 November 2023
Experts linked to the International Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat (IPPS) visited the University of Oxford’s vaccine laboratories this week as part of a two-day gathering on accelerating pandemic preparedness.
20 September 2023
The University of Oxford’s commitment to tackling major global health challenges has been strengthened following the endowment of a chair in global health and clinical development. The new permanent post was made possible by a £5 million donation from Brazilian healthcare organisation SAIL for Health.
The Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre initiates first disease priority area: Friedreich’s Ataxia
27 May 2021
The Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre is redoubling efforts to develop a therapeutics programme for Friedreich’s Ataxia.
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.
1 February 2017
Bernard Naughton and Dr David Brindley from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and Medical Sciences Division discuss the problems of identifying fake, substandard and expired medicines.
29 June 2016
47 world leading UK researchers, including the Department's Georg Hollander and Andrew Pollard have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
11 April 2016
You are invited to take part in a study to investigate how different vaccines prevent infection with Salmonella Typhi.
4 April 2016
A generous gift of £3.3million from the entrepreneur, private investor and philanthropist Mr André Hoffmann has secured the future of an Oxford Chair in Developmental Medicine.
1 March 2016
Measles is a highly infectious viral disease which can lead to serious complications. In high income regions of the world such as Western Europe, it causes death in at least 1 in 5000 cases, but as many as 1 in 100 will die in the poorest regions of the world.