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Oxford University Coronavirus Research Webinar

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Originally screened live on Friday 22nd May 2020, here is another chance to view the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, being joined by Professor Richard Cornall, Head of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, to talk about the University's research into the COVID-19 virus.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards funding to Oxford team to support inflammation research

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NDM's Dr Anita Milicic from the Jenner Institute, Old Road Campus Research Buillding and Dr Calliope Dendrou from the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, are part of a group with Professor Mark Coles from the Kennedy Institute who have received a share of $14 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as one of 29 projects that will explore emerging ideas regarding the role of inflammation in disease.

Landmark partnership announced for development of COVID-19 vaccine

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The University of Oxford has today announced an agreement with the UK-based global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the further development, large-scale manufacture and potential distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate currently being trialled by the University.

Digital contact tracing can slow or even stop coronavirus transmission and ease us out of lockdown

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A team from NDM's Big Data Institute is sharing an epidemiological model to help configure a contact tracing app for coronavirus.

The RECOVERY Trial has recruited 1000 patients in 15 days

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The world’s largest randomised clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatments is well underway in the UK as part of the race to find a treatment.

Controlling coronavirus transmission using a mobile app to trace close proximity contacts

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A team of medical researchers and bioethicists at Oxford University has published results today in Science that further our understanding of coronavirus transmission.

Oxford's COVID-19 research receives government funding

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The three projects include work on an effective vaccine, enabling pre-clinical and clinical vaccine trials, as well as supporting researchers to develop manufacturing processes to produce a vaccine at a million-dose scale.

Covid-19: how effective is social distancing?

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Prof Deirdre Hollingsworth an infectious disease epidemiologist from the BDI discusses social distancing in a podcast with Ian Sample from the Guardian.

Infectious disease experts provide evidence for a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing

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A team of medical research and bioethics experts are supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing.

Sir Peter Ratcliffe on BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific

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BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, 2019 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, Sir Peter Ratcliffe - Listen to Peter talking about how his early medical career led him into a deeply unfashionable area of medicine that would solve how and why our bodies are so clever at being able to fine tune themselves to keep functioning under a range of conditions.

Wellcome Investigator Awards

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Many congratulations to Prof Alison Simmons, who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.

International research consortium activates clinical study for novel coronavirus in England and Scotland

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In response the novel coronavirus emergency, the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) has activated its Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP) for emerging infections in England and Scotland.

Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo FRS 1959-2020

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It is with profound sadness that we learnt of the death of our colleague Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo FRS.

Oxford University awarded €56 million in European Research Council funding

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Congratulations to NDM's Sergi Padilla-Parra, who has been successful in obtaining one of the nine new ERC Consolidator Grants, the most awarded to any institution in the UK and second place in Europe.

Oxford named best for medicine for ninth consecutive year

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Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the ninth consecutive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

NDM DPhil Graduate Student Prizes 2019

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Each year, the Nuffield Department of Medicine awards prizes to its graduate research students for various achievements, including success in terms of discoveries and published work, significant achievements in establishing infrastructure, success in strongly collaborative projects, and involvement in public engagement and other departmental activities.

Modelling research aims to inform new WHO roadmap for neglected tropical diseases

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A new series of open letters from the NTD Modelling Consortium, which provide insight into the most viable and effective ways to tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), has been published in Gates Open Research.

Woman of the Future award for Science

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Rachel Tanner, from the Jenner Institute, has been awarded the 2019 'Woman of the Future award for Science' Prof Helen McShane says: "Rachel is an outstanding scientist.

Obesity now linked to broader range of leading killers, with women and men showing different patterns of risk

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New research from the Big Data Institute, in collaboration with the George Institute has revealed that the health implications of obesity extend much further than diabetes and heart disease, increasing the risk of death from diseases of the kidneys, lungs and liver.

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