Experimental Medicine is part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford. Staff are based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, the Churchill Hospital, the Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.
Administration support for Experimental Medicine is based on Level 5 of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington with research units having their own admin support attached to where they are based.
The University of Oxford will be running its first ever European Researchers’ Night.
29 September 2017.
An analysis of antibiotic use at the John Radcliffe hospital has shown that some Doctors use up to 30% less antibiotics without risk to patients. However they may admit more patients when the diagnosis is unclear - a ‘hold and observe’ strategy as opposed to ‘prescribe antibiotics and discharge’.
Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that is on the increase. 5.4 million people receive asthma medications in the UK each year. That is 1:12 adults and 1:11 children. Asthma is treatable and it is frustrating that despite the amount of treatment prescribed, one patient with asthma has an attack every ten seconds, and approximately 17% of asthma patients find it a disease difficult to ...
Understanding how an infection spreads is vitally important for prevention. Whole genome sequencing of microorganisms allows us to construct family trees of infections, from donnor to recipients, and understand how microbes behave in general. Through its genetic code, we can also predict whether a germ is susceptible or resistant to a specific antibiotic, and give patients a more stratified and personalised treatment, as explained by Professor Derrick Crook.
The Nuffield Department of Medicine operates unit-based formal mentoring schemes for all externally funded research fellows.
We currently have a large number of postgraduate students studying within Experimental Medicine.
There is a wide range of opportunities in the Experimental Medicine Division.