Experimental Medicine

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Experimental Medicine is part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford. Staff are based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

Research within Experimental Medicine spans fundamental basic science to translational and experimental medicine approaches including clinical trials. Researchers seek to understand the pathophysiology of disease and apply this knowledge to develop enhanced diagnostics and treatments for human disease.

Experimental Medicine's thematic research includes immunology, behavioural science, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, palliative care and respiratory medicine. The research is undertaken within different groups and research units and includes clinical trials.

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.

Latest News

Biomarkers predict HIV remission

Biomarkers predict HIV remission

Posted 28/10/2015

Research led by Professor John Frater sheds new light on how the HIV virus remains undetected in some patients, even after treatment is stopped. These findings could potentially lead to the eventual eradiction of HIV-1.

Making art from the gut

Making art from the gut

Posted 28/10/2015
Dr Nicola Fawcett from the Modernising Medical Microbiology research group has used created agar art from bacteria found in faeces for her entry to the American Society of Microbiology Agar Art Competition.

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Graduate Studies

We currently have a large number of postgraduate students studying within Experimental Medicine.

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Medical Grand Rounds


Thursday 3rd December, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital

Medical Director’s Office: "TBA", TBA

Silver Star: "Acute Liver Failure in Pregnancy", Dr Jennifer Hogan and Dr Lucy Mackillop

Chair: Prof Sir Peter J Ratcliffe FRS

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Jobs and Vacancies

There is a wide range of opportunities in the Experimental Medicine Division.

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The Nuffield Department of Medicine operates unit-based formal mentoring schemes for all externally funded research fellows.

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