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, 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.




Fake news: PR’s role in a post-truth age

We will be looking at this growing phenomenon of  of fake news, what we can do to react and how we can protect our organisations from falling victim to it. Wed 8th March, 6pm at Jericho Tavern.

European researchers' night

Posted 11/11/2016

The University of Oxford will be running its first ever European Researchers’ Night on 29 September 2017.

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Graduate Studies

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

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Latest News

New potential treatment target for inflammatory bowel disease patients

New potential treatment target for inflammatory bowel disease patients

Posted 05/04/2017

Oxford Researchers have identified a potential therapeutic target for inflammatory bowel diseases. The findings are of particular importance to the 40% of patients who don’t respond to anti-TNF therapy, the current treatment option available. Professor Simon Travis co-led this study.

Consensus statement: Virus taxonomy in the age of metagenomics

Consensus statement: Virus taxonomy in the age of metagenomics

Posted 02/03/2017

Although viral sequences are important in traditional taxonomy, information used for virus classification typically requires information on their biological properties, such as host range, pathogenicity and virion structure as well as genetic relationships. In his recent Consensus statement, Professor Peter Simmonds proposes sequence-only classification, enabling much of the viral diversity observed in metagenomic sequence datasets to be incorporated into official virus taxonomy.

Graduate Study Prize Winners 2016

Graduate Study Prize Winners 2016

Posted 04/11/2016

The NDM Graduate Prize winners for 2016 are Emma Davenport, Symon Kariuki, Sarah McCuaig, Manuel Rivas and Joshua Tan. The winners were awarded a £500 prize. This year’s winners have worked across many research areas including malaria vaccine work, behavioural studies and software development.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers



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.

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Medical Grand Rounds

Thu 4 May 2017 from 13:00 to 14:00
John Radcliffe Hospital, Lecture Theatre 1

Oncology: "Malignant Spinal Cord Compression: Cases and Discussion", Dr Andrew Eichholz

Gastrenterology: "Magnetised by the liver", Dr Tom Marjot and Dr Michael Pavlides

Chair: Prof Chris Conlon

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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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Jobs and Vacancies

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

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