Experimental Medicine

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Experimental Medicine is part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford. We have staff based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Peter Medawar and Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine sites.

Research within Experimental Medicine spans fundamental basic science to translational and experimental medicine approaches including clinical trials. We 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.

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Tackling inflammatory bowel disease

Tackling inflammatory bowel disease

Posted 11/06/2015

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) encompasses a group of inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, which currently affect about 1% of the population in the UK, Europe and North America. It is an illness that happens behind closed doors, but the impact for the patient and their family and friends is often harrowing. Prof Simon Travis, a leading consultant at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, is interviewed about IBD.

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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 14th May, 1pm to 2pm, Academic Centre, Lecture Theatre 1, JR Hospital

Clinical Genetics: "A life less ordinary", Prof Julian Knight
Acute General Medicine – Firm B: "Sepsis-omics: defining the individual response state", Dr Lisa Walker

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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