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.



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

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Tuberculosis: Milestones of Discovery and Innovation

Posted 19/08/2016

Free event in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library from 9th September until 16th October. Tuberculosis has been present in humans since ancient times and continues to infect millions world-wide every year. This small display charts moments in the history of tuberculosis and the medical discoveries and advances used to combat the disease.

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Latest News

Researchers find more uses for immune system's 'Swiss army knife'

Posted 24/06/2016

Mucosal Associated Invariant T-cells (MAIT cells) Australian researchers recently found that they had an important role in fighting bacterial infections. Now, the Oxford team, led byProfessor Paul Klenerman, say that they also fight viruses. Their results are in the journal Nature Communications.


Volunteers needed for gut flora study

Posted 01/03/2016

Dr Nicola Fawcett from the Modernising Medical Microbiology research group writes in the Oxford Mail about her research on the human microbiome, and how it might be affected by medications such as antibiotics.


How effective are pain medications for lung conditions?

How effective are pain medications for lung conditions?

Posted 23/12/2015

Dr Najib Rahman has led a study that challenges current guidelines that advocate the avoidance of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and use of small chest tubes for a specific lung condition.

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Podcast: Meet the Researchers



Professor Derrick Crook developed a research programme in translating whole genome sequencing of pathogens and linkage of patient data contained in hospital databases. By linking whole genomic typing of pathogens with this patient data, his research is leading to more rapid and effective diagnosis, management and tracking of common infections such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Clostridium difficile, Tuberculosis and Norovirus.

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Public Engagement

'Don't Get Bitten!' A malaria workshop at Little Milton School, Oxfordshire.

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Graduate Studies

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

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Jobs and Vacancies

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

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