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.


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

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Latest News

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.


Revealing 'hidden' HIV

Revealing 'hidden' HIV

Posted 01/12/2015

Talking to BBC Radio Oxford, Professor John Frater describes how HIV hides from the immune system, and how a new trial hopes to get the virus to reveal itself, so that the immune system can kill it. Interview begins approximately five minutes from the start of the programme.

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Medical Grand Round


 Thursday 26th May, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, JR Hospital

Neurology: "Personality change in a 62 year-old ex-boxer", Dr Chris Butler 

Psychological Medicine: "Starvation", Dr Zehanah Izmeth 

Chair: Prof Chris Conlon

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Outreach Podcast

outreach-thumbEngaging the public with research helps empower people, broadens attitudes to academic research, and ensures that the work we do is relevant to society and its wider social concerns. Establishing a dialogue between researchers and the public means that society can benefit more fully from research outputs.

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Women in Science

A new website that delves into the various experiences of successful women scientists at the University of Oxford. Eleanor Barnes is one such woman in science. A Professor of Hepatology and Experimental Medicine, and an MRC Senior Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

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