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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Don't Get Bitten!' A malaria workshop at Little Milton School, Oxfordshire.
We currently have a large number of postgraduate students studying within Experimental Medicine.
There is a wide range of opportunities in the Experimental Medicine Division.