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, the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital.
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.
In light of the ongoing high rates of COVID-19 nationally, the continuation of the government’s ‘Plan B’ measures, and the latest guidance for higher education providers issued by the Department for Education, the University has agreed the following measures.
Health measures: Face coverings are essential for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and should be worn by all staff and students when moving around University buildings. Members of staff conducting teaching are not required to wear face coverings, to support education delivery. Social distancing is not formally required. However, staff and students are expected to respect each other’s space, using the experience of the last two years.
Working arrangements: Staff who are able to work from home are expected to continue doing so where possible. However, the University is fully open for teaching and research, and buildings remain open and should be accessible to all staff. As such, staff are expected to work on site to support in-person teaching, research and wider University operations where necessary.
Please refer to the University of Oxford Health page for updated health guidance.
21 September 2021
The fast spread of the highly infectious Delta variant underscores the need for faster identification of COVID-19 mutations. Uniting governments and medical communities in this challenge, the University of Oxford and Oracle’s Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) is now being used by organizations on nearly every continent. Institutions using the platform include: the University of Montreal Hospital Centre Research Centre, the Institute of Public Health Research of Chile, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research – New South Wales Pathology, and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. GPAS is also now part of the Public Health England New Variant Assessment Platform.
20 September 2021
‘Finding Our Way – An NHS Tribute Garden’ is a celebration of the incredible efforts of the thousands of people who fought – and are still fighting - the COVID-19 pandemic on our behalf. Designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and presented by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University.
Oxford IBD MasterClass 2022
Immunology and Immuno-Modulatory Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Bench to Bedside
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we have decided to postpone the Oxford IBD MasterClass 2021 and reschedule for September 2022.
Our intention is to keep the agenda in line with the programme we designed this year, but we will be re-assessing to ensure the latest cutting-edge developments are shared with you.
Full details for 2022 will be shared in due course and registration will open later in the year. If you like us to notify you when registration is open please send an email to OMC2021@ndm.ox.ac.uk
Podcast: Meet our Researchers
Before translating basic research into the clinic it is important first to undergo clinical trials in order to identify safe treatments and therapies for disease. Led by Prof Simon Travis, the Gastroenterology Clinical Trials Facility at Oxford University works to translate basic research into clinical trials of novel therapies for gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
The Nuffield Department of Medicine operates unit-based formal mentoring schemes for all externally funded research fellows.
We currently have a large number of postgraduate students studying within Experimental Medicine.
Jobs and Vacancies
There is a wide range of opportunities in the Experimental Medicine Division.