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, 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.


European Melioidosis Congress

Posted 30/10/2017

The European Melioidosis Congress, which is to be based at Lady Margaret Hall College, will open on the evening of Monday 19th March 2018 and end after lunch on Wednesday 21st March. The Congress will bring together clinicians and researchers to discuss the latest developments in the microbiology, diagnosis and treatment of the pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei. There will also be opportunities for researchers to present their work through posters or presentations.

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Medical Grand Rounds

Thu 8 March 2018 1-2pm

JR Hospital
Lecture Theatre 1

Clinical Biochemistry:   "Unexplained Metabolic Acidosis" Dr Nishan Guha, Dr Jo Poulton and Dr David Lewis

Emergency Medicine:   "Saved by the bell – when your stars align and when they don’t"
Dr Moya Dawson

Chair: Prof Hugh Watkins

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Mortality risks associated with emergency admissions during weekends and public holidays

Mortality risks associated with emergency admissions during weekends and public holidays

Posted 21/06/2017

An analysis of antibiotic use at the John Radcliffe hospital has shown that some Doctors use up to 30% less antibiotics without risk to patients. However they may admit more patients when the diagnosis is unclear - a ‘hold and observe’ strategy as opposed to ‘prescribe antibiotics and discharge’.


World Asthma Day Research Update

World Asthma Day Research Update

Posted 03/05/2017

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that is on the increase. 5.4 million people receive asthma medications in the UK each year. That is 1:12 adults and 1:11 children. Asthma is treatable and it is frustrating that despite the amount of treatment prescribed, one patient with asthma has an attack every ten seconds, and approximately 17% of asthma patients find it a disease difficult to ...


New potential treatment target for inflammatory bowel disease patients

New potential treatment target for inflammatory bowel disease patients

Posted 05/04/2017

Oxford Researchers have identified a potential therapeutic target for inflammatory bowel diseases. The findings are of particular importance to the 40% of patients who don’t respond to anti-TNF therapy, the current treatment option available. Professor Simon Travis co-led this study.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers



Understanding how an infection spreads is vitally important for prevention. Whole genome sequencing of microorganisms allows us to construct family trees of infections, from donnor to recipients, and understand how microbes behave in general. Through its genetic code, we can also predict whether a germ is susceptible or resistant to a specific antibiotic, and give patients a more stratified and personalised treatment, as explained by Professor Derrick Crook.

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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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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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