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.


Exploiting Disease Genomics to Catalyse New Medicines

Posted 09/04/2018

This symposium will bring together a large international network of partners from academia and industry, to explore the use of novel reagents and launch ambitious compound development and translational projects. Its programme will cover recent advances, showcase novel potential targets for research, and establish new collaborations.  An all day event, taking place on 14 June 2018 at St Catherine's College, Oxford.  Register here.

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Medical Grand Rounds


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Online tool allows patients with ulcerative colitis to manage condition

Online tool allows patients with ulcerative colitis to manage condition

Posted 18/04/2018

Following a successful clinical trial, Dr Alissa Walsh, the main researcher, who works with Professor Simon Travis, has spoken about the online tool that allows people with a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to manage their own condition and reduce hospital visits. This is now being rolled out to more patients in Oxford who suffer from ulcerative colitis.


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 ...

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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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