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New Wellcome partnerships to translate research into treatments

New Wellcome partnerships to translate research into treatments

Posted 05/12/2017

Wellcome is announcing new collaborations with six institutions to find new ways to translate scientific discoveries into real world impact. The partnership with MORU will focus on closing the gap between research and implementing interventions, building capacity and expertise to support early translation to improve the health of people in low-income countries.

Researchers attack Mekong malaria superbug on multiple fronts

Researchers attack Mekong malaria superbug on multiple fronts

Posted 22/11/2017

Professor Arjen Dondorp and colleagues are inching their way across the fringes of five Southeast Asian countries to test a triple combination therapy of antimalarial drugs. Results from the trial, being conducted in rural corners of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, are due by mid-2018. This trial is also mentioned in the New York Times.

Science and stories

Science and stories

Posted 21/11/2017

Medical research relies on studies on large numbers of people in order to quantify the effects of diseases, and their treatments. However each patient is an individual. How can personal stories add to this ‘hard’ scientific approach? Join our "science and stories" cafe talks on 23rd Nov, 7th Dec and 11th Jan at The Old Compass Cafe and Bar, in Ho Chi Minh City.

Kevin Marsh wins 2017 Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease

Kevin Marsh wins 2017 Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease

Posted 15/11/2017

Professor Kevin Marsh, Director of the Africa Oxford Initiative and Senior Advisor at the African Academy of Sciences has been selected to receive a Drexel Prize for scientific excellence. Together with 6 other prize winners, Professor Marsh received his award uring the 2017 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease in Philadelphia, USA.

Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year

Oxford named world's best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year

Posted 15/11/2017

Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the seventh consecutive year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

European Melioidosis Congress 2018

European Melioidosis Congress 2018

Posted 09/11/2017

We would like to warmly invite you to The European Melioidosis Congress 2018, which is to be based at Lady Margaret Hall, one of the colleges of University of Oxford. The congress will open with a drinks and canapé welcome reception on the evening of Monday 19th March 2018. This will be followed by two full conference days on Tuesday 20th March and Wednesday 21st March.

Oxford-Mahidol collaboration shortlisted for Newton Prize

Oxford-Mahidol collaboration shortlisted for Newton Prize

Posted 02/11/2017

  A collaboration between the University of Oxford and Thailand’s Mahidol University has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Newton Prize for its project aiming to understand the early stages of scrub typhus in Thailand. The Newton Prize is an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that supports the ...

Understanding zoonotic antibiotic resistance in E. coli

Understanding zoonotic antibiotic resistance in E. coli

Posted 01/11/2017

Led by Dr Ngo Thi Hoa, OUCRU researchers are proud to be involved in HECTOR - an interdisciplinary, multi-national research consortium which is investigating the genetic factors that contribute to antobiotic resistance. Results of this collaborative project will shed light on genetic factors of E.coli.

New access to old datasets provides huge potential in fight against malaria

New access to old datasets provides huge potential in fight against malaria

Posted 25/10/2017

A letter in Nature by Snow et al. contributes significant insight into the complex, multifaceted interactions affecting malaria transmission rates in Africa over the past 115 years. The analysis exposes the limitations of the current malaria-control arsenal – not least of which are large gaps in the data.

Open Access Week

Open Access Week

Posted 22/10/2017

International Open Access Week this year is 23-29 October. The theme is “open in order to…”, and is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realised by making scholarly outputs openly available. Join the online discussion on the benefits of open research with the hashtag #OpenInOrder