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Faith Osier Selected as a TED Fellow

Faith Osier Selected as a TED Fellow

Posted 10/01/2018

Visiting Professor Faith Osier has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver. Professor Osier studies how humans acquire immunity to malaria, translating her research into new, highly effective malaria vaccines.

Pint of Science 2018

Pint of Science 2018

Posted 09/01/2018

Interested in science? Looking for a fun night out? Want to know what Pint of Science is all about? Come and join us for a one-night-only special, Casa Azul in Bangkok on the 1st February, where three world-class researchers will delve deep into the  world of science. Watch our video.

Dr Jake Dunning recognised in 2018 New Year's Honours list

Dr Jake Dunning recognised in 2018 New Year's Honours list

Posted 03/01/2018

Dr Jake Dunning, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine (ERGO) and Deputy Programme Director for High Consequence Infectious Diseases, NHS England, is appointed MBE for services to Clinical Research. Dr Dunning led clinical trials during the terrible Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Nepali pilgrims to Gosaikunda video

Nepali pilgrims to Gosaikunda video

Posted 13/12/2017

Every year thousands of pilgrims visit religious sites in the mountains of Nepal, many of them unaware of the dangers of climbing to high altitudes. The Himalayan Rescue Association, OUCRU Public Engagement, Dr Buddha Basnyat and Media for Development worked together with the pilgrim community to create a public health film to inform others of the challenges of these journeys.

Health Systems Research Forum at Oxford

Health Systems Research Forum at Oxford

Posted 12/12/2017

The Crossing Boundaries III forum on health systems research got off to an exciting start with a good number of guests in attendance. The two-day forum provided useful insights in ongoing research in low and middle income countries. Some of the topics discussed were on were on task shifting, interdisciplinary research methods, antimicrobial resistance, mental health and governance amongst others.

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.