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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

B’desh GroupMappers hold first workshop

B’desh GroupMappers hold first workshop

Posted 01/12/2017

On 15 Oct, the Bangladesh GroupMappers held their first work workshop at the Cadet College Club, Dhaka. About 20 volunteer GroupMappers attended the workshop, which was led by MORU Epidemiology GIS Specialist Sazid Ibna Zaman, with support from Study Coordinator Didar Uddin, Dr. Ipsita Sinha and Richard Maude, Head of Epidemiology. GroupMappers ...

Professor Nick White elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Professor Nick White elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Posted 17/10/2017

Congratulations to Professor Sir Nick White, elected to the National Academy of Medicine (US). Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Using Mahidol's B. pseudomallei test to confirm melioidosis in the lab

Using Mahidol's B. pseudomallei test to confirm melioidosis in the lab

Posted 16/10/2017

Work at the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) and Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) has highlighted the importance of melioidosis, infection by the soil-dwelling bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, as a cause of severe illness in Cambodian children (P Turner et al and Pagnarith et al).

New collaboration to tackle superbugs

New collaboration to tackle superbugs

Posted 13/10/2017

A new Oxford University collaboration between the BDI and the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health will support understanding and action around one of the world’s biggest health threats, drug-resistant infections.

115 years of malaria in Africa

115 years of malaria in Africa

Posted 11/10/2017

Despite unprecedented decline since 2000, progress has stalled. A paper published in Nature today describes 115 years of malaria data collected in Africa by Professor Bob Snow. This article gives the most detailed picture yet of where efforts to control malaria infection are being won and lost across the continent.