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Curiosity Carnival rolls into town

Curiosity Carnival rolls into town

Posted 04/10/2017

Thousands of people turned out for Oxford’s largest ever public engagement event on Friday (29 September). Throughout the day and into the evening, visitors met hundreds of University researchers in Oxford’s streets, gardens, museums and libraries, and asked them questions about what research is and how it impacts all our lives. Part of European Researcher’s Night, it was one of hundreds of events taking place across Europe.

Myanmar B. pseudomallei study kicks off

Myanmar B. pseudomallei study kicks off

Posted 03/10/2017

Yangon, 3 Oct 2017 - MOCRU and its partner Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) have begun a study to identify areas in Myanmar where Burkholderia pseudomallei is present in the soil and where people are at risk of melioidosis, a difficult to diagnose deadly bacterial disease. Funded by MAM, the study will run for 6-12 months and contribute to the global ...

EOCRU: new laboratory opens in Jakarta

EOCRU: new laboratory opens in Jakarta

Posted 27/09/2017

The Universitas Indonesia Faculty of Medicine (FMUI) and the University of Oxford's Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU, embedded with the Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology, EIMB, and part of the Vietnam/Asia Wellcome Trust research programme) have completed a facility dedicated to the support of the many collaborative clinical ...

Congratulations to new Tropical Medicine Professors

Congratulations to new Tropical Medicine Professors

Posted 26/09/2017

The Medical Sciences Divisional Panel has conferred the title of Professor to two members of CTMGH's academic staff. Jeremy Day, Professor of Infectious Diseases heads the CNS and HIV Infections Research Group at OUCRU; Eduard Sanders, Professor of global health practice leads the HIV care and research programme at KWTRP.

Superbug’s spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

Superbug’s spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

Posted 21/09/2017

21 September, Bangkok, Thailand – A highly drug resistant malaria "superbug" from western Cambodia is now present in southern Vietnam, leading to alarming failure rates for dihydroartemisinin (DHA)-piperaquine — Vietnam’s national first-line malaria treatment, leading malaria scientists warn. The spread of this dominant artemisinin drug resistant ...

Direk Limmathurotsakul earns RSTMH Emerging Leaders Award

Direk Limmathurotsakul earns RSTMH Emerging Leaders Award

Posted 20/09/2017

At their Annual Meeting 13 Sept, the Trustees of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) awarded MORU’s Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul its Emerging Leaders Award. Awarded annually, the RSTMH Emerging Leaders Award recognises significant contributions in leadership and service, including mentoring and other forms of ...

Congratulations to Tropical Medicine researchers

Congratulations to Tropical Medicine researchers

Posted 13/09/2017

The University of Oxford has conferred the title of Associate Professor to Yoel Lubell, Head of Economics and Translational Research at MORU,  to Olivo Miotto from the Centre for Genomics and Global Health at MORU, and to Ronald Geskus from OUCRU. Louise Thwaites, Clinical Research Fellow at OUCRU, was appointed University Research Lecturer.

International research network nominated for ‘Oscar of higher education’

International research network nominated for ‘Oscar of higher education’

Posted 08/09/2017

The WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) has been shortlisted for a 2017 Times Higher Education Award in the International Collaboration of the Year category. Known as the ‘Oscars of higher education’, the awards recognise the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of university life. This category acknowledges exceptional projects carried out jointly between a UK institution and one or more international partners.

Hats on at latest BKKSci Café

Hats on at latest BKKSci Café

Posted 07/09/2017

On 30 Aug, Prof. Lisa White, Head of Mathematical/Economic Modelling (MAEMOD) at MORU, led an engaging interactive Bangkok Scientifique session on the uses of mathematical modelling in infectious diseases at Café Tartine in Bangkok.   Lisa kicked things off by asking attendees to assume that an unknown infection was spreading at the café. ...

Crossing Boundaries 3: Conference on Global Health Systems

Crossing Boundaries 3: Conference on Global Health Systems

Posted 06/09/2017

Registration is now open for Crossing Boundaries 3, a conference to showcase Oxford's multidisciplinary research informing health system strengthening in low and middle income countries. The conference is to be held at the Said Business School, Oxford on 7th December 2017, in partnership with the Oxford Health Systems Collaboration and the Medical and Social Sciences Divisions. Registration closes on 18th October at 5 pm.