Our 22 research groups, based around 18 research themes, work together under a common goal of education and surgical intervention.
We offer opportunities for research training for clinical and non-clinical graduates, and are responsible for delivering the surgical training to Medical School undergraduates.
We aim to showcase our research, inspire the younger generation, engage with the local community and raise debate on the impact of science on society.
8 October 2020
IF Oxford returns as a digital science and ideas festival with 100 online events from 1 to 31 October 2020 and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is delighted to be taking part.
30 September 2020
Oxford University and its colleges today announced a major new scholarship scheme for Black graduate students as part of a programme to transform its graduate population by creating more funding opportunities for under-represented groups.
3 September 2020
Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is one of the NHS trusts that will benefit from a £13.5m national funding boost to further enhance cellular pathology services and provide faster and more accurate diagnosis of deadly diseases such as cancer.
2 September 2020
Evotec SE, a drug discovery and development solutions company, today announced a partnership agreement with the University of Oxford regarding access to biospecimens from the biobank Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD), an initiative of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) at the University of Oxford in close collaboration with the National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) organisation in the UK.
Surgical Grand Rounds
The Surgical Grand Rounds are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational discussion.
Resources for Researchers
Explore our collection of resources useful to researchers in all parts of the research process, from experimental techniques to publication and review.
Treating Ischemically Damaged Porcine Kidneys with Human Bone Marrow- and Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells During Ex Vivo Normothermic Machine Perfusion.
Pool MBF. et al, (2020), Stem Cells Dev, 29, 1320 - 1330
Inhibition of O-GlcNAc transferase activates tumor-suppressor gene expression in tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer cells
Barkovskaya A. et al, (2020), Scientific Reports, 10, 16992 - 16992
Cochrane ENT in the Covid-19 pandemic: using our expertise and collaborating effectively
BURTON M. et al, (2020), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Elective Cancer Surgery in COVID-19–Free Surgical Pathways During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: An International, Multicenter, Comparative Cohort Study
Glasbey JC. and Bhangu A., (2020), Journal of Clinical Oncology, JCO.20.01933 - JCO.20.01933
Urine recirculation prolongs normothermic kidney perfusion via more optimal metabolic homeostasis - a proteomics study.
Weissenbacher A. et al, (2020), Am J Transplant
Identification and Validation of Leucine-rich α-2-glycoprotein 1 as a Noninvasive Biomarker for Improved Precision in Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification
Guldvik IJ. et al, (2020), European Urology Open Science, 21, 51 - 60
Founded in 1937
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Women in Science
We are making positive changes to the way we support staff, including women scientists, in the department.
Supporting Our Staff
We actively promote the provision of a family friendly working environment, equal opportunities and career development.
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