Our 30 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 host two taught master's courses. We are also 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.
11 August 2022
Researchers from the University of Oxford, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Science for Life Laboratory, and the Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden, have found that individual prostate tumours contain a previously unknown range of genetic variation.
22 July 2022
Miss Catherine Lovegrove and Dr Alexander Sagar from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been awarded highly competitive Clinical Research Training Fellowships by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
21 July 2022
We are delighted to announce that Tom Cosker has been awarded the title of Associate Professor in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS).
WHO Classification of Tumours programme awarded large grant to improve classification and evidence base
8 July 2022
A new project titled Mapping the Evidence for the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumours: A Living Evidence Gap Map by Tumour Type (WCT EVI MAP), led by researchers of the WHO Classification of Tumours programme at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has received a grant of €3.5 million from the European Commission. This four-year project, which will be undertaken in collaboration with six other international institutions, including Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), was launched on 1 July 2022.
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.
Oxford Food and Activity Behaviors 20-item questionnaire to assess personal weight management strategies: Development and testing.
Hartmann-Boyce J. et al, (2022), Obesity (Silver Spring)
Donor characteristics and their impact on kidney transplantation outcomes: Results from two nationwide instrumental variable analyses based on outcomes of donor kidney pairs accepted for transplantation.
Schaapherder AF. et al, (2022), EClinicalMedicine, 50
Spatially resolved clonal copy number alterations in benign and malignant tissue
Erickson A. et al, (2022), Nature, 608, 360 - 367
RFID analysis of the complexity of cellular pathology workflow—An opportunity for digital pathology
Browning L. et al, (2022), Frontiers in Medicine, 9
Impact of the transition to digital pathology in a clinical setting on histopathologists in training: experiences and perceived challenges within a UK training region
Browning L. et al, (2022), Journal of Clinical Pathology
Methodology for the development of National Multidisciplinary Management Recommendations using a multi-stage meta-consensus initiative.
Hardman JC. et al, (2022), BMC Med Res Methodol, 22
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