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.
16 April 2021
The methods for evaluating high-risk medical devices are set to be reviewed in the EU-funded Coordinating Research and Evidence for Medical Devices (CORE-MD) project, which holds its kick-off meeting today.
3 March 2021
We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter McCulloch of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has been awarded the title of NIHR Senior Investigator.
3 March 2021
A new Evidently Cochrane blog post for World Hearing Day summarises seven recent reviews on medical treatments for infection and inflammation of the middle ear.
New reporting guidelines to bridge the gap from development to implementation in clinical artificial intelligence
4 February 2021
In a correspondence to Nature Medicine, a team of Oxford-led academics describe upcoming new guidelines to improve the reporting of early clinical stage (or first-with-human) evaluation of decision support systems driven by artificial intelligence.
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.
IGF-1R nuclear import and recruitment to chromatin involves both alpha and beta subunits
Mills JV. et al, (2021), Discover Oncology
Vascular normalisation as the stepping stone into tumour microenvironment transformation
Magnussen AL. and Mills IG., (2021), British Journal of Cancer
Large-Volume Hyperthermia for Safe and Cost-Effective Targeted Drug Delivery Using a Clinical Ultrasound-Guided Focused Ultrasound Device.
Lyon PC. et al, (2021), Ultrasound Med Biol, 47, 982 - 997
Thymosin β4 protects against aortic aneurysm via endocytic regulation of growth factor signaling.
Munshaw S. et al, (2021), J Clin Invest
Tractography patterns of pedunculopontine nucleus deep brain stimulation.
Raghu ALB. et al, (2021), J Neural Transm (Vienna)
SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study
COVIDSurg Collaborative None. and GlobalSurg Collaborative None., (2021), British Journal of Surgery
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