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Find out about the latest achievements of our women scientists.

Clare Verrill receives Turing Fellowship

Thirty-three University of Oxford researchers have been named Turing Fellows for the 2021/22 academic year, including Associate Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS).

New Associate Professors announced

The University of Oxford has announced the promotion to Associate Professor of two senior academics at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. Pankaj Roy is now Associate Professor of Breast Surgery.

Largest trial of carotid artery surgery and stenting finds similar long-term effects on stroke risk 

Results from a major clinical trial demonstrate that both stenting and surgery are low-risk and similarly effective procedures for treating carotid artery disease. Professor Alison Halliday, Professor of Vascular Surgery in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, was Principal Investigator for ACST-2. 

Developing new ways to assess kidneys so transplants last for longer

With funding from Kidney Research UK, a team of researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Nottingham and University College London will develop ways to assess donor kidneys and predict how well they will work after transplant. Dr Maria Kaisar from Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is the Principal Investigator on the study and leads a team of co-Investigators from NDS.

Oxford University and partners win government funding to evaluate Paige Prostate Cancer Detection System

A prostate cancer detection software system to help pathologists quickly identify suspicious areas of tissue, developed by Paige, will be investigated in a multicentre clinical study led by Oxford University as part of a successful NHSx Artificial Intelligence Health and Care Award application. Associate Professor Clare Verrill from Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a leading pathologist and Principal Investigator on the study and Dr Margaret Horton, Business Lead for Europe at Paige is a co-Investigator.

Artificial intelligence tool for streamlining pathology workflow

A multidisciplinary team, comprising Andrea Chatrian, Dr Richard Colling, Professor Clare Verrill, Professor Jens Rittscher and colleagues, develops an algorithm for automated requesting of additional investigation in diagnostically uncertain prostate biopsies.

Government boost for digitisation and AI in pathology services

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. Professor Clare Verrill, Associate Professor at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and Honorary Consultant in histopathology at OUH, is leading the Oxford PathLAKE team.

Engaging with tomorrow's future scientists and surgeons at Swindon's Science Festival 

On Saturday 22 February, a team from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) enjoyed a day engaging with some of tomorrow's future scientists and surgeons at Swindon's first science festival.

Professor Clare Verrill collaborates on international cancer genomes project

Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford has contributed to the publication of The Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) project.

Stimulating young minds at IF Oxford

During this year's IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival, a NDS team of outreach volunteers spent a fun weekend stimulating young minds with a range of family-friendly activities.

Study reveals how cancer cells use bone marrow fat for growth and survival

As society battles with an obesity epidemic, new research from Professor Claire Edwards’ and the Edwards group shows how increased body fat contributes to cancer establishment and progression 

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