Our women scientists in the news
Find out about the latest achievements of our women scientists.
The Andrew Bushell Memorial Travel Fund Awards - First awards made
Rebeca Arroyo Hornero and Jessica Padley who are the first two recipients of the Andrew Bushell Memorial Travel Fund Awards. Read the full story.
Oxford researchers among team shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge award
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, including Dr Claire Edwards from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m global grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research. Read the full story.
Professor Clare Verrill undertakes key role within National Cancer Research Institute
Professor Clare Verrill has recently been appointed the lead of workstream 4 (Technology and Informatics) within the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) initiative, CM-Path (Cellular Molecular Pathology initiative). Read the full story.
Professor Kathryn Wood wins 2017 Starzl Prize
Kathryn Wood, Emeritus Professor of Immunology at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, recently received the 2017 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology in recognition of her outstanding basic scientific and clinical research achievements. Read the full story.
Professor Linda Hands retires
Sir Peter J Morris pays tribute to Linda Hands, Associate Professor of Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, who has retired after 34 years of loyal service to Oxford University. Read the full story.
New Associate Professors at NDS
Clare Verrill and Kokila Lakhoo were awarded the title of Associate Professor in recognition of their distinction in their respective fields and contributions to the research, teaching and administration of the department. Read the full story.
Pathologists feature in videos for 100,000 Genomes Project
Dr Clare Verrill and Dr Lisa Browning have been filmed demonstrating how to sample fresh tumours from prostate and renal cases for whole genome sequencing and the 100,000 Genomes Project. Read the full story.
NDS researcher wins best poster award
At the recent American Transplant Congress meeting, NDS researcher Dr Annemarie Weissenbacher received the Best in Congress Poster Award. Read the full story.
CET members elected to BTS committees
At the recent meeting of the British Transplantation Society, Dr Liset Pengel was appointed as vice-chair of the Standards Committee. Read the full story.
NDS Research Away Day: winners and highlights
DPhil student Christina Turner was awarded Best Poster Presentation at the 2017 NDS Research Away Day. Read the full story.
New training tool features dr clare verrill
A new online training tool being developed by the Genomics Education Programme for scientists processing tumour samples for whole genome sequencing will feature Dr Clare Verrill. Read the full story.
Award win for 'star' research nurse
Research nurse Jo Cook has won an award in recognition of the huge difference she has made to health research. Read the full story.
NDS researcher is first recipient of public engagement award
Dr Emma Morris has been named as the first ever receipient of the annual Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award by the Bone Research Society (BRS). Read the full story.
Pioneering research aims to end misery of cancer-induced bone pain
Dr Claire Edwards is leading on a pioneering project which aims to tackle crippling bone pain suffered by thousands of cancer patients. Read the full story.
Human factors: Designing health services for people
Dr Lauren Morgan, a lecturer in the Patient Safety Academy, talks to the Oxford Science Blog about what human factors research can teach medics about improving healthcare. Read the full story.
New senior business manager announced
We are delighted to announce that Dr Jo Snoeck has been appointed as the new Senior Business Manager at Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, effective from 1 May 2016. Read the full story.
Giant touchscreen helping in the battle against cancer
A giant touchscreen computer for junior doctors and medical students to study tumours in fine detail is the latest weapon in the battle against cancer at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. Read the full story.
Human factors in practice
Dr Lauren Morgan, a lecturer and researcher in the Quality, Reliability, Safety and Teamwork Unit, has been interviewed by the National Health Executive magazine about the small but growing impact of her profession, human factors, on the NHS. Read the full story.
Making patients safer in surgery
Research by the Quality, Reliability, Safety and Teamwork Unit has brought together two previously competing theories about how best to protect patients in surgery. Lorna Flynn, Human Factors Research Assistant, is the first author of the second paper in the series. Read the full story.
Managing Editor wins Chris Silagy Prize
Mrs Jenny Bellorini, Managing Editor in the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group which is hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has won the 2015 Chris Silagy Prize. Read the full story.
New athena swan champion for nds announced
Associate Professor Claire Edwards has assumed the mantle of Athena SWAN Champion for the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. Read the full story.
NDS Research away day a success
Siobhan Webb (researcher), Letizia Lo Faro (postdoctoral scientist) and Kate Milward (postgraduate student) were the prize winners at the 2015 Research Away Day. Read the full story.
kathryn wood awarded visiting professorship
Professor Kathryn Wood has been awarded a visiting professorship from the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation at the National University Hospital in Singapore. Read the full story.
DPHIL STUDENT SEARCHES FOR NEW WAYS TO MAKE TRANSPLANTS LAST LONGER
Liz Wallin, a DPhil student in the Transplantation Research Immunology Group, is leading an exciting new three-year study on transplant failure. Read the full story.