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Find out about the latest achievements of our women scientists.

NDS clinical lecturer wins prestigious prize at ESOT Congress

Dr Sushma Shankar from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has been awarded the second prize for the very first European Society of Organ Transplant (ESOT) Leonard da Vinci Transplant Research Innovation Award, the most prestigious award of the ESOT 2019 Congress in Copenhagen.

Pre-clinical study able to regrow bone in myeloma model

The research, led by Dr Sarah Gooding, is an equal collaboration between the groups of Professor Hal Drakesmith at the MRC Human Immunology Unit (Radcliffe Department of Medicine) and the group of Professor Claire Edwards at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.

Dr Lauren Morgan selected to deliver the 2019 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors award lecture

Congratulations to Dr Lauren Morgan for being asked to give the prestigious Institute Lecture at the 70th anniversary meeting of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). 

Kokila Lakhoo awarded carnegie-wits alumni diaspora fellowship and honorary professorship

A Kokila Lakhoo, Associate Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been awarded a Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Fellowship for 2019 and the title of Honorary Professor of Paediatric Surgery by the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. 

Miss Katherine Hurst gears up for first ever RCSEd cycling symposium across Britain

A dozen surgeons and surgeons-in-training, including NDS DPhil student Miss Katherine Hurst, will soon take to the road for the first ever Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Travelling Surgical Symposium.

Oxford and Philips team up to deploy innovative digital pathology network

A team of pathologists in Oxford, including Professor Clare Verrill from NDS, is working with healthtech company Philips to create a digital pathology network to help drive faster and more efficient diagnoses for patients.

Professor Kathryn Wood awarded the 2018 Medawar Prize

Professor Kathryn Wood has been honoured by The Transplantation Society (TTS) for her lifetime contributions in the field of transplantation with its highest distinction, the Medawar Prize.

Professor Kathryn Wood joins new team of scientific advisors

Professor Kathryn Wood joins Intellia Therapeutics's team of new scientific advisors focused on cell therapy in immuno-oncology and autoimmunity.

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. 

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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