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.
3 July 2020
UK Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK and industry are investing more than £11 million in an Oxford-led artificial intelligence (AI) research programme to improve the diagnosis of lung cancer and other thoracic diseases.
2 July 2020
A study at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust has revealed the different levels of risk faced by healthcare workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
24 June 2020
We are pleased to announce the election of Dr Elisha Ngetich, a DPhil candidate at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, as President of the University of Oxford Africa Society for the 2020/2021 academic year.
27 May 2020
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has awarded £2.4 million to the Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) programme, hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford on behalf of the national consortium of transplant centres, to extend the biobank infrastructure until 2025.
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.
Role of digital pathology in diagnostic histopathology in the response to COVID-19: results from a survey of experience in a UK tertiary referral hospital.
Browning L. et al, (2020), J Clin Pathol
Inhibition of O-GlcNAc transferase renders prostate cancer cells dependent on CDK9.
Itkonen HM. et al, (2020), Mol Cancer Res
A genetic risk score to personalize prostate cancer screening, applied to population data.
Huynh-Le M-P. et al, (2020), Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
Prescribing patterns for medical treatment of suspected prostatic obstruction: A spatiotemporal statistical analysis of Scottish open access data
Andreis F. et al, (2020)
CD70 expression determines the therapeutic efficacy of expanded human regulatory T cells
ISSA F. and HESTER J., (2020), Communications Biology
The BET inhibitor CPI203 promotes ex vivo expansion of cord blood long-term repopulating HSCs and megakaryocytes
ISSA F. and HESTER J., (2020), Blood
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Women in Science
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