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Professor Kathryn Wood joins new team of scientific advisors

Professor Kathryn Wood joins new team of scientific advisors

Awards and appointments Women

Kathryn Wood, Emeritus Professor of Immunology at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, joins Intellia Therapeutics's team of new scientific advisors focused on cell therapy in immuno-oncology and autoimmunity.

Liver transplantation research featured on the cover of Nature

Liver transplantation research featured on the cover of Nature

Publication Research

A team of scientists, including Dr David Nasralla and Professor Peter Friend from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have had their research featured on the cover of the prestigious journal Nature.

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Innovation Publication Research

Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.

£1.1m for seven research projects to improve pancreatic cancer survival

£1.1m for seven research projects to improve pancreatic cancer survival

Awards and appointments Research

Seven cutting edge research projects, including a project led by Professor Peter Friend from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have been awarded grants totalling £1.1 million by the UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). The grants bring the charity’s total research support to £10 million.

The Andrew Bushell Memorial Travel Fund Awards - First awards made

The Andrew Bushell Memorial Travel Fund Awards - First awards made

Awards and appointments Women

We offer many congratulations to Rebeca Arroyo Hornero and Jessica Padley who are the first two recipients of the Andrew Bushell Memorial Travel Fund Awards.

Oxford and Newcastle receive £1.7m for vital biobank expansion

Oxford and Newcastle receive £1.7m for vital biobank expansion

Research

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers in Oxford and Newcastle, led by Professor Rutger Ploeg from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been awarded a grant of £1.7 million from the Medical Research Council. The four-year grant will enable the expansion of the successful Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) initiative, currently funded and supported by NHS Blood and Transplant.

Newly discovered optical layer may help uncover causes of brain disorders

Newly discovered optical layer may help uncover causes of brain disorders

Publication Research

Newton Howard, Professor of Computational Neurosciences and Neurosurgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has discovered a functional optical layer in the human neocortex. This new insight into how the brain works may lead to uncovering causes of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

Professor Paul Tam awarded the Denis Browne Gold Medal

Professor Paul Tam awarded the Denis Browne Gold Medal

Awards and appointments

Professor Paul Tam, Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Hong Kong and former member of the NDS, has been awarded the 2017 Denis Browne Medal of the British Association of Paediatric Surgery.

NDS Research Away Day 2018: winners and highlights

NDS Research Away Day 2018: winners and highlights

Awards and appointments Department Research

On Thursday 1 February, staff and students from across the department came together for the annual NDS Research Away Day.

Oxford researchers among team shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge award

Oxford researchers among team shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge award

Awards and appointments Research

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.

Medical Sciences Division announces two new Industry Experts in Residence

Medical Sciences Division announces two new Industry Experts in Residence

Awards and appointments Women

Experts in Med Tech Regulation and Surgical Technologies join the Medical Sciences Division Industry Experts in Residence Scheme.

Progress in clinical research in surgery and IDEAL

Progress in clinical research in surgery and IDEAL

Publication Research

A team led by Peter McCulloch, NDS professor and Chair of IDEAL, has examined how surgical research has improved in the last two decades and whether the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations have contributed.

Genetic test predicts men’s risk of developing prostate cancer

Genetic test predicts men’s risk of developing prostate cancer

Publication Research

Predictive genetic tool developed to better inform men whether and when to take PSA blood test.

New five-year research and development partnership announced

New five-year research and development partnership announced

Research

The University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Patient experience healthcare company Oneview Healthcare signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for clinical pathways, following the success of a Prostate Cancer Pathway pilot.

Oxford University launches exciting new PGCert in patient safety

Oxford University launches exciting new PGCert in patient safety

Clinical Department

NDS is pleased to announce the launch of a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Patient Safety. It brings together experts in human factors, quality improvement, leadership and education to deliver an exciting series of modules to support the current safety challenges in our healthcare settings.

Professor Clare Verrill undertakes key role within National Cancer Research Institute

Professor Clare Verrill undertakes key role within National Cancer Research Institute

Awards and appointments Research Women

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).

Obituary: Professor Derek Hart (1952-2017)

Obituary: Professor Derek Hart (1952-2017)

Department Research

Sadly, NDS has to report that Derek Hart, one of the department's distinguished DPhil students who subsequently became Professor of Transplantation and Immunotherapy at the University of Sydney in Australia, has passed away. Professor Christopher Winearls has written his obituary.

Obituary: Mr Terence Glanville Denton (1934-2017)

Obituary: Mr Terence Glanville Denton (1934-2017)

Department

NDS has to report that Mr Terry G Denton, who was the highly respected administrator of the NDS from 1970 till his retirement in December 1995, has sadly died. Sir Peter J Morris has written his obituary.

Professor Kathryn Wood wins 2017 Starzl Prize

Professor Kathryn Wood wins 2017 Starzl Prize

Awards and appointments Research Women

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.

Symposium examines 'Talking about dying: the biggest question'

Symposium examines 'Talking about dying: the biggest question'

Clinical Women

A symposium to discuss topics around talking about dying was recently held at St Catherine's College in Oxford.

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