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Derek Gray (1950-2017): A Tribute

Derek Gray (1950-2017): A Tribute

Department

Sir Peter J Morris pays tribute to one of NDS’s outstanding academic surgeons who brought great renown to the department in the field of pancreatic islet transplantation.

Celebrating research at Curiosity Carnival

Celebrating research at Curiosity Carnival

Public engagement Research Women

On Friday 29 September, NDS took part in a festival of curiosity exploring the world of research across the University of Oxford's museums, libraries and gardens.

Martin Burton elected as Co-Chair of the Cochrane Board

Martin Burton elected as Co-Chair of the Cochrane Board

Awards and appointments

Professor Martin Burton has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board, for an initial term of two years.

New Associate Professors at NDS

New Associate Professors at NDS

Awards and appointments Department Women

We are delighted to announce that four staff members from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) have been successfully promoted in the 2016/17 academic promotion round.

Inaugural Careers in Academic Surgery conference: a resounding success

Inaugural Careers in Academic Surgery conference: a resounding success

Department Awards and appointments

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences hosted the inaugural Careers in Academic Surgery (CIAS) conference on Saturday 2 September with 55 students and trainees attending from all over the UK.

Pathologists feature in videos for 100,000 Genomes Project

Pathologists feature in videos for 100,000 Genomes Project

Research Clinical Women

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.

OxAAA Study receives Heart Research UK award

OxAAA Study receives Heart Research UK award

Awards and appointments Research Women

The OxAAA Study has been awarded a Novel and Emerging Technologies Grant worth £247,685 from Heart Research UK to develop a novel treatment for pseudoaneurysm in the groin.

NDS researcher wins best poster award

NDS researcher wins best poster award

Awards and appointments

At the recent American Transplant Congress meeting, NDS researcher Dr Annemarie Weissenbacher received the Best in Congress Poster Award.

World’s leading scientists and clinicians come together to discuss state-of-the-art advances in transplantation for type 1 diabetes

World’s leading scientists and clinicians come together to discuss state-of-the-art advances in transplantation for type 1 diabetes

Clinical Research

This week, NDS is hosting the International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (IPITA) 16th International Congress in Oxford. This is the first time that this biennial meeting has been held in the UK.

NDS wins Green Impact award

NDS wins Green Impact award

Department Awards and appointments Women

The NDS Collaborative Green Group has received a ‘Working Towards’ award in the annual National Union of Students Green Impact Awards.

Oxford scientists present skeleton session at Hay Festival 2017

Oxford scientists present skeleton session at Hay Festival 2017

Public engagement Research Women

Last week, Drs Emma Morris and James Edwards were invited to take part in the popular Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye.

Researchers take major step forward in Artificial Intelligence

Researchers take major step forward in Artificial Intelligence

Research

The long-standing dream of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to build an artificial brain has taken a significant step forward, as a team led by Professor Newton Howard from the University of Oxford has successfully prototyped a nanoscale, AI-powered, artificial brain in the form factor of a high-bandwidth neural implant.

Obituary: Alan Ting (1943-2017)

Obituary: Alan Ting (1943-2017)

Department

Sadly, NDS has to report that Alan Ting, who was one of a number of outstanding scientists in the department in the past, died suddenly in April 2017. Sir Peter John Morris has written his obituary.

Professor of transplantation wins inaugural clinical science award

Professor of transplantation wins inaugural clinical science award

Awards and appointments Research

Professor Peter Friend, professor of transplantation at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been selected the inaugural recipient of the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) Award for Clinical Science.

Travel award fund launched in memory of Dr Andrew Bushell's contribution to research

Travel award fund launched in memory of Dr Andrew Bushell's contribution to research

Research Department

TRIG and NDS have launched the Andrew Bushell Travel Bursary Fund in memory of an outstanding senior researcher and lecturer.

CET members elected to BTS committees

CET members elected to BTS committees

Awards and appointments Research Clinical Women

Two members of the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation (CET) at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences have been elected to the committees of the British Transplantation Society (BTS).

Transplantation immunology team awarded £2.5m grant from the Medical Research Council

Transplantation immunology team awarded £2.5m grant from the Medical Research Council

Research

A multi-disciplinary team led by the Transplantation Research Immunology Group (TRIG) in the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has been awarded a grant of c£2.5m from the Medical Research Council to undertake a pioneering clinical trial of cellular therapy in renal transplantation.

Former postdoc honoured as a Companion of the Order of Australia

Former postdoc honoured as a Companion of the Order of Australia

Awards and appointments Women Research

Professor Keryn Williams has been made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), the highest award that the Queen can make in Australia.

NDS Research Away Day: winners and highlights

NDS Research Away Day: winners and highlights

Department Research Awards and appointments Women

Staff and students from across the department gathered on Thursday 19 January for the annual NDS Research Away Day.

New Head of Division for Medical Sciences

New Head of Division for Medical Sciences

Awards and appointments

Emeritus Professor of Clinical Neurology, Professor Christopher Kennard joins the Medical Sciences Division as its new interim Head of Division today, replacing Professor Alastair Buchan, who will be taking a new role as the University’s Head of Brexit Strategy.

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