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At the heart of the Medical Sciences Division graduate student community is the annual DPhil Day – a one day event, which brings together DPhil students from all 16 departments, to showcase the breadth and depth of basic and clinical research taking place across the Division.

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This year’s event attracted more abstracts than ever before, with 60 students presenting posters and 12 more giving talks to over 150 attendees.

Congratulations to David Nasralla from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences who was the winner of the oral presentation prize, along with Kezia Gaitskell. The title of his presentation was 'A Multinational Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Normothermic Machine Perfusion with Statc Cold Storage in Human Liver Transplantation: Early Outcomes.'

David presented the preliminary results from the first trial in human to compare normothermic liver preservation with conventional cold storage techniques. This EU-funded trial was conducted in England, Belgium, Germany and Spain, and sponsored by Oxford University. The results show a convincing improvement in early graft function following liver transplantation of normothermic preserved livers. The team are now awaiting the longer term follow-up data which will include MRCP information about ischaemic cholangiopathy.

Read the organising committee's report of the day.

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