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Athena SWAN Outreach Wade-Martins Group News
30 April 2020
Wade-Martins Lab members took part in the 2.6 challenge to raise vital funds for Parkinson's UK. Challenges included running for 2.6 miles, baking 26 cookies, 260 sit ups and 2600 steps.
Athena SWAN Outreach Postdoctoral Students
23 April 2020
An international event held on Saturday 7 March and organised by DPAG's Cristiana Vagnoni and Tai-Ying Lee aimed to increase visibility of women in academia by creating or enhancing their online presence in the form of Wikipedia profiles. A new report from the organisers shows some impressive statistics, including 160,000 views of newly edited and created articles, demonstrating a strong effort to raise the profiles of many female academics.
Athena SWAN Outreach Postdoctoral Riley Group News
2 April 2020
DPAG Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Sophia Malandraki-Miller took part in a pilot careers mentoring session at Oxford High School. This exciting new engagement programme is a collaboration between Medical Sciences Division researchers and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and aims to increase awareness of the variety of careers in biomedicine.
Outreach Research Students
2 March 2020
DPAG's Denis Noble has collaborated with Wood Group researchers in the Department of Paediatrics to produce innovative podcast talks on a prominent global platform, the Future Tech Podcast, following the successful DPAG hosted fourth annual Oxosome meeting. Following the release of the final podcast talk in February 2020, today we chart the story leading to these innovative pieces of public engagement.
Outreach Wade-Martins Group News
27 February 2020
Athena SWAN Outreach Research
3 January 2020
It's a new year (and a new decade!) and many of us will be looking to turn over a new leaf when it comes to diet and lifestyle. But - as anyone who's tried one will know - diets are very difficult to stick to. In a new episode of the Big Questions podcast, Associate Professor Heidi de Wet answers "Why do diets fail?". She also provides some great tips for a healthier lifestyle along the way!
Athena SWAN Outreach Students Wade-Martins Group News
29 October 2019
Stewart Humble came to the Wade-Martins Lab at DPAG from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans during Michaelmas Term in October 2016 as part of the National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Programme (NIH-OxCam), an accelerated, individualised doctoral training programme, to help him make the transition to a Physician-Scientist career path. This opened up the world of basic science, translational research, and international collaboration. Over the summer of 2019, Stewart organised a lab symposium to encourage and inspire students from his home university to consider the opportunities available to them. This is the story of his journey to Oxford and what he has discovered here.
Mommersteeg Group News Outreach Postdoctoral
25 October 2019
A team of volunteers from four research groups, alongside Wellcome Trust funded Advanced Imaging Unit Micron, engaged more than 200 visitors at Weston Library on Friday 18 October 2019 as part of The Oxford Science and Ideas Festival.
Athena SWAN Outreach Research Wade-Martins Group News
2 August 2019
Dr Nora Bengoa-Verginory and Bryan Ng from the Wade-Martins Group were invited to deliver talks showcasing their research at the annual event from the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford network.
Athena SWAN Goberdhan Group News Outreach Teaching
18 July 2019
UNIQ is open to students studying in their first year of further education, who are based at UK state schools or colleges. The Summer School provides an opportunity for students to receive first-hand experience of life at university, meet like-minded people and gain a deeper understanding of a subject that interests them.
Athena SWAN Head of Department's News Outreach
26 June 2019
The Department hosted a special public understanding of science lecture, the Sherrington Prize Lecture, delivered by Dr Jennifer Doudna FRS on Tuesday 25 June. Dr Doudna outlined research into CRISPR-cas9 gene editing to a captivated audience including graduate students and local sixth form Biology students.
Athena SWAN Outreach Research
19 June 2019
Ketones are billed as the alternative energy source in the athletic world. With Tour de France 2019 just round the corner, this week Professor Kieran Clarke features on the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast to answer the question: why are professional cyclists using ketones?
Athena SWAN Outreach
24 May 2019
DPAG sponsored a hit "Our Body" night for Pint of Science 2019 with well received talks from Prof Ana Domingos and Prof Samira Lakhal-Littleton.
21 May 2019
Professor Andrew King delivers talk on the effects of auditory experience on the brain at Oxford May Music Festival
17 May 2019
The annual Oxford May Music Festival combines the very cutting edge of science alongside world class concerts and took place from May 2 - 6 2019.
15 May 2019
DPAG members joined a record number of runners in Oxford's 38th annual Town and Gown fundraising race for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
Srinivas Group members enhance public understanding of embryo development with virtual reality at local school festival
2 April 2019
Three members of the Srinivas Group attended Cheney School's Iris Festival of Natural History, Classics, Art and More, bringing a stall of virtual reality and 3D printed models of embryos to engage students and the general public with how they study embryogenesis and heart development.
Outreach Postdoctoral Research
12 March 2019
Supported by the BBSRC, Dr Sachse will encourage Oxfordshire state school pupils to discover the otherwise invisible in a unique interactive experience.
Cardiac Theme Outreach Riley Group News
5 March 2019
Frances Ashcroft delivers keynote lecture to Somerset school pupils at Millfield's major annual symposium
Athena SWAN Outreach
17 January 2019
Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft gives talk entitled "The spark of life - the story of ion channels" at Millfield School's Biology and Psychology Symposium to over 250 students from 11 local schools.