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Head of Department's News

Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft FRS delivers 2023 Krebs Prize Lecture

Professor Ashcroft, who discovered the previously missing link connecting an increase in blood sugar level to the secretion of insulin (the KATP channel), delivered a talk about her pioneering research in honour of Sir Hans Krebs, the 1953 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine who discovered the critic acid cycle.

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre delivers special lecture

Professor Peter Agre visited DPAG to deliver a talk about his Nobel winning discovery of the aquaporin water channels, known as the 'plumbing system of cells'.

Three new DPAG Fellows of the Royal Society

Congratulations are in order to Professor Scott Waddell FRS, Visiting Professor Sue Black FRS and Honorary Professor Irene Tracey FRS on their election to The Royal Society.

Silvia Arber delivers 2023 Sherrington Prize Lecture

The renowned neuroscientist recognised for her work on the organisation and function of neuronal circuits controlling movement gave the lecture in honour of Sir Charles Sherrington, who became Waynflete Professor of Physiology in 1913 and is widely regarded to be the father of neurophysiology.

DPAG top of the world rankings for fourth consecutive year

Re-defining Excellence - Oxford Anatomy and Physiology ranked #1 in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Professor Molly Stevens joins DPAG as John Black Professor of Bionanoscience

The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics is delighted to welcome Professor Molly Stevens FREng FRS, as she takes up the post of John Black Professor of Bionanoscience on 1 April 2023. We also extend a warm welcome to Professor Stevens’s large, interdisciplinary research group whose members are drawn from disciplines across the medical and physical sciences.

Tribute to Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark FRS displayed in Sherrington

The bronze portrait bust created by Sir Jacob Epstein was originally presented to the Department of Human Anatomy to mark the occasion of Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark's silver jubilee as Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy.

Professor Sir Chris Whitty brings greater understanding of epidemics to Oxford

Chief Medical Officer of England Professor Sir Chris Whitty KCB FMedSci delivers the Sherrington Prize Lecture: Public Understanding of Science to an audience of Oxford staff and students.

Armin Lak appointed Associate Professor of Integrative Neuroscience

The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at St John's College.

Professor Dino Giussani delivers the GL Brown Prize Lecture

The GL Brown Prize Lecture series from The Physiological Society is aimed at an early career audience to stimulate an interest in physiology.