Latest News and Public Engagement Stories
11 January 2023
Congratulations are in order for the winners Katherine Brimblecombe and Anna Kordala, and also to Jéssica Luiz and Andia Redpath who were highly commended for their outreach and public engagement work.
16 December 2022
DPAG researchers based at the IDRM joined Body Politic dance group members at Pegasus Theatre on Monday 21 November 2022 to showcase a unique virtual reality (VR) experience created by the interdisciplinary Shaping Destiny public engagement project.
20 October 2022
A fascinating new article on The Conversation website by DPAG's Professor Zoltán Molnár and Professor Tamas Horvath from Yale University.
12 October 2022
Two DPAG-led teams of volunteers engaged hundreds of visitors at Wesley Memorial Church on Saturday 8 October 2022 as part of The Oxford Science and Ideas Festival’s Explorazone. The Myth Busters team assembled by DPAG’s Outreach and Public Engagement Working Group sought to discuss and debunk myths and misconceptions of biology. The Shaping Destiny team run by members of the Srinivas Group, IDRM, in collaboration with Prof Wes Williams at TORCH explored with the public what is human and how body forms have been historically perceived with a unique virtual reality experience.
5 October 2022
The British Heart Foundation were charity of the year for the 2022 TCS London Marathon. Around 800 BHF London Marathon runners, including former De Val lab researcher Dr Alice Preston, have raised nearly £2 million, and rising, for BHF-funded science that could lead to improved new treatments for heart failure. Research led by Associate Professor Sarah De Val and Dr Joaquim Vieira are two of eight projects to receive funding from these proceeds.
23 August 2022
Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Rita Alonaizan hosted two students via the In2ScienceUK programme, and provided a hands-on work experience in Associate Professor Mathilda Mommersteeg’s Lab from Monday 1 – Friday 5 August during the school summer holidays.
3 August 2022
More than 100 children, along with around 50 parents, grandparents and caregivers enjoyed an exciting variety of activities on the theme of ‘How the Body Works’ in University Parks on Tuesday 26 July. This ‘Science in the Park’ event was run by DPAG’s Outreach and Public Engagement Working Group (OPEWG) and volunteers comprising research scientists, clinical anatomy teaching staff, and graduate and undergraduate students.
2 June 2022
Congratulations are in order for Dr Nikita Ved, who has been appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
24 May 2022
Associate Professor Sarah De Val will lead a team of researchers as they take on the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) London to Brighton Bike Ride.
10 May 2022
Pint of Science is the world’s largest public science festival bringing researchers to local pubs, cafes and spaces to share their scientific discoveries with the public.