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Inaugural Fellowship to Charmaine Lang paves the way to improved human models for Parkinson's drug discovery

Awards and Honours EDI News OPDC News Wade-Martins Group News

Congratulations are in order for Departmental Research Lecturer Dr Charmaine Lang who has been awarded the first jointly funded Senior Research Fellowship from Parkinson’s UK and Rosetrees Trust. With this award, Dr Lang will develop complex new induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models that target the interaction between dopamine neurons and astrocytes in the brain and how these fail in the context of Parkinson's.

New blood test from DPAG cardiac researchers could save lives of heart attack victims

Cardiac Theme Herring Group News Publication Research

Researchers from the Herring group have developed a blood test that measures stress hormone levels after heart attacks. The test – costing just £10 – could ensure patients receive timely life-saving treatment.

Mootaz Salman set to target new treatments for stroke

Awards and Honours OPDC News Research Wade-Martins Group News

The Chief Scientist Office of the Government of Scotland has awarded a collaborative grant of £298,966 to Dr Mootaz Salman to seek new therapeutic avenues to treat stroke.

Gero Miesenböck awarded 2023 Japan Prize

Awards and Honours CNCB Head of Department's News

Congratulations are in order for Professor Gero Miesenböck, who has been awarded the 2023 Japan Prize in the field of Life Sciences, together with Professor Karl Deisseroth, for pioneering work in the field of optogenetics.

Mootaz Salman receives prestigious science award from Iraq

Awards and Honours EDI News OPDC News Wade-Martins Group News

Congratulations are in order for Dr Mootaz Salman, who has received the National Medal of Distinctive Scientific Achievement by the Government of Iraq.

Professor Denis Noble awarded the Lomonosov Gold Medal

Awards and Honours

The Russian Academy of Sciences has awarded its highest accolade, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, to Emeritus Professor Denis Noble CBE, FRS.

Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft awarded the Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research

Ashcroft Group News Awards and Honours EDI News

The 2022 Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research recognises original and excellent achievements in diabetes research. Professor Ashcroft is the first women to win in the 15 years this prestigious Prize has been awarded.

Inaugural winners of the DPAG Prize for Public Engagement with Research announced

Awards and Honours Cragg Group News EDI News Head of Department's News Outreach Postdoctoral Smart Group News Students

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.

Shaping Destiny team showcases virtual reality experience

Outreach Srinivas Group news

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.

New BBSRC grant to further our insights into how the cortex controls sleep

Awards and Honours Integrative Neuroscience Research Vyazovskiy Group News

Professor of Sleep Physiology Vladyslav Vyazovskiy and Professor of Developmental Neuroscience Zoltán Molnár have been awarded a Project Grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for “Brain mechanisms of sleep: top-down or bottom-up?”

David Paterson awards President's Medal to Sir Patrick Vallance

Awards and Honours Head of Department's News

The Physiological Society President and Head of DPAG Professor David Paterson presented the 2022 Presidential Medal to Sir Patrick Vallance at a ceremony at the Royal Society on 2 December.

Raised intracellular chloride levels underlie the effects of tiredness in cortex

Publication Research Vyazovskiy Group News

A new study, co-authored by Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, published in Nature Neuroscience, has revealed that intracellular chloride levels within cortical pyramidal neurons reflect sleep–wake history.

Marcos Castro Guarda is an IMPRES 2022 prize winner

Awards and Honours Heather Group News Students

Congratulations are in order for DPhil student Marcos Castro Guarda, who has been awarded best oral presenter at the 1st International Symposium of Pharmacy Research.

Irene Tracey appointed Honorary Fellow of The Physiological Society

Awards and Honours Head of Department's News

Congratulations are in order for Professor Irene Tracey CBE FMedSci, who has received the highest honour presented by The Physiological Society to an individual.

Strong performance for DPAG cardiac research at the Oxford BHF CRE Annual Symposium

Awards and Honours Cardiac Theme EDI Events Heather Group News Herring Group News Postdoctoral Students

Congratulations are in order for Kaitlyn Dennis, Dr Ni Li and Dr KC Park on their awards at this year's major showcase for Oxford's British Heart Foundation funded researchers.

Jaideep Pandit honoured with RCoA Gold Medal

Awards and Honours General

Congratulations are in order for Professor Jaideep Pandit, Professor of Anaesthesia and consultant anaesthetist, who has received the rarely awarded prestigious Gold Medal of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Professor Pandit was a student and research fellow at DPAG and is now an Academic Visitor in the department; he is also a Fellow and Tutor in Medicine at St John's College.

Louisa Zolkiewski awarded the Bruce Cattanach Prize 2022

Awards and Honours EDI News Students

Congratulations are in order for Louisa Zolkiewski, who completed her DPhil studies this year, on being awarded the 2022 Bruce Cattanach Prize by the Genetics Society for her DPhil thesis.

Anne C. Ferguson-Smith FRS delivers 2022 Mabel FitzGerald Prize Lecture

Ashcroft Group News EDI Events General Head of Department's News

The annual lecture is held in honour of pioneering physiologist and high altitude explorer, Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald.

Key cause of type 2 diabetes uncovered

Ashcroft Group News Postdoctoral Publication Research

Research led by Dr Elizabeth Haythorne and Professor Frances Ashcroft reveals high blood glucose reprograms the metabolism of pancreatic beta-cells in diabetes. They have discovered that glucose metabolites, rather than glucose itself, are key to the progression of type 2 diabetes. Glucose metabolites damage pancreatic beta-cell function, so they are unable to release enough of the hormone insulin. Reducing the rate at which glucose is metabolised, and these glucose metabolites build up, can prevent the effects of hyperglycaemia.

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