DPAG's inaugural Sir Hans Krebs Lecture speaker, Jeffrey Friedman ForMemRS, has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
13 September 2019
The Breakthrough Prize is renowned as the “Oscars of Science" and honours transformative advances towards understanding living systems and extending human life. Associate Professor Ana Domingos reflects on her past experiences working with Dr Friedman and how these impacted her research today.
6 September 2019
The Medical Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards scheme recognises and rewards excellence in teaching, supervision, the organisation and development of teaching, and support for teaching and learning, within a research-intensive environment.
3 September 2019
Wellcome Trust Henry Dale Fellow Dr Adam Packer has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant to investigate the function of the Claustrum, a poorly understood area of the brain that could hold the key to how the brain processes information from our environment to generate perception and drive our decisions.
2 September 2019
The scheme is a collaboration between Oxford University, the global drug discovery company Evotec, and the investment fund Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI).
22 August 2019
Professor Zoltán Molnár has edited a special issue of Journal of Anatomy with Dr Gavin Clowry from the University of Newcastle on Human Brain Development. This issue contains 15 original articles, an overview and an editorial on Human Brain Development.
14 August 2019
This year's "Reflections of Research" competition, run by the British Heart Foundation, selects "The Forming Heart" by Dr Richard Tyser as the Judge's runner-up
12 August 2019
A new Medium article from our Department explores how optogenetics has transformed neuroscientific research and opened new possibilities for the treatment of brain disorders, and sheds light on the series of early research work undertaken by Professor Gero Miesenböck and his team to evolve this breakthrough technology.
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.
24 July 2019
Thousands of genes are involved in the regulation of our day-to-day metabolism and relatively little is understood about their function. One key protein, an ABC Transporter called ABCC5, has recently been predicted to be a susceptibility gene for Type 2 diabetes. In a new study selected as Editor's Choice in Obesity, Associate Professor Heidi de Wet has confirmed ABCC5's role in energy metabolism and identified the mechanism behind its metabolic impact for the first time.
22 July 2019
A collaborative paper from the De Val and Smart Groups has established multiple regulatory pathways responsible for the formation of blood vessels in the developing heart. In doing so they have identified a crucial pathway that is repressed in the adult heart after injury, which may hold the key to a new and improved strategy for repair.
22 July 2019
The Jacob Henle Medal recognises outstanding, medically relevant scientific achievements in physiology and medicine. It is awarded by Gottingen University, one of Germany's oldest institutions of higher learning.
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.
17 July 2019
Congratulations are in order for Dr Emma Bardsley and Professor David Paterson, who have been awarded top paper for 2018 by the journal Hypertension.
15 July 2019
Associate Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy has co-authored a paper based on a pioneering sleep study led by Oxford Brookes researchers. Their research into a nocturnal primate performed in the wild is the first of its kind and could enhance our understanding of human sleep.
12 July 2019
During the emergency procedure used to reopen the blocked artery causing a heart attack, smaller "micro" blood vessels can remain constricted causing significant damage. A new study led by Associate Professor Neil Herring and published in the European Heart Journal has established a key cause behind this constriction and identified a potential therapeutic target to block the mechanism behind it.
Sarah De Val set to expand critical research into endothelial cell dysfunction in cardiovascular disease
12 July 2019
Prof Sarah De Val in collaboration with Dr Gillian Douglas from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine has received a grant from the John Fell Fund to support their work investigating the behaviour of different endothelial regulatory pathways during disorders of the cardiovascular system.
12 July 2019
A collaborative King Group study published today in Nature Communications enhances our understanding of how our brains learn to adapt to abnormal sensory changes such as hearing loss. Their results could inform the future development of devices that restore hearing or other sensory impairments.
Cardiac, metabolism and cell physiology researchers come together for Integrative Physiology Theme Day
3 July 2019
The Department's third and final theme day of the year culminated in a series of exciting internal talks from a diverse range of research groups covering all aspects of integrative physiology. From diabetes to iron deficiency, from pH physiology to cancer cells, the talks showcased the huge breadth of science studied across DPAG.