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Vladyslav Vyazovskiy elected Vice President of the European Sleep Research Society

Awards and Honours Vyazovskiy Group News

Congratulations are in order to Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy on his appointment as Vice President (Basic) of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS).

Head of Department congratulates 2022 Nobel Prize winner

Head of Department's News

Professor David Paterson, Head of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and President of The Physiological Society congratulates Professor Svante Pääbo ForMemRS, who has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

New evidence for how our brains handle surprise

Bruno Group News Integrative Neuroscience Publication Research

A new study from the Bruno Group is challenging our perceptions of how the different regions of the cerebral cortex function. A group of ‘quiet’ cells in the somatosensory cortex that rarely respond to touch have been found to react mainly to surprising circumstances. The results suggest their function is not necessarily driven by touch, but may indicate an important and previously unidentified role across all the major cortices.

Professor Dame Sue Black to deliver 2022 Christmas Lectures

EDI News General Research

In the 2022 Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution, DPAG's Visiting Professor of Forensic Anatomy Dame Sue Black will share secrets of forensic science.

Inside the Wade-Martins Lab for World Alzheimer’s Day 2022

OPDC News Students Wade-Martins Group News

This week DPAG marked World Alzheimer's Day, which took place on Wednesday 21 September 2022, with an inside look into the Wade-Martins Laboratory.

Kaitlyn Dennis to receive the William C Stanley Early Investigator Award

Awards and Honours Cardiac Theme EDI News Heather Group News Students

Congratulations are in order for DPhil student Kaitlyn Dennis, who has been awarded the William C Stanley Early Investigator Award. The award highlights the scientific accomplishments of promising young researchers and is a major focus of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism.

Zoltán Molnár delivers Keynote Lecture at first-of-its-kind Anatomical conference

Awards and Honours Integrative Neuroscience

Professor Zoltán Molnár delivers the first Keynote Lecture at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, which this year is held as a Joint Meeting with the Anatomical Society for the first time.

Becky Carlyle funded by leading dementia research charity to reveal new targets for Alzheimer's

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

Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Becky Carlyle has been awarded a £420K funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Researchers describe how cancer cells can defend themselves from the consequences of certain genetic defects

Cell Physiology Publication Research

Swietach Group scientists have identified a rescue mechanism that allows cancers to overcome the consequences of inactivating mutations in critically important genes.

Gero Miesenböck awarded Horwitz Prize for foundational work on Optogenetics

Awards and Honours CNCB

Congratulations are in order for Professor Gero Miesenböck, who is to be awarded the 2022 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, together with Professors Karl Deisseroth and Peter Hegemann, for research that laid the foundation for the field of optogenetics.

Professor Dame Sue Black joins DPAG as Visiting Professor of Forensic Anatomy

EDI News General Head of Department's News

The Department welcomes Professor Dame Sue Black DBE OBE FRSE FBA FRAI FRSB ChFA, Baroness Black of Strome and one of the world’s leading forensic scientists, as our Visiting Professor of Forensic Anatomy.

Rita Alonaizan introduces sixth form students to basic science with In2ScienceUK

EDI News Mommersteeg Group News Outreach Postdoctoral

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.

DPAG has two new Professors

Awards and Honours Domingos Group News EDI News Head of Department's News Smart Group News

Congratulations are in order to Ana Domingos and Nicola Smart who have been awarded the title of Professor in the recent Recognition of Distinction round.

DPhil student wins prestigious scholarship recognising outstanding promise in research

Awards and Honours EDI News Students Wilson Group News

Congratulations are in order for Adam Wells, DPhil student in the Wilson Group, who has been awarded the Krebs Memorial Scholarship by the Biochemical Society.

DPAG hosts successful first Science in the Park event

EDI Events Outreach Postdoctoral Students Teaching

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.

Mootaz Salman recognised by premier global society for Neurochemists

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

Congratulations are in order for Dr Mootaz Salman, who has received the prestigious Young Scientist Lectureship Award by the International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN) in recognition for his eminent research achievements in cellular neuroscience.

IDRM officially opens in Oxford

General Riley Group News

A celebration for the opening of the Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) led by Paul Riley took place on Tuesday 12 July 2022, attended by many DPAG members who have recently relocated to this fantastic new Institute.

Annual Report 2021 - 2022

Head of Department's News

The Department's Annual Report for the academic year 2021-22 has been released. The brochure showcases a selection of the year's highlights, including another top world ranking for Anatomy and Physiology and a strong contribution to the University of Oxford's success to Unit of Assessment 5 in the National Research Excellence framework (2021).

Wade-Martins Group attain Silver Sustainability Award

Awards and Honours Wade-Martins Group News

The Wade-Martins Group has achieved a Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) Silver award in recognition of its sustainable practices.

Randy Bruno and Scott Waddell receive Wellcome Discovery Awards

Awards and Honours CNCB Integrative Neuroscience Research

Congratulations are in order for Professors Randy Bruno and Scott Waddell who have each been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Discovery Award to significantly enhance our understanding of higher cognitive functions.

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