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Professor Annette Dolphin FRS gives the 2019 Mabel FitzGerald lecture

Professor Annette Dolphin FRS gives the 2019 Mabel FitzGerald lecture

Athena SWAN Head of Department's News

The annual lecture is held in honour of the pioneering physiologist and clinical pathologist, Mabel Purefoy Fitgerald.

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy awarded NC3Rs studentship

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy awarded NC3Rs studentship

Research Students

Associate Professor Vyazovskiy's studentship, ‘Fasting-induced torpor in mice: effects on sleep and behaviour’ offers a fantastic new opportunity for early career researchers.

Frances Ashcroft delivers keynote lecture to Somerset school pupils at Millfield's major annual symposium

Frances Ashcroft delivers keynote lecture to Somerset school pupils at Millfield's major annual symposium

Athena SWAN Outreach

Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft gives talk entitled "The spark of life - the story of ion channels" at Millfield School's Biology and Psychology Symposium to over 250 students from 11 local schools.

Tim Vogels awarded two major grants from the Wellcome Trust and the European Research Council

Tim Vogels awarded two major grants from the Wellcome Trust and the European Research Council

Research

Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor Tim Vogels, who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship and an ERC Consolidator grant.

Sir Henry Dale Fellow Dr Armin Lak is joining DPAG this summer

Sir Henry Dale Fellow Dr Armin Lak is joining DPAG this summer

Research

Dr Lak has recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust Henry Dale Fellowship to start his research group studying the circuit mechanisms of learning and decision making.

Graduate Student Helen Potts plays in the historic Women's Varsity Match 2018

Graduate Student Helen Potts plays in the historic Women's Varsity Match 2018

Athena SWAN Mommersteeg Group News Students

Supported by members of her team, the Mommersteeg Group, Helen Potts was part of the Women's Blues Squad in the annual rugby union fixture held at Twickenham. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Women's Varsity Match.

Professor Kieran Clarke talks at a major public forum given by Ireland's leading gut health institute

Professor Kieran Clarke talks at a major public forum given by Ireland's leading gut health institute

Athena SWAN Outreach

Professor Clarke gives talk entitled “Ketone drinks for endurance exercise” at APC Microbiome Ireland's Public Event on Gut Health for Performance as part of Cork Science Festival 2018.

Members of our Department are this year's Oxford BHF CRE Day Poster Prize winners

Members of our Department are this year's Oxford BHF CRE Day Poster Prize winners

Athena SWAN Cardiac Theme Students

Congratulations are in order to Filipa Simões, Nikita Ved and Tonia Thomas for their achievement at the BHF CRE Annual Symposium 2018.

Pioneering research from The Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre published in Cell Stem Cell

Pioneering research from The Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre published in Cell Stem Cell

Publication Research

The research, funded by Parkinson's UK, reveals that an experimental drug, tasquinimod, originally developed for prostate cancer, may have the potential to treat Parkinson's disease.

Martin Kahn wins Goodger and Schorstein Award

Martin Kahn wins Goodger and Schorstein Award

Athena SWAN General Students

Congratulations are in order to Martin Kahn, who has been awarded a 2018 Goodger and Schorstein scholarship.

Glitsch Group research identifying an important protein that could detect the pathological changes leading to disease published in Current Biology

Glitsch Group research identifying an important protein that could detect the pathological changes leading to disease published in Current Biology

Athena SWAN Publication Research

The Glitsch Group's paper "Coincidence Detection of Membrane Stretch and Extracellular pH by the Proton-Sensing Receptor OGR1 (GPR68)" reveals how the activity of the OGR1 protein may be a crucial factor in the progression of certain diseases

Key British Heart Foundation funded research from Mommersteeg Group published in Cell Reports

Key British Heart Foundation funded research from Mommersteeg Group published in Cell Reports

Athena SWAN Cardiac Theme Mommersteeg Group News Publication Research

The Mexican tetra fish can repair its heart after damage. The Mommersteeg Group's paper "Heart regeneration in the Mexican cavefish" suggests that a particular gene may hold the key to this inherent ability. If they can lock down exactly how this works, it may be possible to revolutionise how we heal damaged human hearts.

Mariangela Panniello nominated for the Hello Bio Lab Heroes Awards 2018

Mariangela Panniello nominated for the Hello Bio Lab Heroes Awards 2018

Athena SWAN Research

The awards were set up last year to celebrate the scientists making a real difference in the lab.

Sir Roger Bannister, renowned athlete, neurologist and Oxford Physiology scholar, commemorated today

Sir Roger Bannister, renowned athlete, neurologist and Oxford Physiology scholar, commemorated today

General Head of Department's News

The Sheldonian Theatre is holding a commemorative service to celebrate the life of Sir Roger Bannister CH CBE, both the first person to run a mile in under four minutes and a globally renowned neurologist.

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