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BHF Fellowship renewal for Sarah De Val paves the way to novel strategies for inducing and improving arterial growth

Awards and Honours De Val Group News EDI News

Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor Sarah De Val, who has been awarded a renewal of her British Heart Foundation Senior Basic Science Research Fellowship. The award recognises her pioneering research on coronary vessel formation and differentiation.

Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft FRS delivers 2023 Krebs Prize Lecture

General Head of Department's News

Professor Ashcroft, who discovered the previously missing link connecting an increase in blood sugar level to the secretion of insulin (the KATP channel), delivered a talk about her pioneering research in honour of Sir Hans Krebs, the 1953 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine who discovered the critic acid cycle.

Failing hearts can use different fuels, and prefer fat over sugar

Cardiac Theme Herring Group News Publication Research

An exciting new collaborative study from RDM and DPAG researchers has found that fat metabolism could be the key to tackling heart failure.

Sian Wilcox awarded Goodger and Schorstein scholarship

Awards and Honours EDI News Students

Congratulations are in order to Sian Wilcox on winning a Goodger and Schorstein Award from the Medical Sciences Internal Fund.

Manuela Zaccolo is an Elected Member of Academia Europaea

Awards and Honours Cardiac Theme EDI News

Congratulations are in order to Professor Manuela Zaccolo on being awarded Membership of the Academia Europaea (MAE).

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre delivers special lecture

General Head of Department's News

Professor Peter Agre visited DPAG to deliver a talk about his Nobel winning discovery of the aquaporin water channels, known as the 'plumbing system of cells'.

Fellowship to Jose Prius Mengual paves the way to new genetic therapy for epilepsy

Awards and Honours EDI News Postdoctoral Research Vyazovskiy Group News

Congratulations are in order to Dr Jose Prius Mengual who has been awarded an Emerging Leader Fellowship Award from Epilepsy Research UK and the Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator (NATA). With this award, Dr Mengual will develop a new genetic therapy to rebalance protein levels in the neurons affected by epilepsy to prevent seizures.

Two new DPAG Associate Professors

Awards and Honours EDI News

Congratulations are in order to Associate Professor Nicol Harper and Associate Professor Dan Li.

Three new DPAG Fellows of the Royal Society

Awards and Honours EDI News Head of Department's News

Congratulations are in order to Professor Scott Waddell FRS, Visiting Professor Sue Black FRS and Honorary Professor Irene Tracey FRS on their election to The Royal Society.

Fellowship to Hugo Fernandes paves the way to improved treatment options for dementia

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

Congratulations are in order to Dr Hugo Fernandes who has been awarded a sought after Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Research Leader Fellowship. With this award, Dr Fernandes will reveal the role of dysfunctional lipid metabolism in dementia using innovative self-designed tools and models to identify new therapeutic targets.

Mark Selwood makes a medal winning appearance at the World Transplant Games

Awards and Honours

Congratulations to DPAG's Mark Selwood whose fantastic performance at the 24th World Transplant Games brings home gold and bronze medals for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Silvia Arber delivers 2023 Sherrington Prize Lecture

EDI News General Head of Department's News

The renowned neuroscientist recognised for her work on the organisation and function of neuronal circuits controlling movement gave the lecture in honour of Sir Charles Sherrington, who became Waynflete Professor of Physiology in 1913 and is widely regarded to be the father of neurophysiology.

Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft receives Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine

Ashcroft Group News Awards and Honours EDI News

The Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine was established in 2003 to recognise extraordinary achievements in the field of biomedicine. Scientists are nominated for making great strides in the life sciences leading to remarkable progress in our understanding and more efficient treatment of diseases.

OPDC researchers support The Big Cream Tea for Parkinson’s

OPDC News Outreach Wade-Martins Group News

On Saturday 15 April 2023, a team of researchers from the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) joined members of the Parkinson’s UK Oxford Branch to support ‘The Big Cream Tea’, which was organised to help raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s UK.

Researchers discover why multisensory learning is beneficial for memory

CNCB Postdoctoral Publication Research

New research published in Nature, led by researchers Dr Zeynep Okray, Dr Pedro Jacob and Professor Scott Waddell at the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, has discovered a detailed neural circuit mechanism that explains how multisensory learning improves memory performance.

Manuela Zaccolo honoured by leading Italian Academy

Awards and Honours Cardiac Theme EDI News

Congratulations are in order to Professor Manuela Zaccolo on being elected Fellow of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, one of the most prestigious Academies in Italy.

Old and “hangry” monocytes turn from friend to foe under assault

Domingos Group News EDI News Publication Research Students

Professor Ana Domingos and DPhil student Conan O’Brien review a new study demonstrating that fasting and re-feeding causes monocytes to re-enter the bone marrow and alter the body's response to infection.

DPAG top of the world rankings for fourth consecutive year

General Head of Department's News Teaching

Re-defining Excellence - Oxford Anatomy and Physiology ranked #1 in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Auguste Vadisiute returns to DPAG to shed light on how immune cells interact with the developing neuronal network

Awards and Honours EDI News Integrative Neuroscience

Dr Auguste Vadisiute has been awarded a St John’s College Research Centre Grant to study the 'Cellular and Molecular Interactions between Neurons and Microglia in Normal and Altered Cerebral Cortical Development'.

Jaideep Pandit appointed Editor-in-Chief for world's leading anaesthesia journal

Awards and Honours EDI News

Congratulations are in order for Professor Jaideep Pandit, Professor of Anaesthesia and DPAG Academic Visitor, on his appointment as the next Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia (A&A) and its companion journal, A&A Practice. Professor Pandit is the first A&A Editor-in-Chief based outside the United States to lead this prestigious journal.

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