22 September 2020
The World Parkinson Coalition has brought in eight new Science Ambassadors to increase outreach to researchers ahead of their next major Congress.
14 August 2020
OPDC Career Development Fellow Natalie Connor-Robson was first generation in her family to go to university and is now delighted to be sharing STEM career advice with students taking part in the In2scienceUK programme.
11 August 2020
Congratulations are in order to Dr Richard Tyser, who is the 2020 Charles Darwin Award Lecture winner for Agriculture, Biological and Medical Sciences.
28 July 2020
Black In Neuro Week 2020 is dedicated to celebrating black excellence in neuroscience related fields. Daily social media campaigns highlight key issues and amplify the voices of the Black In Neuro community - #NeuroRacism is the focus of Tuesday 28 July. OPDC Career Development Fellow in Neurobiology Dr Dayne Beccano-Kelly has shared his experience as a black professional working in Parkinson's research in a timely article published in Parkinson's Life.
13 July 2020
Researchers from DPAG and the Department of Psychiatry, including Dr Nikita Ved, in collaboration with The India League, are calling British Indians to voice their opinions and be a part of a seminal piece of work.
6 July 2020
Congratulations are in order to Associate Professor Duncan Sparrow, Associate Professor Kerry Walker and Dr Dan Li.
18 June 2020
The annual Prize Lecture from The Physiological Society will provide an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Lakhal-Littleton lab's work into iron control in systems physiology.
1 June 2020
Dr Stone has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Henry Dale Fellowship to lead research investigating how lineage history can impact vascular cell fate and function.
30 April 2020
Wade-Martins Lab members took part in the 2.6 challenge to raise vital funds for Parkinson's UK. Challenges included running for 2.6 miles, baking 26 cookies, 260 sit ups and 2600 steps.
24 April 2020
Milena Cioroch, Research Assistant in the Wade-Martins Lab at the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre, is undertaking a Management training course as part of the University of Oxford Apprenticeships scheme. She has been awarded Apprentice of the Month for March 2020 by her training provider Abingdon and Witney College. Here we take a closer look at her work for the department and how she has developed her career through the scheme.
23 April 2020
An international event held on Saturday 7 March and organised by DPAG's Cristiana Vagnoni and Tai-Ying Lee aimed to increase visibility of women in academia by creating or enhancing their online presence in the form of Wikipedia profiles. A new report from the organisers shows some impressive statistics, including 160,000 views of newly edited and created articles, demonstrating a strong effort to raise the profiles of many female academics.
21 April 2020
Congratulations are in order for Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Samuel Malone who was been awarded the Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship, funded by the European Commission.
2 April 2020
DPAG Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Sophia Malandraki-Miller took part in a pilot careers mentoring session at Oxford High School. This exciting new engagement programme is a collaboration between Medical Sciences Division researchers and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and aims to increase awareness of the variety of careers in biomedicine.
20 March 2020
Congratulations are in order to Britt Hanson and Dr Lukas Krone, who have won Goodger and Schorstein Awards from the Medical Sciences Internal Fund.
5 March 2020
Pre-clinical Medicine Undergraduate students Kacper Kurzyp, Rafee Ahmed and Oliver Bredemeyer achieved Oxford University's best ever performance in The National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition at the University of Southampton. Their participation was sponsored by DPAG with Professor Zoltán Molnár and Departmental Lecturer Dr Michael Gilder providing extra tuition to prepare them for their successful performances.
3 January 2020
It's a new year (and a new decade!) and many of us will be looking to turn over a new leaf when it comes to diet and lifestyle. But - as anyone who's tried one will know - diets are very difficult to stick to. In a new episode of the Big Questions podcast, Associate Professor Heidi de Wet answers "Why do diets fail?". She also provides some great tips for a healthier lifestyle along the way!