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.
31 January 2020
DPAG's Dr Jakub Tomek and Professor Blanca Rodriguez's Computational Cardiovascular Science Team have developed a new computer model that recreates the electrical activity of the ventricles in a human heart. In doing so, they have uncovered and resolved theoretical inconsistencies that have been present in almost all models of the heart from the last 25 years and created a new human heart model that could enable more basic, translational and clinical research into a range of heart diseases and potentially accelerate the development of new therapies.
10 January 2020
A news and views article published in Nature Immunology by Domingos Group researchers examines significant recent research revealing how group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s), the cells responsible for protecting the gut and maintaining intestinal homeostasis, are regulated. In doing so, they also reveal important new research avenues of ILCs activation in the body.
28 October 2019
October is Black History Month, which is celebrated nationwide every year to recognise the contributions that people from BAME backgrounds have made to this country. Here at DPAG, we get to know one of our Researchers - Pavandeep Rai, a Postdoctoral Research Scientist working in the Wade-Martins Group. Pavandeep is working at the forefront of an industry/academia collaborative project aimed at developing potential new drugs to treat Parkinson’s.
25 October 2019
A team of volunteers from four research groups, alongside Wellcome Trust funded Advanced Imaging Unit Micron, engaged more than 200 visitors at Weston Library on Friday 18 October 2019 as part of The Oxford Science and Ideas Festival.
DPAG Researchers participate at the Parliamentary launch of The Physiological Society's new ageing report
18 October 2019
The new Physiological Society report "Growing Older, Better" highlights physiology's role in meeting the UK Government's healthy ageing mission. Associate Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy and Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Fellow Laura McKillop contributed a research spotlight at the report's launch at the Houses of Parliament.
17 October 2019
Congratulations are in order to Matthew Kerr, Andia Redpath, Susann Bruche, KC Park and Minahil Mujahid for their achievements at this major showcase for Oxford's British Heart Foundation funded Researchers.
11 October 2019
Find out more about our Physiological Society funded Head of Department Seminar Series, the opportunities available to those who join the Society, and DPAG's own Dr Mark Richards’ experiences as a Physiological Society member.
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
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.
13 June 2019
Research carried out by Postdoctoral Research Scientist Jacinta Kalisch-Smith during her PhD, now published in Development, reveals key insights into the effects of alcohol in the very early stages of pregnancy, a stage during which a mother is unlikely to know she is pregnant.
12 June 2019
Research led by Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Elizabeth Haythorne and published in Nature Communications sheds light on a vicious cycle that causes specialised cells to fail in their function to maintain healthy bloody sugar levels.
7 June 2019
Congratulations are in order to Smart Group members Dr Tonia Thomas and Sonali Munshaw.
7 June 2019
A series of internal talks demonstrated an extensive breadth of research within the Development and Cell Biology Theme that tackles the questions fundamental to understanding evolution, growth, organ formation, the onset of disease and tissue regeneration. DPAG Researchers were also joined by two external speakers presenting their research into age-related angiocrine signals and stem cell strategies for lung development.
6 June 2019
The talks given by Postdoctoral Research Scientists and Graduate Students highlighted the full range of research in DPAG, spanning molecular and cellular neuroscience all the way to systems neuroscience.
23 May 2019
Dr Oliver Stone’s paper “Paraxial mesoderm is the major source of lymphatic endothelium” published in Developmental Cell reveals the earliest known step in the formation of the lymphatic vasculature.