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.
New Ashcroft Group research reveals key insights into the underlying mechanisms behind Type 2 diabetes
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.
New guidelines available for controlling pH in cell culture systems could improve reproducibility in numerous experiments
9 May 2019
Preparing media for tissue culture, but not sure how to get it to the right pH? Worried about pH changes during your incubations? DPAG Group publishes recommendations for best practice in controlling and managing pH under culture conditions.
BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship awarded to Joaquim Miguel Vieira to promote the investigation of non-coding transcripts in heart development and disease
8 May 2019
Congratulations are in order for Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr Joaquim Miguel Vieira, who was been awarded an Intermediate Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation. This award will fund research designed to better understand the basic mechanisms behind cardiovascular development and could pave the way for innovative treatments of heart disease.
12 April 2019
Congratulations are in order for Elizabeth Haythorne, the winner of Poster Awards from Diabetes UK and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
11 April 2019
A new study from OPDC Career Development Fellow Natalie Connor-Robson investigates how mutations in the gene LRRK2, which are known to cause Parkinson’s, affect normal cell function.
Srinivas Group members enhance public understanding of embryo development with virtual reality at local school festival
2 April 2019
Three members of the Srinivas Group attended Cheney School's Iris Festival of Natural History, Classics, Art and More, bringing a stall of virtual reality and 3D printed models of embryos to engage students and the general public with how they study embryogenesis and heart development.
12 March 2019
Supported by the BBSRC, Dr Sachse will encourage Oxfordshire state school pupils to discover the otherwise invisible in a unique interactive experience.
Filipa Simões is one of ten women shortlisted for a Knono Award in honour of International Women's Day
8 March 2019
The Knomo Award is a platform to celebrate extraordinary and entrepreneurial women. Dr Filipa Simões' nomination reflects her commitment to producing leading research, the hard work she puts into her flourishing career alongside raising a young family, while also finding time for outreach.
19 November 2018
The awards were set up last year to celebrate the scientists making a real difference in the lab.