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.
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.