3 May 2023
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.
17 March 2023
The Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science recognises women scientists with a stellar record of research accomplishments who also have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.
12 January 2023
The 2022 Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research recognises original and excellent achievements in diabetes research. Professor Ashcroft is the first women to win in the 15 years this prestigious Prize has been awarded.
25 November 2022
The annual lecture is held in honour of pioneering physiologist and high altitude explorer, Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald.
14 November 2022
Research led by Dr Elizabeth Haythorne and Professor Frances Ashcroft reveals high blood glucose reprograms the metabolism of pancreatic beta-cells in diabetes. They have discovered that glucose metabolites, rather than glucose itself, are key to the progression of type 2 diabetes. Glucose metabolites damage pancreatic beta-cell function, so they are unable to release enough of the hormone insulin. Reducing the rate at which glucose is metabolised, and these glucose metabolites build up, can prevent the effects of hyperglycaemia.
5 July 2022
On Friday 1 July 2022, the Department gathered to hear from Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft FRS about the pioneering women physiologists and anatomists throughout Oxford's history, followed by talks from Associate Professors Samira Lakhal-Littleton and Nicola Smart, and the unveiling of The Physiological Society's blue plaque commemorating one of DPAG's earliest pioneering women, Florence Buchanan.
15 March 2022
The 2022 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, awarded by the American Diabetes Association, recognises extraordinary leaders in diabetes research, prevention, and treatment.
5 July 2021
Professors Dame Frances Ashcroft and Denis Noble have been elected Fellows of the the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) Academy of Physiology in the inaugural year of its Fellowships.
16 October 2020
Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft has been presented with the 2020 Dale Medal from the leading institution known as the UK home of endocrinology.
22 July 2019
The Jacob Henle Medal recognises outstanding, medically relevant scientific achievements in physiology and medicine. It is awarded by Gottingen University, one of Germany's oldest institutions of higher learning.
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.
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
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.
Frances Ashcroft delivers keynote lecture to Somerset school pupils at Millfield's major annual symposium
17 January 2019
Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft gives talk entitled "The spark of life - the story of ion channels" at Millfield School's Biology and Psychology Symposium to over 250 students from 11 local schools.
20 June 2017
Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Lund in recognition of her research into neonatal diabetes.
30 May 2017
Mike Gunton, Creative Director of the BBC's Natural History Unit, gave a talk this month on the making of Planet Earth II to rave reviews.
28 September 2015
The Department celebrated Professor Fran Ashcroft's DBE and Professor Gero Miesenboeck's FRS.
15 June 2015
Professor Fran Ashcroft, FRS, Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Research Professor in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and Fellow of Trinity College, is made a DBE for services to medical science and the public understanding of science.