10 August 2023
This September, Dr Rui Ponte Costa relocates his Neural and Machine Learning group to DPAG. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning at the University of Bristol. His research group focuses on producing AI-driven brain-wide computational models of learning.
17 July 2023
On Friday 7 July 2023, DPAG, Biochemistry and Kavli INsD came together for the second Sherrington Road Street Party to enjoy paella, ice cream, street food snacks, Pimms, and garden games in University Parks. Enjoy some photographs of the event here.
17 July 2023
Congratulations are in order to Professor Scott Waddell FRS who becomes Deputy Head of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics alongside Professor Manuela Zaccolo.
7 July 2023
A department-wide image competition has yielded a wide variety of beautiful images showcasing the diversity and breadth of DPAG's science. Two prize winners and a further three commended pictures are announced.
7 July 2023
The Department's Annual Report for the academic year 2022-23 has been released. The brochure showcases a selection of the year's highlights, including another top world ranking for Anatomy and Physiology, our prestigious new hires, and our longest list of awards and honours yet.
13 June 2023
Professor David Paterson, in collaboration with the UCLA’s Professor Kalyanam Shivkumar, has been awarded a prestigious Leducq International Network of Excellence Program Award of $8 million (£6.3M) to set up a major new transatlantic network linking world leading researchers from the USA and Europe to develop ‘Bioelectronics for neurocardiology diagnosis and therapeutics’.
2 June 2023
Professor Ashcroft, who discovered the previously missing link connecting an increase in blood sugar level to the secretion of insulin (the KATP channel), delivered a talk about her pioneering research in honour of Sir Hans Krebs, the 1953 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine who discovered the critic acid cycle.
24 May 2023
Professor Peter Agre visited DPAG to deliver a talk about his Nobel winning discovery of the aquaporin water channels, known as the 'plumbing system of cells'.
3 May 2023
The renowned neuroscientist recognised for her work on the organisation and function of neuronal circuits controlling movement gave the lecture in honour of Sir Charles Sherrington, who became Waynflete Professor of Physiology in 1913 and is widely regarded to be the father of neurophysiology.
11 April 2023
Re-defining Excellence - Oxford Anatomy and Physiology ranked #1 in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
3 April 2023
The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics is delighted to welcome Professor Molly Stevens FREng FRS, as she takes up the post of John Black Professor of Bionanoscience on 1 April 2023. We also extend a warm welcome to Professor Stevens’s large, interdisciplinary research group whose members are drawn from disciplines across the medical and physical sciences.
24 March 2023
The bronze portrait bust created by Sir Jacob Epstein was originally presented to the Department of Human Anatomy to mark the occasion of Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark's silver jubilee as Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy.
14 March 2023
Chief Medical Officer of England Professor Sir Chris Whitty KCB FMedSci delivers the Sherrington Prize Lecture: Public Understanding of Science to an audience of Oxford staff and students.
24 February 2023
The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at St John's College.
10 February 2023
The GL Brown Prize Lecture series from The Physiological Society is aimed at an early career audience to stimulate an interest in physiology.
24 January 2023
Congratulations are in order for Professor Gero Miesenböck, who has been awarded the 2023 Japan Prize in the field of Life Sciences, together with Professor Karl Deisseroth, for pioneering work in the field of optogenetics.
11 January 2023
Congratulations are in order for the winners Katherine Brimblecombe and Anna Kordala, and also to Jéssica Luiz and Andia Redpath who were highly commended for their outreach and public engagement work.
13 December 2022
The Physiological Society President and Head of DPAG Professor David Paterson presented the 2022 Presidential Medal to Sir Patrick Vallance at a ceremony at the Royal Society on 2 December.