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Joaquim Vieira brings heart regeneration research to the public at Pint of Science

Outreach Vieira Group News

Pint of Science is the world’s largest public science festival bringing researchers to local pubs, cafes and spaces to share their scientific discoveries with the public.

My Primary School Visit for Science Week

Cragg Group News OPDC News Outreach

On 2 March 2022, Dr Katherine Brimblecombe visited two primary school classes (ages 8-11) as part of their “Science week”. Read her interview to learn more about public engagement with school children in the local Oxford community.

London Marathon to fund De Val and Vieira Lab research as two of eight handpicked BHF projects

De Val Group News Outreach Postdoctoral Research Vieira Group News

Two projects aimed at tackling heart failure led by Associate Professor Sarah De Val and Dr Joaquim Vieira are to be funded by the 2022 TCS London Marathon with the British Heart Foundation as its Charity of the Year. The BHF’s runners, who are raising £3 million in funding, will include De Val Lab postdoctoral researcher Dr Alice Neal.

Enriching Engagement grant set to transform public understanding of the human form

Awards and Honours Outreach Srinivas Group news

A Srinivas Group-led collaborative public engagement project has been awarded more than £188k to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to the concepts of ‘destiny’ and ‘embodiment’ to the local Oxford community.

From Cells to Systems: New animation brings physiology to life for students

Head of Department's News Outreach Teaching

Head of Department and President of The Physiological Society Professor David Paterson has been involved in developing a new animation about physiology fundamentals which launches today during Biology Week 2021.

Physiology drawings enhance our understanding of the 'Amazing Body'

Outreach

Visiting academic Dr Lizzie Burns received an outreach grant from The Physiological Society to create a novel set of engaging drawings for adult colouring-in to learn about our remarkable human body. Dr Burns has collaborated with members of The Society, including DPAG's Heidi de Wet, Peter Robbins, Keith Dorrington and Andrew King, to illustrate a wide range of physiological topics.

Just over half of British Indians would take COVID vaccine

EDI News Outreach Postdoctoral Publication Research

University of Oxford researchers from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) and the Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with The 1928 Institute, have published a major new study on the impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s largest BME population.

Dayne Beccano-Kelly appointed World Parkinson Coalition Science Ambassador

Awards and Honours EDI News OPDC News Outreach Postdoctoral Wade-Martins Group News

The World Parkinson Coalition has brought in eight new Science Ambassadors to increase outreach to researchers ahead of their next major Congress.

Natalie Connor-Robson widens access to STEM skills with In2scienceUK

EDI News OPDC News Outreach Postdoctoral Wade-Martins Group News

OPDC Career Development Fellow Natalie Connor-Robson was first generation in her family to go to university and is now delighted to be sharing STEM career advice with students taking part in the In2scienceUK programme.

Black In Neuro Week: Dayne Beccano-Kelly on race, academia and research

EDI News Outreach Research

Black In Neuro Week 2020 is dedicated to celebrating black excellence in neuroscience related fields. Daily social media campaigns highlight key issues and amplify the voices of the Black In Neuro community - #NeuroRacism is the focus of Tuesday 28 July. OPDC Career Development Fellow in Neurobiology Dr Dayne Beccano-Kelly has shared his experience as a black professional working in Parkinson's research in a timely article published in Parkinson's Life.

Stories of Women in Neuroscience: Dr Kerry Walker

EDI News Integrative Neuroscience Outreach

Dr Kerry Walker is University Research Lecturer and principal investigator of the Walker group, a research team investigating how the activity of neurons in the brain gives rise to our perception of sound.

OPDC Researchers hit target for Parkinson's UK with 2.6 Challenge

EDI News OPDC News Outreach Wade-Martins Group News

Wade-Martins Lab members took part in the 2.6 challenge to raise vital funds for Parkinson's UK. Challenges included running for 2.6 miles, baking 26 cookies, 260 sit ups and 2600 steps.

Reporting on the first DPAG sponsored International Women's Day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

EDI News Outreach Postdoctoral Students

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.

Local school students engaged in exciting new careers mentoring programme

EDI News Outreach Postdoctoral Riley Group News

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.

Communicating the messages of extracellular vesicles to the wider public

Outreach Research Students

DPAG's Denis Noble has collaborated with Wood Group researchers in the Department of Paediatrics to produce innovative podcast talks on a prominent global platform, the Future Tech Podcast, following the successful DPAG hosted fourth annual Oxosome meeting. Following the release of the final podcast talk in February 2020, today we chart the story leading to these innovative pieces of public engagement.

Heidi de Wet answers the Big Question: Why do diets fail?

EDI News Outreach Research

It's a new year (and a new decade!) and many of us will be looking to turn over a new leaf when it comes to diet and lifestyle. But - as anyone who's tried one will know - diets are very difficult to stick to. In a new episode of the Big Questions podcast, Associate Professor Heidi de Wet answers "Why do diets fail?". She also provides some great tips for a healthier lifestyle along the way!

NIH-OxCam: a graduate student's journey to Oxford

EDI News Long Read OPDC News Outreach Students Wade-Martins Group News

Stewart Humble came to the Wade-Martins Lab at DPAG from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans during Michaelmas Term in October 2016 as part of the National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Programme (NIH-OxCam), an accelerated, individualised doctoral training programme, to help him make the transition to a Physician-Scientist career path. This opened up the world of basic science, translational research, and international collaboration. Over the summer of 2019, Stewart organised a lab symposium to encourage and inspire students from his home university to consider the opportunities available to them. This is the story of his journey to Oxford and what he has discovered here.

DPAG researchers engage the public at IF Oxford 2019

EDI News Mommersteeg Group News Outreach Postdoctoral

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 shine at the ARUK Oxford Network Dementia Research Day 2019

EDI News OPDC News Outreach Research Wade-Martins Group News

Dr Nora Bengoa-Verginory and Bryan Ng from the Wade-Martins Group were invited to deliver talks showcasing their research at the annual event from the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford network.

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