24 March 2021
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.
21 January 2021
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.
22 September 2020
The World Parkinson Coalition has brought in eight new Science Ambassadors to increase outreach to researchers ahead of their next major Congress.
14 August 2020
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.
28 July 2020
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.
30 April 2020
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.
23 April 2020
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.
2 April 2020
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.
2 March 2020
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.
3 January 2020
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!
29 October 2019
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.
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.
2 August 2019
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.
18 July 2019
UNIQ is open to students studying in their first year of further education, who are based at UK state schools or colleges. The Summer School provides an opportunity for students to receive first-hand experience of life at university, meet like-minded people and gain a deeper understanding of a subject that interests them.
26 June 2019
The Department hosted a special public understanding of science lecture, the Sherrington Prize Lecture, delivered by Dr Jennifer Doudna FRS on Tuesday 25 June. Dr Doudna outlined research into CRISPR-cas9 gene editing to a captivated audience including graduate students and local sixth form Biology students.
19 June 2019
Ketones are billed as the alternative energy source in the athletic world. With Tour de France 2019 just round the corner, this week Professor Kieran Clarke features on the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast to answer the question: why are professional cyclists using ketones?
24 May 2019
DPAG sponsored a hit "Our Body" night for Pint of Science 2019 with well received talks from Prof Ana Domingos and Prof Samira Lakhal-Littleton.