The Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology
The Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology is a sub-division of the Department of Oncology at the University of Oxford; their aim is to raise cancer cure rates by engaging in clinical research and fundamental research into the biology of cancer.
Anomalies 1 - Tinnitus
Researcher Joshua Gold explains a condition called tinnitus, most often described as a persistent and annoying sound in one or both ears.
Tinnitus is surprisingly common, with about 10% of population suffering from it at some point in their lives, and yet it is poorly understood and there is currently no cure.
Learn about genetics research at the Nuffield Department of Medicine in identifying variants of genes that are causitive of conditions such as dyslexia, depression and cancer.
Follow the link below to access a series of lectures:
My research centres around how to monitor penguins and other marine predators in difficult environments such as Antarctica. Many of the most important environments on the planet are too data deficient to understand the changes occurring there, and the implications for global change, which in turn stalls effective management. I spend a lot of...
The United Kingdom – the first country to have a detailed map of the genetic distribution of its people
The United Kingdom boasts a colourful history of wars, invasions, and both immigration and emigration of many, many different people. Archaelogists and historians can tell us much about how the Romans, Vikings, Normans and many others impacted the lives of the...
Weatherall Annual Lectures about molecular genetics, haematology, pathology and clinical medicine.
Access the back catalogue of the annual Weatherall lecture series, named in honour of Sir David Weatherall, Physician and Medical researcher focussing on molecular genetics, haematology, pathology and clinical medicine. Past topics have included the work on developing vaccines for malaria, ebola and HIV. Click the link below:
How do you fight malaria in the back of a van?
Just one mosquito bite is enough to infect someone with malaria. Tackling this serious – sometimes fatal – subtropical disease is a key priority for the World Health Organisation; but how can we move forward in the fight against it? Specifically, how could a small team of researchers, taking to the roads in a custom-built ‘Landrover Lab’, help...
Alison is an Associate Professor in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Oxford where she leads a research team working on the genetics of the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans. Her current work concerns molecular mechanisms of cell fate determination and morphogenesis during C. elegans development, as well as research on...
A list of useful links for teachers to online resources on genetics and genomics
Follow the link below to access a list of links to some fantastic teaching materials on genetics and genomics: