Understanding COVID-19 transmission, informing control
Tackling a previously unseen pathogen - like the one that causes COVID-19 - is like piecing together a puzzle. There are many different parameters to investigate before the pathogen can be fully understood, and before effective control measures can be put in place. So how do scientists go about solving the puzzle, and why is modelling so...
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...
Obesity and Diabetes research at Oxford
Obesity and diabetes are increasingly prevalent, and whilst the contributions of our lifestyles are well-known, other aspects of the conditions are less clear.
This fascinating series of podcasts highlight the work of Oxford scientists and clinicians to understand the underlying factors of lifestyle and metabolism, molecular and genetic...
Why do diets fail?
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 this episode of the Big Questions podcast, we ask Professor Heidi de Wet from the University of Oxford's Department of Physiology,...
Upcoming Event: Community Health Talks – Henley
Community Health Talks: Researching for a Healthier Body and Mind
Saturday 11 May 2013 - The Council Chamber, Henley Town Hall
Join the enthusiasts in public education from Oxford Health NHS FT, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford University for this interactive and informal lecture. The speakers will lead you on a...
Can we stop ageing?
We’re pretty obsessed with the concept of ageing. Ancient civilizations supposedly sought an ‘elixir of life’, and today many of us get hung up on finding a way to ‘younger looking skin’… But what’s the science behind ageing? What determines the life expectancy of a species and – time for the 'big question' – can we stop ageing? We ask Alison...
Dr. Tingting Zhu is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow and Member of Faculty within the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford. She is an Associate Research Fellow of St. Hilda's College and a Stipendiary Lecturer at Mansfield College.
ESA Business Incubation Centre Hackathon 2015
The theme for this event is ‘Well Being’.
We are looking for innovative ideas using space technology in a non-space application. This can include a variety of sectors such as: healthcare sport energy security
If you are an entrepreneur, innovator or problem solver, this is the event for you!
You will meet like minded...
National Institute for Health Reasearch Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Public Talk
The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre would like to invite you to attend their talk on Thursday 21 November 2013.
Dr Sophie Petit-Zeman, Director of Patient Involvement in Research will be giving an update on:
Title: Involving Patients in Medical Research