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.
Download a human skeleton activity
Did you know that there are over 200 bones in a human skeleton? This worksheet is a great introduction to how we have so many bones, and how they work together to allow us to move!
Can we diagnose heart attacks faster?
With one person admitted to hospital every 5 minutes in the UK because of a heart attack, the ability to diagnose and treat them quickly is vital. In this episode of the ‘Big Questions’ podcast, find out how Dr Tingting Zhu is using a machine learning algorithm, trained on 15,000 ECGs, to diagnose heart attacks faster, potentially eliminating...
There's no place like home 2 - The People of the British Isles
Bruce Winney describes the influx of humans to the British Isles, including the Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. By comparing and contrasting the genetic make-up of patients, researchers can explore how genetics can influence disease.
The data can also reveal how much of an effect early settlers had on the population of today.
Conserving nature – it’s not just about the animals...
Why is it important to conserve biodiversity?
Nature and biological diversity (biodiversity) are integral to our survival and provides us with essential services. For example, nutrient recycling supports plant production, forests provide food and materials, and oceans regulate our climate. Nature even defines our beliefs and cultural...
When people think of conservation, they often think that it is about saving species. Whilst this is partly true, conservation is actually much more than that. Conservation involves efforts that protect and sustain everything from the genes that make up a species, to the habitats in which they live.
I first became interested in neuroscience as an undergraduate student. I discovered a lecture called “Introduction to Neurophysiology” and was completely swept away. The lecturer was a huge advocate for hands-on, lab-based tutorials which meant that I was learning how to do electrophysiology recordings from actual neurons in the first week of...
I am the Professor of Applied Statistics in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford. I am also Professor of Statistical Epidemiology in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London. At Imperial I am also Associate Director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis and Deputy...
Saturday Spotlight Talks at the Pitt Rivers Museum
The Saturday Spotlight Talks over at Pitt Rivers are a programme of events focusing on the displays and their relevance today; find out more about the collections, meet curators, hear specialist speakers, or join in workshops. Suitable for adults and older children.
What does my family want to know about coronavirus?
Coronavirus has been hitting the headlines since late 2019, and is now at the forefront of many people’s minds. We have a lot of questions, and it can be difficult to find answers. In this episode of the Big Questions podcast, Emily is asking her family what *they* would like to know about coronavirus, and Prof Christl Donnelly (an expert in...
Should we trust scientists?
We’re living in extraordinary times, where graphs and statistics are splashed across newspaper front pages, and misinformation is rife. How do we know which sources of information are reliable? How do scientific researchers go from having an idea to publishing their findings, and advising on policy? In this week’s episode of the ‘Big Questions...