The Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network
The Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) is an agency that attempts to track, understand, and combat drug-resistant malaria.
By collecting data about where and to what extent malaria strains are capable of resisting the drugs that combat them, WWARN hopes to stay one step ahead of the evolution of the virus; they can assess...
Scratching the surface of allergic reactions
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...
How do you solve a problem like anaemia?
Anaemia is a condition where sufferers have a reduced number of functional red blood cells. It is a global problem which affects over 270 million pre-school children worldwide, the majority of whom are from low and middle-income...
Emilia Cecylia Skirmuntt
I always was interested in science and biology which resulted in me doing a bachelors degree in Animal genetics at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, and two Masters degrees - one in Biomedical Sciences (University of Westminster) and one in Forensic Medical Sciences (Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry). However, ...
Are bats superheroes or villains?
The Big Questions podcast is back with a new series, and we start with a special Halloween edition! Join University of Oxford evolutionary virologist Emilia Skirmuntt as we learn all about the weird and wonderful world of bats, and ask the question 'Are bats superheroes or villains?'
Our immune system - the battle within
If we could travel inside our body, shrinking down to a cellular level, we could see how amazing our immune system really is.
Epidemics and Vaccines
Vaccines save millions of lives each year, but many of the world's worse diseases remain difficult to prevent. Learn about the research being conducted at the Nuffield Department of Medicine to develop new vaccines and improved delivery strategies in order to tackle diseases such as TB and Hepatitis C. Click the link below to access...
Learn about Malaria research at Oxford
Learn about malaria research at the Nuffield Department of Medicine with podcasts from the researchers themselves. Find out how researchers aim to improve treatment of what is the major contributer to child mortality in many parts of the world - through improved diagnosis, vaccines and treatments. Click the link below:
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...