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Oxford University staff and students consulted on race equality proposals

Equality and Diversity

The University’s Race Equality Task Force has outlined a set of proposed measures aiming to address the under-representation of racial minorities at all levels across the University.

Moving conferences online: lessons learned

Biology Research Zoology

New research from the University of Oxford, in collaboration with 15 other institutions and NGOs around the globe, outlines the opportunities and challenges associated with organising virtual meetings.

Six early career Oxford academics win £100,000 Philip Leverhulme prizes

Award Earth sciences Physics

Six young academics from across the University of Oxford have today been given Philip Leverhulme prizes – the largest number awarded to researchers of any university.

How is climate changing our weather?

Climate Zoology

In the run-up to Glasgow, 10 leading Oxford climate researchers including Professors Myles Allen, Lavanya Rajamani and Nathalie Seddon, have been asked to record their concerns and hopes for the November conference.

Oxford ranked first in the world for Computer Science

Computer science Engineering

For the fourth year running the University of Oxford has been ranked first in the world for Computer Science in the Times Higher Education 2022 World University Rankings.

Turing Fellowships for over 30 Oxford academics

AI and data science Award Computer science Earth sciences Engineering Maths Statistics

Thirty-three University of Oxford researchers have been named Turing Fellows for the 2021/22 academic year. 23 of the fellows come from MPLS departments.

New research provides compelling evidence of the connection between AMR surgical-site infections and arthropods

Antimicrobial resistance Chemistry Medical science Research Zoology

AMR could render many of the current mainstay and last-resort antibiotics useless, resulting in many more deaths from previously treatable infections. In 2019, a UN report estimated that drug-resistant microbes could lead to ten million deaths per year, and cost the world $100trn, by 2050.

Oxford University’s Robotics Institute win prestigious international exploration challenge

AI and data science Award Engineering

Robotics researchers from the Oxford Robotics Institute in the Department of Engineering Science have contributed to the winning team, Team CERBERUS, at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge - coming away with the top prize of $2m.

New research links tree health to how birds respond to climate change

Biology Climate Research Zoology

New research has revealed that shifts in the timing of egg laying by great tits in response to climate change vary markedly between breeding sites within the same woodland and that this variation is linked to the health of nearby oak trees.

The physics behind a water bear's lumbering gait

Physics Research

Recent research (joint between the University of Oxford, Rockefeller University, and Princeton University) has found that the way tardigrades coordinate their 'walking' motion mirrors the stepping patterns of larger panarthropods such as stick insects and spiders.

Apollo 17 mission helps Oxford research the shape of the Moons magnetic field

Earth sciences Research Space

Rock samples collected during the final manned mission to the Moon have turned out to be critical for a study nearly 50 years later.

Peering into the Moon's permanently shadowed regions with AI

AI and data science Computer science Research

The Moon’s polar regions are home to craters and other depressions that never receive sunlight. Permanently shadowed lunar craters contain water ice but are difficult to image. An AI algorithm now provides sharper images, allowing us to see into them with high resolution for the first time.

From punk rock to plants: Robert Scotland argues we need hard science to 'save' the natural world

Biology Food security & biodiversity Plant sciences Research

Professor Scotland has spent more than three decades at Oxford on painstaking research, in the tradition of Darwin and other monographers, working out the taxonomy of plant species to discover what exists, where are they found and how are they related.

CO2 removal is essential to achieving net zero

Climate Earth sciences Physics Zoology

An article by Dr Steve Smith, executive director of the Oxford Net Zero Initiative and the CO2RE hub, which is focussed on greenhouse gas removal.

University of Oxford Launches Podium Analytics Institute for Youth Sports Medicine and Technology

Biomedical engineering Medical science Physical sciences underpinning health

Oxford University has been selected as the home of the new Podium Analytics Institute for Youth Sports Medicine and Technology. This will be the world’s first academic Institute focused on young athletes’ safety and lifelong health.

Seibu Lions - Save the Disappearing Wild Lions Project

Biology Zoology

A partnership between the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) in the Department of Zoology and the Saitama Seibu Lions, a popular professional baseball team in Japan, is realising the team's commitment to support lion conservation, in recognition of the important role of their mascot and namesake, the Lion.

A unique international ‘zoom’ collaboration to develop treatments for COVID-19

COVID-19 Chemistry Research Statistics

An international collaboration of 29 scientists around the world has focused on understanding how SARS-COV-2 makes its worker proteins at the molecular level in order to develop novel antiviral drugs that block their production.

Troubled waters: How global marine wildlife protection can undermine fishing communities

Biology Food security & biodiversity Research Zoology

New research led by the University of Oxford, published in Conservation Letters, has examined the conflict between small-scale fisheries and marine mammals, using the experience of fisheries on the west coast of South America to highlight a worldwide issue.

How Oxford University research is helping feed the world in the 21st century

Biology Food security & biodiversity Plant sciences Research

New research published recently in the journal eLife sheds fresh light on plant chloroplasts, and the proteins inside them. The regulation of chloroplast proteins is important for plant development and stress acclimation and is increasingly significant as plants are having to respond to changing environments.

Eight Oxford researchers win top UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Award Chemistry Engineering Materials science Maths Physics

Five of the new Fellows are from MPLS Division. The Fellowships have been created by UKRI to help develop the next wave of world-class research and innovation leaders in academia and business.

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