23 June 2021
A collaboration of biologists, chemists and physicists from the Universities of Oxford (UK) and Oldenburg (Germany) have been accumulating evidence that the magnetic sense in night migratory birds, such as the European robin, is based on a specific light‐sensitive protein in the eye.
18 May 2021
This is a new post, which will work in support of the priorities in the University Strategic Plan 2018-2023 and the Knowledge Exchange Strategy, around innovation and entrepreneurship.
14 May 2021
The University of Oxford joins a major new collaboration with academia and industry to use sustainable chemical technologies to accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.
19 January 2021
Ineos, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, and the University of Oxford are launching a new world-leading institute to combat the growing global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which currently causes an estimated 1.5 million excess deaths each year.
9 December 2020
European Research Council grants worth more than €16.3 million have been awarded to University of Oxford researchers for a range of cutting-edge projects.
Major Chemistry Sponsor forms New Public/Private Partnership to help manufacture and distribute Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine
20 October 2020
Leading lights at Oxford University paved the way towards Oxford’s goal of global, rapid and equitable access to a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine by facilitating an innovative public-private agreement for the manufacture and distribution of Oxford’s vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19.
16 October 2020
The Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) in the US has announced five winners of its inaugural UK Rare Disease Scholar Award competition.
13 October 2020
Currently, most of the 4.9 billion tonnes of plastics ever produced will end up in landfills or the natural environment, and this number is expected to increase to around 12 billion tonnes by 2050.
28 September 2020
Scientists from the Nuffield Department of Medicine have evaluated LamPORE, a novel diagnostic platform for detecting SARS-CoV-2 RNA. LamPORE was developed by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, a spin-out company from the Department of Chemistry, and has the potential to analyse thousands of samples per day on a single instrument.
24 September 2020
A team of scientists at the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Oxford University, led by Professor Ben Davis and Professor Veronique Gouverneur, have created a light-activated system that allows new side-chains to be grafted on to proteins, paving the way for a host of applications in areas such as drug development or vaccines.
4 August 2020
Professor Bryan Birch (Mathematical Institute), Professor Ben Davis (Department of Chemistry) and Professor George Smith (Department of Materials) have all received Royal Society 2020 medals or prizes.
9 July 2020
Professor Charlotte Deane in the Department of Statistics was one of a panel of experts contributing to the RSC report, which sets out a vision for how digital technologies will enable and accelerate scientific discovery and solutions to global challenges.
9 October 2019
Professor John B Goodenough from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work at Oxford University that made possible the development of lithium-ion batteries.
Physicist behind new quantum phenomena and T-ray detection of cancer receives highest Institute of Physics accolade
5 July 2019
Professor Sir Michael Pepper, visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Institute of Physics (IOP) Isaac Newton Medal and Prize - given for world-leading contributions to physics. Professors Ian Shipsey and Alexander Schekochihin in the Department of Physics have also received IOP awards.