27 March 2020
Serologic tests are blood tests that look for antibodies in your blood, and would allow scientists to decipher what fraction of the British public have already had COVID-19 and recovered, and provide an improved estimate of the number remaining at risk of serious illness.
23 March 2020
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics is addressing ways to increase the UK’s capacity for ventilator manufacture.
18 March 2020
Scientists from the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) have developed a rapid testing technology for the novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The team, led by Prof. Zhanfeng Cui and Prof. Wei Huang, have been working to improve test capabilities as the virus spreads internationally.
17 March 2020
Lucy Woodall from the Department of Zoology writes about the “First Descent: Midnight Zone” deep-sea scientific mission in the Indian Ocean, in an article from The Conversation.
13 March 2020
Study explores role of human induced climate change in the 2019–2020 South-Eastern Australian bushfire season.
9 March 2020
Research in the Department of Engineering Science finds that the genes that help you smell could also be assisting the spread of colon cancer.
Carbon capture and storage has stalled needlessly – three reasons why fears of CO₂ leakage are overblown
4 March 2020
Stephanie Flude (Department of Earth Sciences) and Juan Alcade (Earth Sciences, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera) discuss how to keep sequestered CO₂ locked away underground, in an article published on The Conversation.
25 February 2020
Professor Simon Benjamin, Professor of Quantum Technologies at the University of Oxford, has today been appointed Deputy Director for Research at the National Quantum Computing Centre.
24 February 2020
In an article first published on the Conversation, Professor Bill David in the Department of Chemistry writes about a Royal Society report that shows producing zero-carbon green ammonia could cut global carbon emissions by almost 2%.
24 February 2020
Researchers from the University of Oxford have discovered that the Himalayan wolf is a unique wolf characteristically adapted to the harsh life in the Asian high altitudes where low oxygen levels challenge all life forms.
19 February 2020
The University of Oxford has been awarded £5.5 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), as part of a £27 million investment in seven High Performance Computing (HPC) services.
17 February 2020
What do a mathematician, an epidemiologist, a vaccine developer, a protein crystallographer and a whole bevy of immunologists and infectious disease specialists have in common? Answer: they’re just some of the Oxford University researchers coming together to fight the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
12 February 2020
MPLS Impact Awards aim to recognise and reward researchers at all career stages, for research that has had, or will have significant social or economic impact.
12 February 2020
Eleanor Stride has taken an unconventional path to becoming one of Britain’s leading scientists. She tells Sarah Whitebloom how she moved from dance to design and onto biomedical science, but being a 'woman in science' is not one of the identities she seeks.
11 February 2020
Researchers at the University of Oxford and Programa Tatô have developed a catchy way to reach communities on the island of São Tomé, in West Africa.
5 February 2020
An article by Guillermo Navalon, Department of Zoology, about Darwin’s finches, among the most celebrated examples of adaptive radiation in the evolution of modern vertebrates.
4 February 2020
Researchers at the University of Oxford have led a large collaboration to map the global distribution of nCoV-2019, commonly known as the Coronavirus.
30 January 2020
Citizen science project Planet Hunters TESS (part of Oxford's Zooniverse platform) proved its worth when its army of volunteers discovered an exoplanet – a planet beyond our own Solar System – that computer algorithms had missed.