European Research Council grant success for MPLS researchers

European Research Council grant success for MPLS researchers

Award Chemistry Earth sciences

Three researchers in MPLS departments have been awarded prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants.

Oxford unveils plans for new graduate college

Oxford unveils plans for new graduate college

MPLS

The University of Oxford today announces initial proposals for the location, character and provisional leadership of a new graduate college.

Zoology researcher Dr Jennifer Lucey awarded a NERC Early Career Impact Award

Zoology researcher Dr Jennifer Lucey awarded a NERC Early Career Impact Award

Award Zoology

At a time when the environmental footprint of food production is of concern to many, Dr Lucey has dedicated her career to reducing the damaging effect that deforestation for commodities such as palm oil can have on biodiversity in the tropics.

New report calls for cultural shift in use of patient data by NHS and health technology companies

New report calls for cultural shift in use of patient data by NHS and health technology companies

Biomedical engineering Engineering Medical science

A radical culture change in the NHS and across the health data and medical technology community is needed to ensure the NHS can deliver the benefits of new health technologies, says a new report co-authored by a University of Oxford scientist.

Oxford ranked first in world for Computer Science and Engineering

Oxford ranked first in world for Computer Science and Engineering

Award Computer science Engineering MPLS

The University of Oxford has become the first UK institution to top the Times Higher Education Computer Science and Engineering and Technology global subject rankings.

Leading Scientist appointed as Rosalind Franklin Institute Director

Leading Scientist appointed as Rosalind Franklin Institute Director

Research

The Rosalind Franklin Institute, a new national Institute for life sciences, has announced that Professor James Naismith will become its first director. The Institute, funded through UK Research and Innovation, will develop novel interdisciplinary technologies drawing on engineering and physical sciences to advance the life sciences.

Marsquakes’ mission successfully lands on Red Planet

Marsquakes’ mission successfully lands on Red Planet

Physics

A mission to Mars which carries instruments co-designed by Oxford scientists, has successfully landed and will soon begin the first study of the heart of the planet.

Oxford’s first overseas research centre for physical science and engineering opens in China

Oxford’s first overseas research centre for physical science and engineering opens in China

MPLS

The Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research, known as OSCAR, opened last week in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in eastern China.

New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

Chemistry Medical science Research

Researchers have developed a new technique to analyse cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionise the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases.

Structural study of antibiotic opens the way for new TB treatments

Structural study of antibiotic opens the way for new TB treatments

Chemistry Medical science Research

New analysis of the structure and function of the naturally-occurring antimicrobial agent tunicamycin has revealed ways to produce new, safe antibiotics for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other disease-causing bacteria.

DeepMind scholarships to encourage wider participation in computer science

DeepMind scholarships to encourage wider participation in computer science

Computer science Equality and Diversity Funding

Leading British artificial intelligence company DeepMind has made a generous gift in support of graduate students studying computer science at Oxford.

Oxford iGEM team wins gold medal for fifth year running

Oxford iGEM team wins gold medal for fifth year running

Award Chemistry Engineering Medical science Plant sciences Zoology

The 2018 Undergraduate Oxford iGEM team have just returned from Boston with a Gold medal and the award for Best Therapeutics Project along with three other award nominations.

Researchers identify negative impacts of cyber attacks

Researchers identify negative impacts of cyber attacks

Computer science Research

Cyber-security researchers have identified a total of at least 57 different ways in which cyber-attacks can have a negative impact on individuals, businesses and even nations, ranging from threats to life, causing depression, regulatory fines or disrupting daily activities.

New Caledonian crows can create tools from multiple parts

New Caledonian crows can create tools from multiple parts

Research Zoology

An international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Oxford has revealed that New Caledonian crows are able to create tools by combining two or more otherwise non-functional elements, an ability so far observed only in humans and great apes.

Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history

Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history

Zoology

A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in ancient poo.

Discover how #OxfordAI is helping change the world

Discover how #OxfordAI is helping change the world

Research

The University of Oxford have launched a campaign dedicated to Oxford AI research to highlight the breadth of Oxford’s research and innovation.

More big companies commit to addressing environmental impacts

More big companies commit to addressing environmental impacts

Research Zoology

Some of the world’s biggest private sector companies are committing to address their environmental impacts and factoring biodiversity into their sustainability reports, according to new Oxford University research.

Bold male birds fall faster and harder for their partners

Bold male birds fall faster and harder for their partners

MPLS Zoology

Research from Oxford University has revealed that bold male birds focus on forming strong relationships with their future breeding partners while shy male birds play the field.

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