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Professor Donal Bradley awarded the E-MRS 2019 Jan Czochralski Award

Professor Donal Bradley awarded the E-MRS 2019 Jan Czochralski Award

Award Engineering MPLS Physics

This award is in recognition of Professor Bradley's achievements in the field of Advanced Materials Science.

University announces design team and funding for new science building

University announces design team and funding for new science building

Medical science Plant sciences Zoology

Oxford University has today announced the design team and funding arrangements for a major new building.

Centuries-old population movements revealed in fine-scale genetic map of the Iberian Peninsula

Centuries-old population movements revealed in fine-scale genetic map of the Iberian Peninsula

Medical science Research Statistics

A new study into the genetic makeup of over 1,400 individuals from across Spain has shown that the genetic patterns in modern individuals were shaped by population movements over the past 1,000 years. It also showed that in some regions, there are discernible patterns of genetic differences even between individuals living as close as 10km apart.

New Centre for Doctoral Training in Inorganic Synthesis

New Centre for Doctoral Training in Inorganic Synthesis

Chemistry Engineering Materials science Physics Research

The Oxford Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (OxICFM CDT) is a new £10.4m EPSRC-funded centre which will train the next generation of synthesis scientists.

Oxford University signs universal flu vaccine development deal with US startup BWV

Oxford University signs universal flu vaccine development deal with US startup BWV

Business and Industry Research Zoology

Oxford University, through its innovation arm Oxford University Innovation (OUI), has entered into an option agreement for a universal influenza vaccine with US-based startup Blue Water Vaccines (BWV), which is raising $15m to support development of the flu shot.

Waters west of Europe drive ocean overturning, key for regulating climate

Waters west of Europe drive ocean overturning, key for regulating climate

Earth sciences Physics

A new international study finds that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, a deep- ocean process that plays a key role in regulating Earth’s climate, is primarily driven by cooling waters west of Europe.

Famous freak wave recreated in lab mirrors Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’

Famous freak wave recreated in lab mirrors Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’

Engineering Research

A team of researchers based at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have recreated for the first time the famous Draupner freak wave measured in the North Sea in 1995.

NICE approves machine perfusion of livers for transplantation in the NHS

NICE approves machine perfusion of livers for transplantation in the NHS

Biomedical engineering Engineering Medical science

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved the use in the NHS of ex-vivo machine perfusion for preservation of livers donated for transplants.

Fruit fly promiscuity alters the evolutionary forces on males

Fruit fly promiscuity alters the evolutionary forces on males

Zoology

Researchers in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University have demonstrated for the first time what effect female fruit flies having multiple partners has on sexual selection - before and after mating. Sexual selection is the branch of natural selection concerned with obtaining mates and fertility, rather than survival.

Oxford researchers honoured in Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Oxford researchers honoured in Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Award Chemistry Medical science

Two scientists from Oxford University, including one from MPLS Division, are among the laureates and finalists of the 2019 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom, announced today by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.

A century and a half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future

A century and a half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future

Earth sciences Physics Research

Due to a scarcity of data, most global estimates of ocean warming start only in the 1950s. However, a team of scientists at the University of Oxford has now succeeded in reconstructing ocean temperature change from 1871 to 2017.

New Year's Honours 2019

New Year's Honours 2019

Award Earth sciences

Congratulations to Sir Alex Halliday who has been knighted for services to Science and Innovation...

Latest step towards world’s largest telescope that will observe ‘first stars and galaxies ever formed’

Latest step towards world’s largest telescope that will observe ‘first stars and galaxies ever formed’

Physics

A cutting-edge instrument developed by scientists at the University of Oxford has passed critical tests and gained a powerful adaptive optics system.

The Alan Turing Institute gets £48 million government funding boost

The Alan Turing Institute gets £48 million government funding boost

Computer science Maths

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today announced funding for two major new research programmes in artificial intelligence, both led in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute, to spearhead new cutting-edge data science and artificial intelligence research.

World-leading experimental quantum physicist joins Oxford's Quantum Materials Group

World-leading experimental quantum physicist joins Oxford's Quantum Materials Group

Materials science Physics Research

Professor Séamus Davis has been appointed to spearhead a pioneering research programme to study Quantum Materials for Quantum Technology, in a joint appointment between University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Oxford.

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.

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