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Oxford academics honoured by the Royal Society

Award Chemistry Computer science MPLS

Five Oxford academics, including two from MPLS Division, are among fifty eminent scientists who have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society for their exceptional contributions to science.

Zoos and aquaria deliver missing information critical to sustaining biodiversity

Research Zoology

In an era of always-on information, it is surprising how little we know about key biological aspects of animal species worldwide. A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that fundamental pieces of information, such as fertility and survival rates - the building blocks of how populations persist - are missing from global data for more than 98 percent of known species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

British Instruments Reveal Secrets of Martian Sky


The first results from the ExoMars mission supported by the UK Space Agency reveal the effects of a massive, global dust storm on the Red Planet.

University announces involvement in 'Oxford Energy Superhub’ and ‘Local Energy Oxfordshire’ projects

Business and Industry Engineering

Projects aim to reduce emissions and improve public health by accelerating move to electric vehicles and decarbonised heating.

Oxford launches postgraduate summer access scheme

MPLS Medical science Outreach

Oxford University has announced its first graduate summer school programme: UNIQ+.

Groundbreaking scientific study maps out how to protect a third of the world’s oceans by 2030

Research Zoology

As governments meet at the UN to negotiate towards an historic Global Ocean Treaty, a groundbreaking study by leading marine biologists has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030, a target that scientists say is crucial in order to safeguard wildlife and to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The University of Oxford and the European Space Agency sign a new Letter of Intent

Business and Industry

A promise of collaboration has been signified over the next few years on a range of topics, reflecting the growth of the space sector in the UK and Europe.

Oxford researchers receive EU funding for ‘pioneering’ research projects

Award Chemistry Computer science Statistics Zoology

Nine Oxford academics, including five from MPLS, have received European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants to fund cutting-edge research projects that address some of today’s most pressing challenges.

UK launches National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity

Computer science Engineering

As part of the UK Government’s wider initiative to become a world leader in tackling cyber threats, today the UK launches a National Centre to provide a step-change in research associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

Engineering Science announces new Head of Department

Biomedical engineering Engineering

Professor Ronald A. Roy has been announced as the new Head of the Department of Engineering Science from September 2019

Gardens, Libraries and Museums commit to closer collaboration with University of Padua museums

General Maths

Oxford University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Padua's Centro di Ateneo per i Musei, which will strengthen collaboration between the two institutions.

Oxford students and Seychellois volunteers team up for an epic beach-clean mission

Materials science Plant sciences Zoology

A group of Oxford graduate students is spending five weeks taking part in the Aldabra Clean-Up Project – an ambitious collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF).

Oxford mathematician wins Gold at the House of Common's STEM for Britain competition

Award Chemistry Engineering Maths

This prestigious annual competition provides an opportunity for researchers to communicate their research to parliamentarians.

Courting bugs attract mates using an elastic 'snapping organ' for vibrational communication

Engineering Research Zoology

Planthopper bugs may be small, but they attract mates from afar by sending vibrational calls along plant stems and leaves using fast, rhythmic motions of their abdomen.

Enabling targeted interventions to reduce the burden of mosquito-borne diseases

Medical science Research Zoology

The global population at risk from mosquito-borne diseases - including yellow fever, Zika and dengue - is expanding with changes in the distribution of two key mosquitoes: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The spread of these species is largely driven by a combination of factors: human movements and climate change.

Oxford Sciences Innovation Plc appoints new CEO and Chairman; prepares for next phase of growth

Business and Industry Innovation and Enterprise MPLS

Oxford Sciences Innovation Plc (OSI) has announced two new Board-level appointments, with experienced technology entrepreneur Charles Conn joining as Chief Executive and former Google CFO Patrick Pichette joining as Chairman.

Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre to research rare diseases therapies

Medical science

The University of Oxford and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals have announced a new affiliation to advance therapies for rare diseases. The joint program combines capabilities to improve treatment options globally for patients with rare diseases.

Oxford scientists in community-led call for Government inquiry into funding policy impact on diversity in STEMM

Chemistry Engineering Equality and Diversity Materials science

Do science funding policies and cultures prevent UK science from attracting a diverse community of people? This important proposal was put to the Science and Technology Select Committee by over 200 UK scientists, including 15 from Oxford, and will be taken forward by the Government in 2019-20.

Discovery of a new pathway that may help develop more resilient crop varieties

Plant sciences Research

Researchers from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, have discovered a new biochemical pathway in plants which they have named CHLORAD.

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