Oxford - A place for medical innovation - Professor Keith Channon
To mark the NHS’s 70th anniversary, NIHR Oxford BRC’s Director Prof Keith Channon outlines the importance of Oxford in the history of medical research and how the city’s hospitals and the University’s medical school have worked together to benefit NHS patients. As well as looking at some landmark medical breakthroughs, Prof Channon will also explore some of the world-leading research that Oxford-based researchers are currently working on. To find out more about the work of the Oxford BRC please click here: https://oxfordbrc.nihr.ac.uk/
Therapeutics, Small Molecules and Biologics Technology Showcase 2018
On 13 June, NIHR Oxford BRC staged its 2018 Technology Showcase at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, with the theme Therapeutics, Small Molecules and Biologics. The event, organised jointly by the NIHR Oxford BRC, the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Oxford University Innovation, attracted a host of leading academics, clinicians and investors to discuss the most exciting commercial opportunities and projects in areas such as small molecule discovery, vaccines, experimental medicine and novel modalities. If you would like to find out more, please click on the links below; https://oxfordbrc.nihr.ac.uk/ https://www.oxfordahsn.org/ https://innovation.ox.ac.uk/
Dr Carolyn Day - Consumptive Chic BRC public talk on tuberculosis 17 May 2018
BRC public talk on tuberculosis 17 May 2018 Dr Carolyn A. Day, Associate Professor of History at Furman University and author of Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease (London: Bloomsbury, 2017). During the first half of the 19th century, there was a tubercular moment in which cultural ideas about beauty increasingly intertwined with the disease process of tuberculosis to allow for the ravages of the illness to be presented in an aesthetically pleasing light. As a result, there was a dynamic interaction between fashion and disease, one that defined beauty practices and fashion in Britain during the period.
Dr Tim Walker - Tackling the TB pandemic by reading its DNA
BRC public talk on tuberculosis 17 May 2018 Dr Tim Walker, Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, on Tackling the TB pandemic by reading its DNA. Dr Walker explains how the study of TB genetics is changing the way we diagnose and treat the disease, and how it might help control the spread of TB. But can it help eliminate the disease completely?
Dr Philip Fowler - Enlisting citizen scientists to help classify M tuberculosis strains
BRC public talk on tuberculosis 17 May 2018 Dr Philip Fowler, Senior Researcher, Modernising Medical Microbiology, University of Oxford, on Enlisting citizen scientists to help classify M. tuberculosis strains. BashTheBug.net is a Citizen Science project that invites everyone to help us measure how well a large number of M. tuberculosis strains grow when exposed to different concentrations of 14 different antibiotics. It was launched on the Zooniverse platform in April 2017 and since then over 10,000 people have done over 750,000 classifications helping us build an accurate and consistent picture of how genetic variation confers resistance to different antibiotics.
New developments in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s research
Clare Mackay, Professor of Imaging Neuroscience and Masud Husain, Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience are senior researchers at the National Institute for Health Research’s Biomedical Research Centres in Oxford. In this accessible and informative public talk they will explore the latest research into the debilitating neurodegenerative disorders Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. They will show how cutting edge research is: increasing our knowledge of the mechanisms causing these disorders, offering the prospect of earlier diagnosis and supporting the development of potential new therapies to slow the progression of the disease.
Dr Najib Rahman on respiratory medicine
Dr Rahman is Clinical Director of the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit. Here he discusses the challenges of respiratory medicine in the UK.
Is dieting really worth it? - Professor Susan Jebb
Is dieting really worth it? January is peak season for dieting. Almost half of adults polled last year had a New Year resolution to lose weight. But few of these good intentions last, because dieting is hard work. While we struggle to balance all the other demands in our busy lives, it’s reasonable to ask: Is dieting really worth it? Professor Susan Jebb addresses this question based on research conducted in the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. Explaining new research showing that doctors could help more people to successfully lose weight and outline the latest thinking on crash diets. She examines the evidence on the health benefits of losing weight and why even short-term diets may be good for you in the long-term. This talk as part of Obesity Awareness Week.
Diabetes, Fat and Sugar - Behind the Headlines - Ioannis Spiliotis
Dr Ioannis Spiliotis, Clinical Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, will examine what the causes of diabetes could be and explore the discoveries that have shaped our understanding of this disease.
The benefits of recruiting patients to the 100,000 Genomes Project
Video for clinical researchers on the benefits of recruiting their patients to the 100,000 Genomes Project. The video features Professor Kassim Javaid of the University of Oxford, who is the national lead for the Musculoskeletal domain of the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP), and Dr Ed Blair, consultant Clinical Geneticist and Clinical Director of the Oxford NHS Genomic Medicine Centre, one of the 13 centres in England working to implement the 100,000 Genomes Project. In their discussion, Ed and Kassim explain the 100,000 Genomes Project and its aims, with a focus on how it can benefit patients with musculoskeletal disorders and generate important data to help medical research in this field. To find out more information, visit https://www.genomicsengland.co.uk
Fantastically Beastly Headaches and How to Cure Them - Zameel Cader
Professor Zameel Cader, Director of the Oxford Headache Centre and Director of Oxford StemBANCC, which stores stem cells for drug testing, talks about headaches. Headaches are anything but fantastic for millions of sufferers. Their impact on people’s lives is often not understood and all too easily dismissed by others. But why do some people get crippling headaches and what is currently thought to cause them? There are many exciting discoveries that are finally paving the way for new treatments that may be truly fantastic. This talk, which took place on Thursday 12 October at the john Radcliffe Hospital, was hosted by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands, which are funded by the Department of Health to support research in the NHS.
Prof Ian Pavord asthma video
Our Respiratory Theme Lead, Prof Ian Pavord explains why we need a sea-change in the way that asthma is diagnosed, categorised and treated. Prof Pavord is co-chair of a special Lancet Commission on asthma, which says that progress in treating the condition has stagnated over the past 10 years, despite recent breakthroughs, such as the use of biomarkers, which can deliver more precise and targeted treatment.
Unobtrusive monitoring of sleep and circadian rhythms at home - Professor Maarten de Vos
Professor Maarten de Vos - Associate Professor in Engineering Science, University of Oxford. Unobtrusive monitoring of sleep and circadian rhythms at home. From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.
Mobile phone-based six-minute walk test app - Dr Dario Salvi
Dr Dario Salvi - PostDoc researcher at University of Oxford. Mobile phone-based six-minute walk test. From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.
Gait crashers, monitoring activity and movement in the wild - Professor Helen Dawes
Professor Helen Dawes - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. Gait crashers, monitoring activity and movement in the wild. From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.
Expert Panel Discussion and closing remarks
Expert Panel Discussion and closing remarks Chair: Professor Keith Channon - Director, NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Panel: Mr Peter Knight - Chief Information and Digital Officer, Oxford University Hospitals Professor Gary Ford - CEO, Oxford AHSN Professor Chris Chamberlain - VP Head Experimental Medicine and Diagnostics, UCB Professor Hugh Watkins - Radcliffe Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford. From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.
Strategic Digital Health Solutions for Pathway Innovations - Peter Knight
Mr Peter Knight - Chief Information and Digital Officer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Strategic Digital Health Solutions for Pathway Innovations. From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.
Real-world data-driven dynamic patient engagement - Dr Karl Surmacz
Dr Karl Surmacz - Principal Data Scientist at McLaren Applied Technologies Real-world data-driven dynamic patient engagement. From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.
SEND: A digital patient safety system - Dr Tim Bonnici
Dr Tim Bonnici - Clinical lecturer, The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) SEND A digital patient safety system. From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.
Wearables: from consumer devices to healthcare products? - Professor Lionel Tarassenko
Professor Lionel Tarassenko - Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Oxford Wearables: from consumer devices to healthcare products? From the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technology Showcase on 27/6/17 at the Said Business School, Oxford.