Professor Chris Buckley joins the Kennedy Institute as Director of Clinical Research

Department

Moving to the University of Oxford with the Arthritis Therapy Acceleration Programme (A-TAP) will help accelerate the discovery of new treatments for inflammatory diseases.

Behind enemy lines: research finds a new ally in the fight against cardiovascular disease hidden within the vessel wall itself

Research

A new study reveals the existence of a powerful ally in the fight against cardiovascular disease, a protective subset of vascular macrophages expressing the C-type lectin receptor CLEC4A2, a molecule which fosters "good" macrophage behaviour within the vessel wall.

New Oxford-Zeiss Centre of Excellence opens at the University of Oxford

Department General

The Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology and the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine announce the launch of the Oxford-Zeiss Centre of Excellence, providing state-of-the-art imaging technologies to lead future discoveries in global health and disease.

HOPE-c opens up for recruitment

Researchers in the Centre for OA Pathogenesis Versus Arthritis at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and Imperial College London are looking to recruit adults with painful hand osteoarthritis for an observational study to help uncover why people living with the condition experience different patterns of pain.

Fiona Powrie honoured by British Society for Immunology

Awards

Fiona Powrie was one of four researchers from the University of Oxford recognised for their outstanding contributions to immunology with Honorary Lifetime Membership of the British Society for Immunology.

The Kennedy Institute scoops sustainability award

Awards Department

A new roof extension was awarded the 2021 Green Award for Sustainability by the Oxford Preservation Trust alongside a Certificate in the New Building category.

Fiona Powrie appointed new Deputy Chair of Wellcome’s Board of Governors

Department

Fiona Powrie, Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford has been selected as the next Deputy Chair of Wellcome’s Board of Governors.

A drug being trialled to treat cancer, could be the key to reducing gut inflammation

Publication Research

Published in Nature Communications, a new study reveals a new signalling pathway behind macrophage inflammatory activity

Single-cell ancestry vaccine research funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Funding

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has provided $2 million in funding to investigate how our ancestry and diversity influence the way that vaccines work in our cells.

Large genetic study suggests shared biological processes cause irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety

Research

An international study of more than 50,000 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has revealed that IBS symptoms may be caused by the same biological processes as conditions such as anxiety. The research highlights the close relationship between brain and gut health and paves the way for development of new treatments.

New therapeutic targets identified to treat inflammatory bowel disease

Publication Research

Millions of patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are given fresh hope as a new study shows why some of them do not respond to current treatments.

Oxford-Bristol Myers Squibb Fellowships awarded to NDORMS researchers

Awards

Researchers from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology have been awarded fellowships as part of the Oxford-Bristol Myers Squibb Fellowship Programme. Among six researchers from across NDORMS, the programme provides them with an opportunity to gain exposure to the field of commercial drug discovery and development.

Labelling proteins through the diet gives new insights into how collagen-rich tissues change as we age

Research oacentre

A new study, published in eLife, uses advanced tissue analysis technology to show how the incorporation of new proteins changes in bone and cartilage with age.

Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship awarded to Inhye Park

Funding

Inhye Park has been awarded a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to research the biology of resident vascular macrophages in atherosclerosis.

The Kennedy Institute Student Symposium returns for its 5th year

Department General

A two-day student symposium returned to the Kennedy Institute bringing together students and peers from across the department to discuss their latest research.

Researchers from the Kennedy Institute awarded MRC funding

Funding General

Tonia Vincent, Jelena Bezbradica and Alex Clarke have been awarded funding grants by the Medical Research Council (MRC) for different projects.

New Associate Professors announced at NDORMS

Awards

The Medical Sciences Division has awarded the title of Associate Professor to five senior researchers at NDORMS

The Kennedy Institute completes its roof extension

Department General

Building work at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology has finished, providing a new third floor that houses additional meeting and collaboration space for data science and offices for the management of clinical trials.

Unlocking the secrets of the microbiome

Jethro Johnson, Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies explains how the centre is building a research community to understand the microbiome and harness its power to promote health and prevent disease.

Into the future: watching biology unfold

As part of the University of Oxford’s mission to provide its researchers with the newest state-of-the-art optical imaging equipment and as part of a strategic partnership with the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR), the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine (IDRM), and Carl Zeiss AG (ZEISS), ZEISS has installed a ZEISS Lattice Lightsheet 7 microscope at the KIR.

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