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Kennedy Institute launches Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies

Kennedy Institute launches Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies

The Oxford Centre for Microbiome Studies (OCMS) provides unique access to essential technologies to speed up our understanding of how the microbes that inhabit our bodies influence health and disease.

New drug class could offer a targeted safer treatment alternative for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

New drug class could offer a targeted safer treatment alternative for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Publication Research

A new treatment targeting tenascin-C could reduce the progression and severity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the very early stages of disease.

Study suggests immune system plays key role in survival after pancreatic cancer surgery

Study suggests immune system plays key role in survival after pancreatic cancer surgery

Publication Research

Researchers in Oxford have found that an individual’s immune system – and in particular the presence of T-cells amongst tumour cells – may play an important role in survival after surgery to remove pancreatic cancer.

Dietary fibre metabolite helps immune system fight invasive bacteria

Dietary fibre metabolite helps immune system fight invasive bacteria

Macrophages treated with the short-chain fatty acid butyrate – a by-product of dietary fibre breakdown - are better equipped to fight bacteria in the gut, report researchers from the Kennedy Institute and the Translational Gastroenterology Unit. These findings could lead to new strategies to restore gut health in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Professor Fiona Powrie set to take on cancer 'Grand Challenge'

Professor Fiona Powrie set to take on cancer 'Grand Challenge'

Oxford scientists are set to benefit from one of the biggest funding grants ever awarded by Cancer Research UK.

Creating a cellular atlas of healthy human joints

Creating a cellular atlas of healthy human joints

Funding

Kennedy researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford, and the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds, have been awarded strategic funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to map in detail the different types of cells that make up human joints.

Promoting sustainability in the workplace

Promoting sustainability in the workplace

A recycling and sustainability event at the Kennedy Institute created a forum for staff to explore new ways to promote sustainability in the workplace.

Kennedy Institute publishes 2018 Report

Kennedy Institute publishes 2018 Report

The report highlights recent scientific achievements, and sets out the Institute’s strategy to bridge the gap between discovery research and clinical application.

Dr Luke Jostins in Parliament with Royal Society pairing scheme

Dr Luke Jostins in Parliament with Royal Society pairing scheme

Dr Luke Jostins-Dean from the Kennedy Institute and Professor Deborah Gill from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford will be swapping a lab coat for legislation at the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.

Professor Michael Dustin reviews innovative work for Nature Immunology

Professor Michael Dustin reviews innovative work for Nature Immunology

Kennedy Institute Professor Michael Dustin and Professor Omer Dushek of the Dunn School of Pathology have published an explanatory article in the prestigious Nature Immunology, leading thought on ground-breaking work in the field of immune regulation.

Kennedy Institute joins global Human Cell Atlas initiative

Kennedy Institute joins global Human Cell Atlas initiative

The Kennedy Institute is part of a flagship Human Cell Atlas project recently awarded £7m from the Wellcome Trust.

NDORMS recognised with Athena SWAN Silver Award

NDORMS recognised with Athena SWAN Silver Award

Awards

NDORMS has renewed its Athena SWAN Silver Award status in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality and excellence in employment and education practices.

Professor Irina Udalova joins Wellcome Trust Expert Review Panel

Professor Irina Udalova joins Wellcome Trust Expert Review Panel

General

Kennedy research Professor Irina Udalova has joined the Wellcome Trust’s Immune System in Health and Disease Expert Review Group from 1 October 2018.

ERC Starting Grant for Dr Anjali Kusumbe

ERC Starting Grant for Dr Anjali Kusumbe

Congratulations to Kennedy Institute Group Leader Dr Anjali Kusumbe who has been awarded prestigious funding from the European Research Council to investigate the link between blood vessels and tumour metastasis in bone.

Kennedy Trust Senior Fellowship programme successful in launching research careers

Kennedy Trust Senior Fellowship programme successful in launching research careers

Four Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research (KTRR) Fellows at the Kennedy Institute were awarded prestigious funding awards, highlighting the success of the KTRR programme in supporting outstanding investigators launch their independent research career.

Super microscope unveiled at the Kennedy Institute

Super microscope unveiled at the Kennedy Institute

New live-cell super microscope at the Kennedy Institute will allow researchers to explore never seen before structures and processes within living cells, with an unprecedented level of detail in space and time.

Preventing osteoarthritis after injury: first international pre-guidelines

Preventing osteoarthritis after injury: first international pre-guidelines

oacentre

International expert working group develop first pre-guidelines for conducting robust studies aimed at prevention of osteoarthritis (OA) after acute knee injury.

Making an impact in more ways than one

Making an impact in more ways than one

The Kennedy Institute has won not one but two Green Impact scheme awards in the University’s fifth Sustainability Showcase – a Silver Award for the building and a Gold Award in the Labs category.

EFIS-EJI Ita Askonas Prize for Professor Katja Simon

EFIS-EJI Ita Askonas Prize for Professor Katja Simon

Professor Katja Simon is the recipient of this year's prestigious Ita Askonas Prize for her contribution to immunology.

Kennedy staff recognised for research and teaching excellence

Kennedy staff recognised for research and teaching excellence

Awards

Congratulations to the seven researchers at NDORMS who were awarded new titles in the University's 2018 Recognition of Distinction exercise.

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