The Medical Sciences Division is the University's largest academic division and includes Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology and the clinical and preclinical departments of the Medical School. The Division is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for basic biomedical and clinical research and teaching. World-leading programmes, housed in state-of-the-art facilities, cover the full range of scientific endeavour from the molecule to the population. With its NHS partners the Division also fosters the highest possible standards in patient care.
Genomic Medicine - hype or hope?
For the Inaugural Radcliffe Lecture 2014 Professor Hugh Watkins explores the success and limitations of genome sequencing in simple Mendelian diseases and in complex disorders, against the backdrop of his ground breaking research into heart disease. The Radcliffe Lecture series profiles the astonishing range of work being done in the departments which constitute the Medical Sciences Division at Oxford which is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for biomedical and clinical research and teaching and is the largest of the four academic divisions within the University. The Division comprises 16 departments, and their constituent units, institutes and centres, spread across three sites in Oxford and includes numerous clinical research units in Africa and Asia. Over 4800 academics, researchers and administrative staff, 1400 graduate and 1600 undergraduate students, and 380 NHS clinicians and GPs together contribute to our extensive and exemplary research, teaching and clinical portfolios. We aim to be the best university biomedical institution in Europe and amongst the best five biomedical institutions in the world, and have been ranked number one for the last four years in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences - the only non-North American institution to be top-ranked by THE in any subject discipline. The departments carry out research, teaching and clinical work across the entire spectrum of the medical sciences.
Understanding human pain, suffering and relief through brain imaging
Professor Irene Tracey talks about her research into pain through using brain imaging technology to see exactly how the brain is affected by pain while discussing its implications to how we understand pain in society. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
David Smith on Dementia
Professor Smith talks about his research at OPTIMA (Oxford Project To Investigate Memory and Ageing) on dementia, particularly Alzheimer's and the relation between diet and blood pressure in younger life and dementia in older life.
Kim Nasmyth on Biochemistry
Head of the Department of Biochemistry Professor Kim Nasmyth talks about the department and what it means to be a biochemist at Oxford.
Genetics with Kay Davies
Kay Davies discusses her research of genetic diseases such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, problems which limit the development of therapy and the need for effective treatment and screening processes.
Gero Miesenboeck on Fruit Flies and Neuroscience
In this podcast, Professor Gero Miesenboeck begins with a discussion of DNA and neuroscience, and then talks about his experiments on the brain of the fruit fly.