4 episodes

The people behind the science at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford.

The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) at the University of Oxford was founded in 1989 by Sir David Weatherall to foster research in molecular and cell biology, with the aim of improving human health. Through our excellent basic and applied research we have become leaders in translational medicine. Our research has resulted in improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of human diseases.

Inside WIMM (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford‪)‬ Oxford University

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The people behind the science at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford.

The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) at the University of Oxford was founded in 1989 by Sir David Weatherall to foster research in molecular and cell biology, with the aim of improving human health. Through our excellent basic and applied research we have become leaders in translational medicine. Our research has resulted in improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of human diseases.

    The gut and the immune system - Dr Emily Thornton

    The gut and the immune system - Dr Emily Thornton

    In this final episode of the series, we meet Dr Emily Thornton @emilyethornton from the Human Immunology Unit. We explore her path into mucosal immunology, and how new research is revealing the mechanisms behind how our immune system senses and scans the gut microbiome. In a recent paper they identify an overlooked cell type that help the gut immune cells to interpret the environment and respond to microbes.

    Read the full article in Nature Communications: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-35126-3

    Names of speakers/contributors: Emily Thornton, Catherine Seed
    Music: Corporate Business Presentation by AudioCoffee on Pixabay.
    Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 13 min
    How planetary iron shaped life on Earth

    How planetary iron shaped life on Earth

    Two researchers working in very different areas; planetary formation and immunity. At a chance meeting they realised they had a shared interest, iron. Their new cross-disciplinary paper unravels the importance of iron availability in the evolution of life In this episode, Professor Hal Drakesmith from the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, and Jon Wade, an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, discuss their journey to collaborating, and their recent publication in the Journal PNAS.

    Read the news item on the MRC WIMM website: https://www.imm.ox.ac.uk/news/iron-integral-to-the-development-of-life-on-earth-2013-and-the-possibility-of-life-on-other-planets

    Names of speakers/contributors: Alexander (Hal) Drakesmith, Jon Wade, Catherine Seed

    Music: Corporate Business Presentation by AudioCoffee on Pixabay.
    Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 11 min
    Dr Kathryn Robson

    Dr Kathryn Robson

    In this episode, we meet Dr Kathryn Robson and discuss her varied career from researching foot and mouth disease to the genetics of PKU, malaria and hemochromatosis. We'll also learn how she applied her research experience to the role of institute Health and Safety Officer and discuss how the institute adapted during the start of the pandemic.

    Names of speakers/contributors: Kathryn Robson, Mona Bassuni, Catherine Seed
    Music: Corporate Business Presentation by AudioCoffee on Pixabay.

    • 28 min
    How can we support scientific leaders of the future?

    How can we support scientific leaders of the future?

    How our Women in Leadership Programme is supporting researchers on their leadership journeys Join us as we talk to attendees of the WIMM Women in Leadership Programme to learn more about how the programme started, what it involves, and how the sustained programme is supporting our researchers on their leadership journeys.

    Contributors: Catherine Porcher, Sarah Gooding, Giulia Orlando, Rong Li, Dannielle Wellington, Catherine Seed
    Recorded in September 2022.

    Music: Corporate Business Presentation by AudioCoffee on Pixabay.

    • 23 min

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