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Prof Charlotte Deane joins Exscientia

21 Jan 22

Key surveys overestimate COVID-19 vaccination rates in the USA

09 Dec 21

Estimates of COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the USA based on large surveys that are used to guide policy-making decisions tend to overestimate the number of vaccinated individuals, research published in Nature suggests. Read the full article here:

Oxford joins consortium to advance quantum drug discovery with £6.8M grant from Innovate UK

05 Nov 21

Oxford University today joins a consortium led by the digital quantum computing company, SEEQC, to build and deliver a full-stack quantum computer for pharmaceutical drug development for Merck KGaA. The consortium has today been awarded a £6.85M grant by Innovate UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to build a commercially scalable quantum computer designed to tackle prohibitively high costs within pharmaceutical drug development. The partnership will…

Turing Fellowships for four Oxford Statistics academics

30 Sep 21

Thirty-three University of Oxford researchers have been named Turing Fellows for the 2021/22 academic year, including four from the Department of Statistics. The University’s cohort of fellows comprises researchers from 14 departments spanning the Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences (MPLS), Social Sciences and Medical Sciences divisions. Some have been closely involved with the Turing Institute since its creation in 2015, when Oxford was one of the five founding university…
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A unique international Zoom collaboration

21 Sep 21

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global COVID-19 pandemic and the UK announced a strict national lockdown. When Oxford University scientists were sent home, they rolled up their sleeves, switched on their computers and started to help develop new drugs to target SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It began with a small group of scientists and their graduate students at the University of Oxford, who were joined by colleagues from Bristol University…

Sir Bernard Silverman appointed Chair of the Geospatial Commission

02 Aug 21

Sir Bernard Silverman FRS, Emeritus Professor of Statistics was appointed as Chair of the Geospatial Commission in June 2021. More information can be found on the government press release.

Oxford researchers develop tool to predict human displacement post-disaster

22 Jul 21

Modelling the impact on children of caregiver deaths from COVID-19

21 Jul 21

MPLS Impact Awards 2021: Two winners in Statistics

17 Jun 21

We are delighted to announce that two researchers from the Department of Statistics have won awards in this year’s Divisional Impact Awards scheme. Winner in the Social Impact Award category: Christl Donnelly – Epidemiological analysis and modelling to understand the transmission and control of COVID-19
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Professor Alison Etheridge appointed new CMS Chair

10 Jun 21

Oxford Statistician and Mathematician Professor Alison Etheridge has been appointed Chair of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences, the organisation that represents the wide breadth of the mathematical sciences in the UK. Professor Etheridge said, ‘It is a huge honour to be asked to contribute to the work of the CMS. Now, more than ever before, new types of mathematical insight are needed to drive forward scientific and industrial innovation, and the role of mathematical…