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Bovine TB in the news

16 Nov 18

Christl Donnelly is part of the team who published A strategy for achieving Bovine Tuberculosis Free Status for England: 2018 review: Report to Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State, Defra on 13th November 2018. A press briefing took place at Science Media Centre on 13th November 2018. In February 2018, an independent review was commissioned to review the strategy for achieving Officially Bovine Tuberculosis Free (OTF) status in England by 201...

2018 RCSB PDB Poster Prize for Student Presentations

07 Nov 18

At this year’s meeting of the 2018 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) Conference, the award went to Fergus Boyles for Learning from the ligand: improving binding affinity prediction using molecular descriptors (Fergus Boyles, Charlotte Deane, Garrett Morris, University of Oxford, United Kingdom). Many thanks to Co-Chairs Casey Greene (University of Pennsylvan...

Oxford Protein Informatics Group create Computational Antibody Design Tools

22 Jun 18

  Antibodies are produced by white blood cells to destroy pathogens, which can be in the form of bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms that can cause disease. Pathogens contain chemicals that are foreign to the body called antigens. Each type of antibody ‘fits’ a certain antigen, so each antibody therapeutic drug has to be engineered against a certain antigen. The computational tools developed by Professor Deane’s group can be exploited in the initial phase…

Christl Donnelly to take up Professorship of Applied Statistics

16 Jan 18

  The Department of Statistics is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Christl Donnelly CBE FMedSci FRS to the Chair of Applied Statistics. Professor Donnelly will take up the post with effect from 1st August 2018 and will be a fellow of St Peter’s College. Christl Donnelly is a statistician and epidemiologist studying the spread and control of infectious diseases, with a particular ...

Knighthood for Professor Bernard Silverman

30 Dec 17

Bernard Silverman, Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Oxford University and lately Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office, has been knighted in the New Year Honours List 2018 for public service and services to Science. Sir Bernard Silverman FRS 

Oxford to hold artificial intelligence expo in March

18 Dec 17

The University of Oxford is to showcase artificial intelligence (AI) research across the whole University with a one-day expo on 27 March 2018. The event will bring together Oxford’s AI and machine learning thought leaders, providing a unique opportunity to hear from them about their work and their vision for the future. The day will include briefings by the experts, panel question and answer sessions, demos, poster presentations by students, and an opportunity to talk one-to-one ...

Simon Myers gives Francis Crick Prize Lecture

07 Dec 17

On 6th December 2017, Professor Simon Myers gave the 2017 Francis Crick Prize Lecture entitled The birth of a new species: Bringing together yet driving apart at the Royal Society, London. Professor Simon Myers was awarded the 2017 Francis Crick lecture for transforming our understanding of meiotic recombination and of human population history Overview of the lecture There are millions of different species worldwide. But how do new species first appear, and ...

Oxford Brain Imaging Genetics (BIG) browser launches

24 Oct 17

The Oxford Brain Imaging Genetics (BIG) Browser is part of a collaboration between the research groups of Prof Jonathan Marchini and Prof Steve Smith at fMRIB in Oxford. This collaboration aims to uncover the genetic basis of human brain imaging measures using the UK Biobank project. It is expected that this research will help uncover the genetic influences of neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Schizophr...

Peter Donnelly and Yee Whye Teh co-authors on RS Machine Learning report

21 Mar 17

The Royal Society’s Working Group on Machine Learning has issued a report entitled Machine Learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example.  Professor Peter Donnelly FMedSci FRS chaired the Working Group, which also included Professor Yee Whye

Sir David Cox receives BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

20 Mar 17

The ninth BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category has been awarded to Sir David Cox and to Professor Bradley Efron of Stanford University, for the development of “pioneering and hugely infl...