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Dunn School names first Visiting Group Leader

May 2024

Dr Karina Pombo-Garcia is the first in a new scheme that will allow opportunities for new scientific collaborations.

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Kevin Foster appointed Professor of Microbiology

May 2024

We are delighted to announce that Professor Kevin Foster has been appointed to the Chair of Microbiology, in association with Wadham College.

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Ivan Ahel Elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

May 2024

This honour recognises Prof Ivan Ahel’s leading contribution to the field of ADP-ribosylation and genome stability.

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Dr. Yiqi Zhao: Innovator in Virus-Host Interactions

May 2024

We are pleased to announce that Dr Yiqi Zhao, a researcher in the Smith group at the Dunn School, has been awarded the 2024 Peter Medawar Prize for Immunology.

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Exploring Interdisciplinary Ways to Share Science and Ideas with Everyone

May 2024

Cat Vicente, the Head of Scientific Strategy and Projects at the Dunn School and a fellow of Reuben College, has co-authored an article advocating for public engagement to be more interdisciplinary to enable academics to better engage with broad-ranging public audiences.

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Two Dunn School groups awarded Wellcome Trust Discovery Awards

April 2024

Many congratulations to Professor Ivan Ahel and Professor Omer Dushek for securing these prestigious 8-year programme grants.

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New meningitis-B vaccine developed by the Tang lab

April 2024

The collaboration between the Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd and the University of Oxford will provide lifesaving protection against Men-B through the production of a chimeric protein-based vaccine.

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New portrait of Alan Williams unveiled

March 2024

A pioneer in the field of leukocyte membrane proteins, Alan Williams was elected Head of Department in 1991. The unveiling of the new photographic portrait was hosted by the current Head of Department Professor Matthew Freeman earlier this year, in the company of friends and family.

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dCas9 roadblocks paving new ways for CRISPRi use

February 2024

In a study published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, the Proudfoot lab demonstrates how the use of dCas9 might affect transcriptional elongation and RNA processing, and how it can be harnessed to manipulate Pol II progression along the gene.

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Dunn School celebrates Green Action Week 

February 2024

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Chris Tang elected Fellow of American Society of Microbiology

February 2024

It has been announced that Professor Chris Tang of the Dunn School has been elected to the Fellowship of the American Society of Microbiology, one of the largest and oldest professional societies.

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Dr Anjali Hinch joins the Dunn School

January 2024

Dr Hinch’s team studies mechanisms of meiosis and germline mutagenesis, with a focus on their impacts on human health.

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iRhom2’s Pseudoprotease Cleavage Unveils a Novel ER-to-Nucleus Signalling Pathway

January 2024

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Dunn School’s Professor Liz Robertson recognised in New Year’s Honours

January 2024

Recognised as a world leader in mammalian developmental genetics, Professor Liz Robertson has been awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2024 New Year’s Honours list, announced over the weekend by Buckingham Palace.

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From Dunn School student to High Court judge: The Inspiring Journey of Omphemetse Mooki

November 2023

In a career journey that transcends boundaries, Omphemetse Mooki's story stands as a testament to the limitless possibilities that determination and a pursuit of excellence can achieve.

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