27 October 2021
A major new $9 million project funded by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative will map the original circuits vulnerable to Parkinson’s on an unprecedented scale. The project is a collaboration between a core team of Professors Stephanie Cragg, Richard Wade-Martins, and Peter Magill at Oxford, Dr Mark Howe at Boston University and Professor Dinos Meletis at the Karolinska Institute, as well as collaborators Professor Yulong Li at Peking University and Dr Michael Lin at Stanford University.
Researchers awarded Wellcome Innovator Grant to investigate role of brainstem nucleus in human consciousness
25 October 2021
Researchers at Oxford University have received a prestigious Wellcome Innovator Grant for investigating the role of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) – a brainstem nucleus – in human consciousness.
16 August 2021
The Large Lecture Theatre in the Sherrington Building is being renamed the Blakemore Lecture Theatre in tribute to the longest serving Waynflete Professor of Physiology Sir Colin Blakemore FRS following a prestigious Festschrift event held in Professor Blakemore's honour.
5 August 2021
More research is needed to improve the treatment of brain diseases such as depression, Alzheimer’s or ADHD. A widely held view within the scientific community is that this cannot be done without ethically conducted animal research.
24 June 2021
An Oxford project using artificial intelligence to develop digital triage tools for mental health clinicians (CHRONOS) is one of 38 projects support by the second wave of the NHS AI Lab's AI in Health and Care Award.
11 June 2021
Professor Belinda Lennox has been welcomed to the role of Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and will take over leadership in October 2021.
23 April 2021
The new partnership between Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford, the University of Toronto, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, will enable the development of key structures to facilitate collaboration.
26 March 2021
Ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research is to be launched today by the University of Oxford into the impact of poverty and social inequalities in early childhood, thanks to major funding from the Leverhulme Trust.
26 March 2021
Head of DPAG David Paterson joins Lord David Willets, Dame Ottoline Leyser and Priya Guha in discussing the future priorities for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) - summaries are now published in The Foundation for Science and Technology Journal.
28 January 2021
A partnership between University of Oxford, the Earlham Institute, and the global pharmaceutical companies Biogen Inc and Boehringer Ingelheim has been announced to investigate a new drug target for the treatment of schizophrenia.
26 October 2020
Oxford University and its colleges have announced a major new scholarship scheme for black graduate students as part of a programme to transform its graduate population by creating more funding opportunities for under-represented groups.
24 September 2020
Professor Zoltán Molnár has been awarded an Einstein Visiting Fellowship to Charité - University Medicine, Berlin. This award sees him join the dynamic Oxford | Berlin collaboration, a strategic research partnership that supports high quality joint research initiatives across all disciplines of its member institutions, of which Neuroscience is a major focus.
18 September 2020
New Oxford Brain Health Centre (BHC) open. Developed with the involvement of members of the public with lived experience of memory problems, the centre is a combined clinical and research service which has the potential to revolutionise NHS memory services.