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Malaria researchers selected for prizes at international meeting
The structure of the PfRH5-basigin complex. From work of Kate Wright, Matt Higgins and colleagues Biochemistry researchers featured prominently at the recent EMBO Conference on the Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite in Heidelberg Published: 19 May 2015
Armitage lab work features in Oxford museum exhibition
Bioluminescence The Museum of Natural History is showcasing work from Professor Judy Armitage's lab in a new contemporary science exhibition Published: 12 May 2015
Prizes recognise talents of two Biochemistry researchers
Daniel Yin Excellence at both the senior and junior level has been recognised by two recent prizes to researchers in the department Published: 7 May 2015

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Mark Sansom, Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry, part of the University of Oxford's Medical Sciences Division. We are one of the largest Biochemistry departments in the world and carry out world-class research and teaching. Our researchers come from a range of disciplines and work in a collaborative environment on all aspects of modern molecular and cellular biochemistry. We hope you enjoy reading more about our activities on these pages.

Professor Mark Sansom, Head of Department

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Departmental Annual Meeting showcases outstanding research

Researchers from across the department caught up with the latest research from their colleagues at the departmental annual meeting on the 22 and 23 April.

Departmental members at the Annual Meeting

Departmental members at the Annual Meeting

Around 300 people gathered at St Catherine's College for 21 talks over the one and a half days, with topics ranging from biophysics to modeling disease states.

In his opening remarks, departmental head Mark Sansom said that the talks provided a snapshot of the basic medical research going on in the department. Recognising that the emphasis at the meeting should be on young researchers, almost all the speakers were either postdocs or DPhil students, a change from previous meetings.

Professor Sansom gave a special welcome to members of the department's Scientific Advisory Board, world-leading scientists from the University of Oxford and elsewhere. They would have the chance to hear about the quality and breadth of research going on, directly from those carrying out the work.

He also took the opportunity to congratulate researchers on the department's recent success at REF 2014 and on their continued success in bringing in grants.

Talks were divided into six sessions which were chaired by selected group leaders: Membrane and structural biology; Mechanisms of differentiation and development; Chromosome structure and segregation; Regulation of gene expression; DNA damage sensing and repair; and, Disease states and pathogens.

Speakers gave excellent talks and presented interesting and current research in an accessible way. Their youth, combined with that of their colleagues asking questions after the talks, contributed to an lively atmosphere.

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Departmental Seminar 'Graduate Poster Symposium' Wednesday 20th May, 12:00 Lower Ground Floor Atrium, New Biochemistry Building
Special Seminar Dr. Tanmay Bharat, ''Cryo-electron microscopy for in situ structural biology'' Thursday 21st May, 11:00 Main Meeting Room, New Biochemistry Building
Departmental Seminar Richard Benton, 'Evolution of olfactory circuits' Thursday 21st May, 12:00 The Oxford Martin School, Old Indian Institute 34 Broad Street, Oxford,
SBCB Seminar Series Erin Cutts, 'The tale of three proteins, two membranes and some MD' Thursday 21st May, 14:00 Main Meeting Room, New Biochemistry Building

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