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Anaphase bridges in fission yeast cells
Whitby lab
Lactose permease represented using bending cylinders in Bendix software
Caroline Dahl, Sansom lab
Epithelial cells in C. elegans showing a seam cell that failed to undergo cytokinesis
Serena Ding, Woollard lab
Collage of Drosophila third instar larva optic lobe
Lu Yang, Davis lab
First year Biochemistry students at a practical class
Image showing the global movement of lipids in a model planar membrane
Matthieu Chavent, Sansom lab
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News Archive 2015

Dr Angelika Feldmann awarded Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dr Angelika Feldmann has been awarded a prestigious Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, a unique opportunity for promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to make an early start in developing their independent research careers Published: 7 December 2015
2016 American Crystallographic Association Fankuchen Award for Elspeth Garman
Elspeth Garman has been awarded the 2016 American Crystallographic Association Fankuchen Award, to recognize her contributions to crystallographic teaching and research Published: 20 November 2015
Lidia Vasilieva is awarded the Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award Medal
Dr. Lidia Vasilieva has been awarded the 2016 Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal by the British Society for Cell Biology for her work investigating the molecular mechanisms that underpin regulation of gene expression and their role in controlling cellular responses Published: 17 November 2015
Medical Sciences Division, 2015 Teaching Awards
Biochemistry lecturers have been recognised in the recent MSD Teaching Awards, acknowledging excellence in teaching, the organisation and development of teaching, and support for teaching and learning, within a research-intensive environment Published: 11 November 2015
Micron wins award for next phase in its development
Micron, the advanced bio-imaging facility centered in the department, has been awarded a renewal of its Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust to continue its state-of-the-art collaborative activities until at least 2020 Published: 20 October 2015
Department Awarded Athena SWAN Silver Status
We are delighted to announce that the Department of Biochemistry has been granted an Athena SWAN Silver Award in the October 2015 round. Published: 8 October 2015
iGem Gold Medal Award
The Oxford iGem team achieved a GOLD MEDAL award again this year, only the second time Oxford has competed in the iGem Competition. Published: 29 September 2015
Daniel Yin Shortlisted in Science Writing Award
Daniel Yin, a student in Prof Tony Watts' laboratory is one of 14 shortlisted entrants for this year's prestigious Max Perutz Science Writing Award Published: 15 September 2015
New Independent Research Fellowship competition launched
Find out more about this new competition for outstanding early career researchers Published: 13 August 2015
Departmental researchers win Investigator Awards
Ben Berks and Kim Nasmyth have been awarded Investigator Awards from the Wellcome Trust in the recent funding round Published: 13 August 2015
DPhil student voted school pupils' top scientist
Jonny Brookes-Bartlett has won the 'I'm A Scientist Get Me Out Of Here' science outreach competition. Published: 7 August 2015
Elspeth Garman awarded prestigious Guest Professorship in Hamburg
Elspeth Garman has been awarded the 2015 Mildred Dresselhaus Guest Professorship at the Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging and the University of Hamburg Published: 22 July 2015
Higgins lab impresses the crowds at the Harwell Open Day
Fluffy microbes and a cartoon movie of red blood cells drew in the crowds to Matt Higgins' stand at the Harwell Open Day last week Published: 17 July 2015
A new home for membrane proteins
A new database that will help researchers understand the structure of proteins in a membrane is announced in the journal Structure Published: 16 July 2015
Grant funding success for the McLain Group
Dr Sylvia McLain has won a grant from The Leverhulme Trust to explore protein folding at the atomic scale Published: 9 July 2015
Breaching HIV's defences
New research from Max Crispin and colleagues has confirmed a potential Achilles' heel in HIV that could be exploited for vaccine design against AIDS Published: 8 July 2015
The alphabetical world of crystal structures
Mark Howarth's new protein alphabet takes an unusual slant on the shapes of proteins Published: 30 June 2015
All change for bacterial outer membrane proteins
The discovery of how a group of bacteria can rapidly adapt to changing growth conditions could have implications for future antibiotic development Published: 11 June 2015
Molecular details of centriole assembly emerge from new research
A new paper in eLife, from John Vakonakis and colleagues, sheds light on an essential component of centriole assembly Published: 8 June 2015
Former Biochemistry student wins top CRUK prize
Anca Farcas, former DPhil student with Rob Klose, is the joint winner of CRUK's 2014 Pontecorvo Prize Published: 28 May 2015
Graduate Poster Symposium and student highlights
Final year DPhil students celebrated their achievements at the recent departmental Graduate Poster Symposium Published: 26 May 2015
Malaria researchers selected for prizes at international meeting
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
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
Excellence at both the senior and junior level has been recognised by two recent prizes to researchers in the department Published: 7 May 2015
Catch Biochemistry researchers down the pub!
Come and hear Alison Woollard and DPhil student Karolina Chocian speaking at one of the 'Pint of Science' events in Oxford on 18 May Published: 23 April 2015
Lynne Cox at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Lynne Cox was one of the experts at a panel discussion on ageing at the Edinburgh International Science Festival Published: 15 April 2015
Simon Newstead wins BCA Award
Associate Professor Simon Newstead has won an early career prize from the British Crystallographic Association (BCA) Published: 10 April 2015
Latest Publications
Read about some of the latest publications to come from the Department Published: 1 April 2015
Bungo Akiyoshi follows one recent award with another
Bungo Akiyoshi has been awarded the 2016 'Early Career Research Award: Cells' from the Biochemical Society Published: 1 April 2015
Graduate student shortlisted in British Library writing competition
Graduate student Hannah Ralph was one of the shortlisted entrants for an international public engagement writing competition Published: 30 March 2015
Young Investigator Award for Bungo Akiyoshi
The American Association of Anatomists has awarded Bungo Akiyoshi the R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology Published: 23 March 2015
Key role for newly identified sensor protein in DNA repair
Researchers in the department have identified a sensor protein for a specific type of DNA damage in the cell. Martin Cohn's lab, in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard Medical School, describe the findings in a recent paper in Cell Reports Published: 20 March 2015
Biochemistry researchers share their work with the public in crystallography's centenary year
X-ray crystallography has never had so prominent a place in the world. The illustrious history of the field and its discoveries were celebrated by numerous events across the UK and elsewhere during 2014. Published: 13 March 2015
Garman lab's contribution to special journal issue
Elspeth Garman has helped to edit a special issue of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, which also features research from her lab Published: 6 March 2015
Oxford Biochemistry postgrad participates in summit in Singapore
Ronja Woloszczuk, a DPhil student with Jane Mellor, was selected to participate in the recent Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore Published: 5 March 2015
Complete picture of flu virus envelope revealed
Researchers in the Biochemistry department have built a model of the intact influenza A virus outer envelope for the first time Published: 27 February 2015
Biochemistry researchers make an impact at top biophysics meeting
Members of the department have returned from the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore with numerous recognitions for their work Published: 19 February 2015
Peptide transporters yield gating secrets in a new study
A systematic study of a major family of membrane transporters has provided new insights into how they carry out their function is published in structure Published: 18 February 2015
Alison Woollard wins Genetics Society award
Congratulations to Professor Alison Woollard who has been awarded the 2015 JBS Haldane Lecture by the Genetics Society Published: 11 February 2015
Dr Sylvia McLain featured in 'International Innovation'
Dr Sylvia McLain is one of the women scientists featured in the latest issue of the science and technology magazine 'International Innovation'. Published: 3 February 2015
Dynamic behaviour of bacterial injectisome component visualised in new study
Research in the department has shed light on a machinery that causes virulence in a group of pathogenic bacteria Published: 29 January 2015
London art exhibition features cell cycle research from the Nasmyth lab
A new exhibition at Central Saint Martins will illuminate the hidden world of mitosis being revealed by the cross-European MitoSys project Published: 21 January 2015
Department wins prestigious BBSRC strategic grant for cell cycle work
Biochemistry researchers Bela Novak and Francis Barr, together with colleagues in Oxford, London and the University of Sussex, have won £3m for a BBSRC Strategic LoLa grant. Published: 14 January 2015
Peptide transport: two transporters for the price of one
Two new studies reveal how a family of peptide transporters is able to transport thousands of different peptides into cells Published: 13 January 2015
Latest Publications
Read about some of the latest publications to come from the Department. Published: 8 January 2015
ABC Radio National highlights department's antiviral work
'The Science Show' on Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National recently featured an interview with Raymond Dwek at the Glycobiology Institute. Published: 7 January 2015



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