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The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.

Professor Irina Udalova joins Wellcome Trust Expert Review Panel

Professor Irina Udalova joins Wellcome Trust Expert Review Panel

Kennedy

Kennedy research Professor Irina Udalova has joined the Wellcome Trust’s Immune System in Health and Disease Expert Review Group from 1 October 2018.

ERC Starting Grant for Dr Anjali Kusumbe

ERC Starting Grant for Dr Anjali Kusumbe

Kennedy Main

Congratulations to Kennedy Institute Group Leader Dr Anjali Kusumbe who has been awarded prestigious funding from the European Research Council to investigate the link between blood vessels and tumour metastasis in bone.

Kennedy Trust Senior Fellowship programme successful in launching research careers

Kennedy Trust Senior Fellowship programme successful in launching research careers

Kennedy

Three Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research (KTRR) Fellows at the Kennedy Institute were recently awarded prestigious funding awards, highlighting the success of the KTRR programme in supporting outstanding investigators launch their independent research career.

Making an impact in more ways than one

Making an impact in more ways than one

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The Kennedy Institute has won not one but two Green Impact scheme awards in the University’s fifth Sustainability Showcase – a Silver Award for the building and a Gold Award in the Labs category.

EFIS-EJI Ita Askonas Prize for Professor Katja Simon

EFIS-EJI Ita Askonas Prize for Professor Katja Simon

Kennedy Main

Professor Katja Simon is the recipient of this year's prestigious Ita Askonas Prize for her contribution to immunology.

Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues

Oxford scientists discover key factor that ‘alerts’ stem cells to accelerate healing of multiple tissues

Kennedy Main Orthopaedics and trauma Publication Research

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford have found that a single administration of a molecule accelerated healing of multiple tissues when administered after or even before injury.

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner :: A-TAP

A workshop for curing arthritis sooner :: A-TAP

Botnar Department Kennedy Main Research Translational medicine

Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham joined forces with colleagues from seven NHS organisations at a workshop in Oxford to discuss an innovative new approach to inflammatory disease research.

Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis

Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis

Department Kennedy Main OACentre

An off-label drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, according to new research.

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship awarded to Kennedy Researcher

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship awarded to Kennedy Researcher

Funding Kennedy Main Research

We would like to congratulate Dr Luke Jostins-Dean on being awarded a 5-year Sir Henry Dale fellowship, joint funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society, entitled ‘combining genetics and high-resolution cell phenotyping to map pathways underlying inflammatory bowel disease’.

Immune cells are natural networkers

Immune cells are natural networkers

Immunity and microbiome Kennedy Main Research

New research published in Cell Reports by the Dustin Group has discovered a new way for immune cells to relay information about infection or genetic mutations through dynamic, yet durable cell contacts before deciding how to respond.

Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for Professor Udalova

Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for Professor Udalova

Funding Kennedy Main Research

Congratulations to Professor Irina Udalova on her successful Wellcome Trust Investigator Award entitled “Molecular control of pathogenic neutrophil responses in inflammation”.

A secreted commensal sugar sweetens the deal for intestinal macrophages

A secreted commensal sugar sweetens the deal for intestinal macrophages

Department Kennedy Main Publication Research

A recent publication from the Powrie group at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology has described a novel mechanism by which the commensal pathogen Heliobacter hepaticus maintains its niche in the intestinal environment.

Oxford/Celgene Fellowship to analyse neutrophil chromatin organisation in rheumatic patients

Oxford/Celgene Fellowship to analyse neutrophil chromatin organisation in rheumatic patients

Awards Funding Kennedy Main Translational medicine

We would like to congratulate Tariq Khoyratty, who has been appointed as a Celgene Fellow to study the link between neutrophil chromatin organisation in rheumatic patients and their ability to form pathogenic extracellular traps.

Oxford-Elysium Fellowship in Autophagy

Oxford-Elysium Fellowship in Autophagy

Funding Kennedy Main Research

Congratulations to Hanlin Zhang for being awarded the first Oxford-Elysium Fellowship in cellular health.

Autophagy-dependent generation of free fatty acids is critical for normal neutrophil differentiation

Autophagy-dependent generation of free fatty acids is critical for normal neutrophil differentiation

Immunity and microbiome Kennedy Main Publication Research

Recent research from the Simon Group has discovered an unexpected novel role that autophagy plays during the generation of neutrophils.

Arthritis Research UK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

Arthritis Research UK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

Botnar Funding Kennedy Main OACentre Research

Congratulations to our new Arthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellows, Dr Malvika Gulati and Miss Jennifer Lane on their successful Fellowship applications.

Professor Michael Dustin elected as EMBO member

Professor Michael Dustin elected as EMBO member

Awards Department General Kennedy Main

Many congratulations to Professor Michael Dustin on his election as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

Professor Powrie to become new Wellcome Governor

Awards Kennedy Main

Fiona Powrie, Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology is joining Wellcome as a new Governor in Jan 2018. Fiona says she’s thrilled to join Wellcome: "It’s an organisation I’ve admired since I started my research career. Through funding great scientific ideas, Wellcome is committed to promoting health around the world. It will be an honour to help deliver this goal."

Kennedy Institute investigator receives MRC Career Development Award

Kennedy Institute investigator receives MRC Career Development Award

Funding Kennedy Main Research

Dr Anjali Kusumbe has been awarded an MRC Career Development Award to support her research examining how blood vessels support bone growth and repair.

Expanding clinical research at the Kennedy Institute

Expanding clinical research at the Kennedy Institute

Department Funding Kennedy Main Research Translational medicine

Christopher Buckley joins the Kennedy Institute as a new Director of Clinical Research from May 2017.

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