Why eat wild meat? Insights from Africa and lessons for COVID-19 responses

Aug. 4, 2021, 1 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused global attention on the safety of wildlife trade and consumption. Amid growing concerns around its impact on biodiversity conservation, there is recognition that wild meat is key for food security in many communities as well as global food systems. This IIED Debates event will explore emerging research into why people eat wild meat and how this evidence can be used to help sustainable wild meat alternatives succeed. Unsustainable hunting and consumption of wild meat is a known driver of biodiversity loss and can also have implications for public health. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a call for a total ban on wild meat trade and consumption. Yet millions of people across the globe depend on wild meat as an important contribution to food security. In many rural areas, wild meat is the key source of protein in peoples’ diet and so preventing its consumption would pose a major threat to their livelihoods and wellbeing. It is therefore critical to improve understanding of why people eat wild meat, in order to design interventions that can help improve sustainability and safety. At this online IIED Debates event, co-hosted by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science at Oxford University, The Conservation Foundation and Fondation Camerounaise Terra Vivante we will hear findings from research in Cameroon that sought to understand the key drivers – cultural, economic, nutritional – of wild meat as a food choice and the impacts of COVID-19 on that choice. Our speakers will discuss what kind of 'wild meat alternative' interventions local people do and do not find acceptable. How can decision-support tools help intervention designers think through critical issues? And what are the implications of these findings for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) guidance on wild meat and for the design of future projects?

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Reporting your statistical analyses: EQUATOR Centre Lightning Workshop

Aug. 5, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Join this free one-hour practical, interactive workshop from the UK EQUATOR Centre. In our Lightning Workshops series, our methodology, writing, and communication experts cover all of the essential aspects of writing and publishing your academic research. These sessions are designed for early-career biomedical and clinical researchers. Another indispensable EQUATOR workshop for early career biomedical and clinical researchers led by Dr Paula Dhiman. This workshop includes practical tips and tricks for making sure your paper makes a stats reviewer’s heart sing, and not sink! Paula Dhiman is a medical statistician working on meta-research at the UK EQUATOR Centre in the Centre for Statistics in Medicine. She focuses on the methodological conduct and reporting of non-randomised research, aiming to help improve the quality and integrity of future research. She is passionate about statistical methodology and observational research and is particularly interested in prognostic/risk modelling. She is also the Associate Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Disability Development. This free workshop is open to University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes, and Oxford University Hospitals staff and students, but we do ask you to book a spot. To hear about other EQUATOR courses in Oxford, please join our mailing list by sending a blank email to equator-oxford-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk.

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NASSS framework: guiding the implementation and evaluation of innovations in healthcare

Aug. 6, 2021, 10 a.m.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff: Introduction to Endnote X9

Aug. 10, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This online session will introduce you to Endnote X9, which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily. Includes importing references from PubMed, Ovid EMbase and Google Scholar.

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2021 St Hilda’s College Crime Fiction Weekend

Aug. 13, 2021, 7 p.m.

Oxford: the capital of crime fiction. Down these mean, cobbled streets have walked far more than just Morse. Join us on a journey through the Oxford of Charles I, Peter Wimsey, Endeavour, and even Shakespeare himself: a spired city of lofty ideals and grave motives, of High Tables and low intentions. The 28th St Hilda's College Crime Fiction Weekend will celebrate that fictional city of dreaming spires and nightmarish crimes. Ours is a weekend with a difference. Launched in 1994, it offers crime fiction fans from all over the world the unique experience of hearing their favourite authors exploring the genre, their own work, and the writers who inspired them. Our 2021 Weekend will be entirely live and online. With a simple link you will be able to join us, live, from wherever you are.

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Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff: Introduction to Endnote X9

Aug. 19, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This online session will introduce you to Endnote X9, which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily. Includes importing references from PubMed, Ovid EMbase and Google Scholar.

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Peptides & Protons: Transport and trafficking in human health and disease

Aug. 27, 2021, 2 p.m.

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From Laboratory to Clinic: Novel Approaches to Unmet Needs

Aug. 31, 2021, noon

From Laboratory to Clinic is an annual translational research conference established in 1984. It is organised by an international committee led by past and present Directors of the Kennedy Institute, Profs Sir Marc Feldmann, Sir Ravinder Maini and Fiona Powrie. The meeting brings together basic scientists, clinicians and industry researchers to explore how the latest discoveries in immunology and molecular medicine can be applied to improve clinical medicine.

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Vascular control of tissue and immune microenvironments

Sept. 1, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Matrix Immunology

Sept. 3, 2021, 2 p.m.

Conference: 50 Years of Keith Thomas's Religion and the Decline of Magic

Sept. 3, 2021, 2 p.m.

This year sees the 50th anniversary of Sir Keith Thomas’s masterpiece, Religion and the Decline of Magic (1971), one of the most significant British historical monographs of the last century. This short conference will celebrate and reflect on Thomas’s achievement as well as publicise new interdisciplinary work on the history of magic and religion. The event will be live streamed from All Souls College, Oxford. Due a limit on numbers, only a small audience will be invited to attend the conference in-person. Registrations close 2 September 2021, 15:00 (GMT). Organised by Michelle Pfeffer (Magdalen College, University of Oxford), Jan Machielsen (Cardiff University), and Robin Briggs (All Souls College, University of Oxford) Conference Schedule 14:00-15:30 Session 1: The Decline of Magic Today Chair: Sir Noel Malcolm Panellists: Robin Briggs, Chris Gosden, Michelle Pfeffer, Will Pooley, Laura Sangha, David Zeitlyn Registrants will be sent the written papers for this roundtable a week in advance of the conference. 16:00-17:30 Session 2: The Legacy of Religion and the Decline of Magic Chair: Paul Slack Panellists: Michael Hunter, Alan Macfarlane, Jan Machielsen, Sophie Page, Alexandra Walsham 17:30-17:45 Session 3: Response from Sir Keith Thomas Chair: Lyndal Roper

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ECI Alumni Dinner 2021

Sept. 4, 2021, 5 p.m.

Booking closes on 22 August.

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Sept. 6, 2021, 11 a.m.

Considering forming a partnership with industry?

Sept. 6, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Come along to one of our monthly virtual drop-in sessions where a member of our team will be available to answer your questions on collaborating with industry. Monthly virtual drop-in sessions are for medical science researchers, staff and students across the University of Oxford. A member of the BPO team will be available to answer questions relating to forming collaborations with the pharmaceutical / biotech industry, including AI and digital health.

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Sept. 6, 2021, 3 p.m.

Development of novel medicines using high resolution native mass spectrometry of intact protein assemblies

Sept. 7, 2021, noon

OMass is an Oxford University spin-out that is harnessing high-resolution native mass spectrometry and other biophysical technologies to drive drug discovery in high definition for immunology and genetic disease.

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Floor Talk - Porcher & Vyas Labs

Sept. 7, 2021, 1 p.m.

Applying single cell-based technologies to the characterisation of human haematopoietic stem cell heterogeneity

Sept. 8, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

OUCAGS Forum: ‘Support for all; synergism between OUCAGS and the Professional Support and Wellbeing Service’

Sept. 9, 2021, 1 p.m.

Cell type-specific functions of mammalian centrosomes

Sept. 10, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Sept. 10, 2021, 3 p.m.

Professor Elliott will provide an overview of the Immuno-oncology/Immuno-therapy strategy that he is leading at Oxford University.

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Oxford Global Surgery Course 2021

Sept. 13, 2021, 9 a.m.

Our online accredited five-day course covers major topics in global surgery, anaesthesia and obstetric care, such as burden of disease, manpower issues, training, partnership, supplies, service management, research needs, advocacy and ethics, and resource allocation. The course is suitable for those in all disciplines interested in global surgery, anaesthesia and obstetrics: - medical personnel with an interest in global surgery - qualified surgeons, anaesthetists and obstetricians/gynaecologists - those in training, including senior medical students - allied health care professions linked to global surgery The course is run by our multi-disciplinary faculty from Oxford University Global Surgery Group, with invited UK and international guest speakers. Course information and applications: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/global-surgery Bursaries application deadline: 16 May 2021

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SoGE@Meeting Minds Global

Sept. 13, 2021, 9 a.m.

Once again we are part of this University-wide online alumni event with a variety of talks by SoGE academics and alumni and a virtual version of our annual Herbertson Lunch. Booking will open on 5 August.

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Complex Connections: Reflections on sustainability in the 21st Century

Sept. 13, 2021, 10 a.m.

Part of Meeting Minds Global. Booking opens on 5 August.

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Lymphoid organ fibroblasts, aka fibroblastic reticular cells

Sept. 13, 2021, noon

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Sept. 13, 2021, noon

Murder in Madras: Intimacy, Domesticity, and Violence in a Colonial Archive

Sept. 13, 2021, 2 p.m.

Part of Meeting Minds Global. Booking opens on 5 August 2021.

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Floods stay in the head, droughts are easily forgotten

Sept. 14, 2021, 4 p.m.

Part of Meeting Minds Global. Booking opens on 5 August 2021.

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Writing a journal abstract: UK EQUATOR Centre Lightning Workshop

Sept. 15, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Join this free one-hour practical, interactive workshop from the UK EQUATOR Centre. In our Lightning Workshops series, our methodology, writing, and communication experts cover all of the essential aspects of writing and publishing your academic research. These sessions are designed for early-career biomedical and clinical researchers. An article abstract needs to be an accurate well-structured summary and entice your readers to read further. As many readers only have access to the abstract, and it is often used by journal editors and scientific committees to decide whether to send the article for peer review, you need to get it spot on. We also talk about selecting key words to complement the language in your abstract and maximise the chance of readers finding your abstract. Patricia Logullo is a scientific editor with a background in scientific journalism and evidence-based health. She has extensive experience helping biomedical researchers to communicate their findings and journals to publish health research articles. She conducts research into best practices, tools, and guidelines for scientific communication, in her role as website and research officer at the UK EQUATOR Centre in the Centre for Statistics in Medicine. This free workshop is open to University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes, and Oxford University Hospitals staff and students, but we do ask you to book a spot. To hear about other EQUATOR courses in Oxford, please join our mailing list by sending a blank email to equator-oxford-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk.

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From SNPs to biology in immune-mediated diseases

Sept. 15, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

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Sept. 17, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

Utilisation-focused evaluations

Sept. 17, 2021, 10 a.m.

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DNA end resection: from basic mechanisms to genome editing.

Sept. 20, 2021, noon

*Petr Cejka* received his Master’s degree in 2000 from the Charles University in Prague and PhD in 2004 from the University of Zurich. The research in Prof. Cejka’s laboratory is focused on understanding how cells repair broken DNA, with a focus on a pathway termed homologous recombination. For his scientific achievements, Prof. Cejka received the Dr. Ernst Th. Jucker Award 2015 for contributions to cancer research and in 2017 the Friedrich Miescher Award from the LS2 section of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. Prof. Cejka received an ERC (European Research Council) consolidator grant (2016) and an ERC advanced grant (2021). Recently, Prof. Cejka has been appointed a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). __________________________ My laboratory is using biochemical methods to study how nucleases process DNA breaks for homologous recombination. I will give an overview of the resection machineries (short- and long-range) and underlying mechanisms from human and yeast cells. I will then focus on our recent (unpublished) work that shows how the MRE11 complex recognizes DNA breaks, and demonstrate how it is relevant for genome editing. In the second part of the talk, I will cover our data on the function of CtIP in long-range DNA end resection together with DNA2. "Join here via Microsoft Teams":

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AIMday in Women's Health

Sept. 21, 2021, 9 a.m.

Are you an academic interested in finding out how your knowledge can be used to solve industry challenges? Would you like to widen your network? Meet potential collaborators / future employees? Gain insights into relevant funding schemes? If you answer YES to any of the above, now is the time to register for the AIMday in Women's Health. The University of Oxford is hosting an AIMday in Women’s Health industry event on Tuesday 21 September 2021. This event will bring together industry with academia to discuss key challenges in women’s health. The AIMday format allows industry to propose challenges for one-hour roundtable discussions with groups of relevant academics and clinicians from Oxford. For academics, this is a great chance to see how your research can be applied in industry and to meet potential future collaborators. Participating companies include: Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Fertility Circle, Natural Cycles, Gynica, MirZyme Therapeutics, Syrona Health, Altus Life Sciences, Cambridge Digital Health, OCON Healthcare & Endodiag.

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Floor Talk - Milne & Roberts Labs

Sept. 21, 2021, 1 p.m.

Autophagy and neurodegeneration

Sept. 22, 2021, 1 p.m.

David Rubinsztein is Professor of Molecular Neurogenetics and a UK Dementia Research Institute Professor at the University of Cambridge. He is Deputy Director of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and a UK Dementia Research Institute Group Leader. He has made contributions that reveal the relevance of autophagy defects as a disease mechanism and to the basic cell biology of this important catabolic process. Rubinsztein was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (2004), EMBO member (2011) and Fellow of the Royal Society (2017). He was awarded the Graham Bull Prize (2007), Thudichum Medal (2017), Roger de Spoelberch prize (2017) and the Goudie Medal (2020). He was identified as a Clarivates Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (2018, 2019, 2020).

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Developing, testing and validating measures in healthcare

Sept. 24, 2021, 11 a.m.

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Sept. 27, 2021, 9 a.m.

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Sept. 27, 2021, noon

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50th and 51st Anniversary Reunion of Oxford Geographers

Sept. 29, 2021, 10 a.m.

Reunion event for all Oxford Geographers who matriculated in 1970 and 1971, featuring talks, tours and a lunch at St John's College. Booking will open in early July.

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Oxford Regulatory Science Conference

Sept. 30, 2021, 11 a.m.

The 2nd annual Oxford Regulatory Science Conference (ORSC21) aims to be a prominent conference in the field of regulatory science by focusing on interdisciplinary approaches and promoting the use of quantitative/data-driven methods, to present cutting-edge research and overviews to further advance this discipline within the medical device industry. This conference could be of interest to researchers and professionals working in the field of engineering, law, medicine and social sciences. The conference is inclusive and interdisciplinary and would like to cater to the broader community on the topic of regulatory data science.

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Oxford 3Rs Day 2021

Sept. 30, 2021, 1 p.m.

Join us for this year's Oxford 3Rs Day! Hear about 3Rs successes from Oxford researchers as well as those from further afield. This year we will be ONLINE for a shorter event than usual, but we still have a programme packed with great talks as well as a session of lightning presentations! To register and find out more, including about the lightening session, please email oxhoadmin@bms.ox.ac.uk

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The eco-evolutionary roots of sex-differences in ageing

Sept. 30, 2021, 2 p.m.

The Human Immunomics Initiative: Decoding the human immune system to accelerate development of vaccines and immunotherapies for major infectious diseases and cancers

Sept. 30, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Oct. 1, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

Large scale change

Oct. 1, 2021, 10 a.m.

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Oct. 1, 2021, 2 p.m.

Health Econometrics and Policy Evaluation

Oct. 4, 2021, 9 a.m.

This online course will serve as an introduction to some of the concepts and principles in the economics of health and health care, and will provide an in-depth understanding of some tools usually used by health economists to study health policy issues. Econometric techniques that are used to evaluate public health interventions and policy will be explained. Consideration is given to standard regression-based approaches, instrumental methods, interrupted time series, difference-in-difference analysis and matching methods for health data using statistical packages. Aimed at PhD, MPhil and MD students, researchers, NHS professionals, GPs, managers and CEOs interested in pursuing a career in the field, this programme provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy. The course will cover: 1) Health policy and economic principles and the distinction between health and health care. 2) Health care as an economic commodity. 3) How markets and insurance markets work, and how they can fail for health care and health insurance. 4) Incentive mechanisms and principal-agent relationships in health care. 5) Hospital competition and Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) payment schemes. 6) Economic evaluation. The course will combine theoretical and applied methods using case studies and data analysis. The course has a particular focus on the use of a statistical software package called Stata to study health data. It runs for 2 days, and there is an additional day before which is recommended for anyone unfamiliar with Stata.

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Considering forming a partnership with industry?

Oct. 4, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Come along to one of our monthly virtual drop-in sessions where a member of our team will be available to answer your questions on collaborating with industry. Monthly virtual drop-in sessions are for medical science researchers, staff and students across the University of Oxford. A member of the BPO team will be available to answer questions relating to forming collaborations with the pharmaceutical / biotech industry, including AI and digital health.

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QResearch: What is QResearch, and how can researchers access it?

Oct. 5, 2021, 10 a.m.

QResearch is a large consolidated database derived from the anonymised health records from general practices using the EMIS clinical computer system. The practices are spread throughout the UK and include data from patients who are currently registered with the practices as well as patients who may have died or left. Historical records extend back to the 1989 making it one of the largest and richest general practice databases in the world and essential resource for researchers on an international scale. The GP data from England is linked to Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Civil Registration Data, Cancer Registry Data, Second Generation Surveillance System (SGSS) COVID-19 data, and Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) data. QResearch has been located at the University of Oxford since its founder Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in 2019. QResearch is available for use by researchers at the University of Oxford. On 5th October 2021, Julia Hippisley-Cox and Rebekah Burrow will run a workshop open to all members of the MSD. * who would like to know more about QResearch * who might be interested in using QResearch in their research * who would like to understand how they can access QResearch You can find out more at www.qresearch.org. If you’d like to take part in this workshop contact rebekah.burrow@phc.ox.ac.uk A later workshop will be open to all member of the University.

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Oct. 5, 2021, 11 a.m.

Vertex work with leading researchers, doctors, public health experts and other collaborators who share their vision for transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society.

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UK EQUATOR Centre Publication School

Oct. 5, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

The UK EQUATOR Centre’s Publication School is designed for early-career researchers and students. It aims to give you a smooth writing process that results in a published article that is fit for purpose. You will experience four afternoons of learning led by methodological and writing experts from the UK EQUATOR Centre and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine. Through group work, discussion, and practical exercises, we cover everything you need to know to plan, write, and publish your health-related research study. Content: Planning your message and audience Negotiating authorship Choosing a journal and avoiding predators Good writing style and habits What to write where: recipes for a successful introduction, methods, results, and discussion Using reporting guidelines Revising your work for simplicity, clarity and completeness Summarising your article in an effective title and abstract Submission and dealing with peer review Disseminating your article after publication The course will be held live over Zoom. Participants will need to have Zoom downloaded, rather than using the browser version, as we will be using registrations. We will teach using shared slides, webcam, and audio. We’re excited to maintain the highly interactive nature of Publication School in this online format, with all-group discussion and small-group exercises and discussion. Participants will be welcome to use text chat, mic, and/or webcam in the main room, but will need at least a mic for small-group work in breakout rooms. Sessions will run 12:30-17:00 GMT, with regular comfort breaks. We will not record the sessions, but participants will receive the electronic course workbook with all notes and exercises. We are offering 5 free places to CR-UK funded applicants. Places are limited and will be allocated in order of application. Email us (equator@csm.ox.ac.uk) or visit our web page for more information: www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/graduate-courses/courses/equator-publication-school

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Floor Talk - de Bruijn & Mead Labs

Oct. 5, 2021, 1 p.m.

Global Health Challenges: What counts as interdisciplinary research and Tackling AMR

Oct. 7, 2021, 9 a.m.

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Oct. 8, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Oct. 8, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Oct. 11, 2021, noon

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Oct. 11, 2021, 1 p.m.

An introduction to Research Ethics and Integrity for applicants to the MS IDREC

Oct. 12, 2021, 11 a.m.

This talk is aimed at graduate students (MA/MPhil and DPhil) as well as early career researchers and interested research support staff working in the Medical Sciences and/or MPLS divisions. However, all staff are welcome to attend. The aims of this session are to understand: • what Research Integrity means • why Oxford has an ethics review system for research involving human participants, human tissue and/or personal data • what research is reviewed by the Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee (MS IDREC) • where, and how, to apply for ethical approval • how to protect personal data obtained in research

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Performance Incentives in Multi-Layered Organisations: Evidence from Sierra Leone’s Community Health Workers Program

Oct. 13, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Written with Erika Deserranno (Northwestern University), Gianmarco Leon-Ciliotta (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Philipp Kastrau (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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Smart Oceans: Artificial intelligence and marine biodiversity governance

Oct. 13, 2021, 4 p.m.

About the Talk This lecture by Dr. Karen Bakker will discuss a new type of environmental governance that holds significant promise for marine biodiversity conservation: AI-powered mobile marine protected areas (MMPAs). MMPAs have spatio-temporally mobile boundaries that change position as endangered fish migrate through the ocean. In order for MMPAs to responsively adapt to environmental variability, species mobility, and disturbance dynamics, a sophisticated AI-powered computational apparatus “Smart Oceans” is required, including machine learning algorithms, computer vision, and ecological informatics techniques used to analyze data from various sources (e.g. nano-satellites, drones, environmental sensor networks, digital bioacoustics, marine tags, deep sea UAVs). This talk will cover Smart Ocean’s digital tools and governance frameworks as well as recent applications with endangered bluefin tuna and endangered turtles. Do MMPAs achieve better biodiversity conservation outcomes than traditional static protected areas? Come to this session to find out! About the Speaker Dr. Karen Bakker is a Professor and founding co-Director of the Program on Water Governance at University of British Columbia. She has spent 20 years conducting interdisciplinary research on water issues; more recently, her research focus has shifted to digital innovation and environmental governance. She is the author of more than 100 academic publications, including 7 books, and articles in Science and Global Environmental Change. A Trudeau Foundation Fellow and Royal Society member, she obtained her PhD from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She is a member of the Boards of the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and also a member of the UN Internet Governance Forum's Policy Network on the Environment.

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Oct. 15, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Oct. 15, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Oct. 15, 2021, 3 p.m.

Floor Talk - Gibbons & Patel Labs

Oct. 19, 2021, 1 p.m.

Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar - ‘The politics of extinction in Henrietta Rose-Innes’s Green Lion’

Oct. 19, 2021, 5 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s-DTVmyTTlOpA3H2M0vk2w

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Oct. 20, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Global Health Challenges: Introducing new technologies and changing practices

Oct. 21, 2021, 9 a.m.

Our Mental Wellness: Overcoming Social Anxiety

Oct. 21, 2021, 10 a.m.

Anxiety in social situations is common. While for some people it is transient, for others it can be a remarkably consistent problem that holds them back in life. This webinar covers what we know about the processes that maintain social anxiety and shows how they can be targeted in treatment. David M Clark will provide the main presentation, followed by a Q&A session chaired by Cathy Creswell. About the Series: We have come to realise the importance of mental health issues and the impact they can have on individuals as well as on society at large. But, can you separate the facts from the myths? Do you know how to promote your own mental wellness and help those around you? At Oxford, we have some of the world’s leading researchers helping us understand the causes of mental conditions and develop effective evidence-based treatments. We are bringing them together in a new series – Our Mental Wellness – to share their knowledge and answer your questions about how we can look after each others’ mental wellness in our community. Our Mental Wellness talks will take place twice per term.

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Prof Marie-Dominique Galibert, Université de Rennes, France - title TBA

Oct. 21, 2021, 1 p.m.

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Oct. 22, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Oct. 22, 2021, 2 p.m.

Broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV and novel vaccine approaches to induce them

Oct. 25, 2021, 2 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcuGvpjwvHdwxTrp-VJ0CzfqpPZrkwCvK After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Oct. 25, 2021, 5 p.m.

Michaelmas Term 2021 - Political Economy

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The Option-Value of Overstaying

Oct. 27, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

The objective of this paper is to calculate asylum seekers' ex ante returns on overstaying when their application is rejected. It takes advantage of a unique survey designed to permit estimation of a structural model about the decision to overstay. The proposed model sees this decision as a utility maximization problem with uncertainty about the final choice. The paper proposes mild conditions for nonparametric identification of several objects of interest, including population distribution of ex ante non-pecuniary costs, surpluses, and option-value created by the chance of becoming regularized in the future. Estimation is conducted using a semiparametric estimation procedure on a sample of Afghan asylum seekers. Ex ante surpluses of overstaying are predominantly positive but very heterogeneous in the population. The pecuniary benefits explain a modest part of these surpluses. In contrast, the option-value and the cost associated with a deportation are important components of the expected returns. Afghan asylum seekers are ready to spend a long time with a precarious status to eventually obtain the right to stay and the amenities associated with it.

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Oct. 29, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Oct. 29, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Nov. 1, 2021, noon

*Andrew* "Join here via Microsoft Teams":

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Nov. 1, 2021, 5 p.m.

Michaelmas Term 2021 – Political Economy

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Nov. 2, 2021, noon

Bristol Myers Squibb are a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

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Nov. 2, 2021, 3 p.m.

Professor Klenerman will provide and overview of the University of Oxford Immunology Network

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Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar – ‘Acts of Resistance’ and ‘States of exception and narrative humanity in detention narratives’

Nov. 2, 2021, 5 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5Hs1tOYaQP6wx9zEkd2q4g

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Nov. 3, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Global Health Challenges: Ensuring medicine quality

Nov. 4, 2021, 9 a.m.

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Nov. 5, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Nov. 5, 2021, 2 p.m.

Sidney Ball Lecture 2021

Nov. 5, 2021, 4 p.m.

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Nov. 8, 2021, noon

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Nov. 8, 2021, 2 p.m.

Floor Talk - Milne & Porcher Labs

Nov. 9, 2021, 1 p.m.

Search Cost, Intermediation, and Trade: Experimental Evidence from Ugandan Agricultural Markets

Nov. 10, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Written with Lauren Bergquist of the University of Michigan

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2020 Thomas Harriot Lecture: Thomas Harriot and the Creation of America’s First Illustrated Colouring Book

Nov. 11, 2021, 5 p.m.

Scholars of science and technology frequently lament that Thomas Harriot did not publish a great book during this lifetime. This judgment sadly overlooks the fact that Harriot wrote and published the most important illustrated exploration narrative of European expansion into the Americas. His Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, issued in pamphlet form in 1588, was published in 1590 with 24 elegant copperplate engravings. The vivid illustrations were carefully captioned by Harriot himself and these images indelibly fixed our mental image of native Americans from the sixteenth century to the present. This book not only established the model for exploration books, it also became the first popularly hand-colored exploration narrative of the Renaissance era. These are among Dr. Tise’s findings as he researched hand-colored copies of Harriot’s book around the world and worked with the great art house Taschen to publish in 2019 Theodore de Bry—America: The Complete Plates, 1590-1602 (published simultaneously in English, French, and German). The Thomas Harriot Lecture is free to attend and attendees do not need to RSVP. Read more about the Thomas Harriot Lecture here: https://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/about-college/college-history/thomas-harriot-lecture

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Nov. 12, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Nov. 12, 2021, 2 p.m.

Multiparametric MRI of the Pancreas – Automated Analysis in UK Biobank

Nov. 12, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Nov. 15, 2021, noon

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Nov. 15, 2021, 1 p.m.

Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar

Nov. 16, 2021, 5 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IgujSMghQZiysTQOlWyDnw

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Development and Cell Biology Theme Away Day

Nov. 17, 2021, 8:30 a.m.

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Nov. 17, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Improving the quality of research applications involving animals

Nov. 18, 2021, 10 a.m.

The justification of your group sizes is a key part of good experimental design and, when it comes to the use of animals in research, a large part of the ethical justification for their use. This workshop will cover how to construct a justification of animal numbers section for grant applications to the major UK funders as well as give advice on related PPL questions. This will include estimating experimental and breeding numbers as well as addressing points on experimental design. We will also discuss why this renewed focus on good experimental design is important and what you can do to make sure you meet the expectations of funders and reviewers. Another session is available on Tuesday 30 November 2 – 4pm and you only need to come along to one of the offered dates, so pick the one that suits you best. We also hope to offer these regularly, so there will be future opportunities to attend. Please email chris.barkus@nc3rs.org.uk to register.

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Nov. 19, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Nov. 19, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Nov. 22, 2021, 5 p.m.

Michaelmas Term 2021 – Political Economy

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Floor Talk - Mead & Nerlov

Nov. 23, 2021, 1 p.m.

Vaccine Adjuvants for Global Health

Nov. 23, 2021, 1 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArf-ihqzIsG9HhubtEUE4Y74W9Y4a9KmpI After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Nov. 24, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Global Health Challenges: Strengthening patient experience and outcomes through pathways of care

Nov. 25, 2021, 9 a.m.

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Nov. 26, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Nov. 26, 2021, 2 p.m.

Byzantine iconography workshop

Nov. 27, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

For more information visit: https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/event/byzantine-iconography-workshop-0

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Nov. 29, 2021, noon

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Nov. 29, 2021, 1 p.m.

Roundtable

Nov. 29, 2021, 5 p.m.

Improving the quality of research applications involving animals

Nov. 30, 2021, 2 p.m.

The justification of your group sizes is a key part of good experimental design and, when it comes to the use of animals in research, a large part of the ethical justification for their use. This workshop will cover how to construct a justification of animal numbers section for grant applications to the major UK funders as well as give advice on related PPL questions. This will include estimating experimental and breeding numbers as well as addressing points on experimental design. We will also discuss why this renewed focus on good experimental design is important and what you can do to make sure you meet the expectations of funders and reviewers. Another session is available on Thursday 18 November 10am – 12pm and you only need to come along to one of the offered dates, so pick the one that suits you best. We also hope to offer these regularly, so there will be future opportunities to attend. Please email chris.barkus@nc3rs.org.uk to register.

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Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar

Nov. 30, 2021, 5 p.m.

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Dec. 1, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

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Dec. 3, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Dec. 3, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Dec. 6, 2021, 1 p.m.

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Dec. 7, 2021, noon

For almost 100 years, Novo Nordisk have been translating the unmet medical needs of people living with a serious chronic disease into innovative medicines and delivery systems, eg insulin pens. Their treatments today are benefiting millions of people living with diabetes, obesity, and rare blood and endocrine diseases. From their labs they are discovering and developing innovative biological medicines and making them accessible to patients throughout the world.

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Floor Talk - Chapman & Roy

Dec. 7, 2021, 1 p.m.

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Dec. 13, 2021, 2 p.m.

Time for a change in inflammatory, and metabolic science

Dec. 17, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Dec. 20, 2021, noon

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May 6, 2022, 4 p.m.

Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

May 16, 2022, 4 p.m.

7th Course in Network Meta-Analysis, 20-22 June, 2022

June 20, 2022, 9 a.m.

NMAs are often complex and challenging projects, this 3-day interactive course will focus on the tools needed to understand, write and critically appraise a network meta-analysis. A selected group of expert clinicians, researchers and scientists, with a strong track record in the field of NMA, will guide you through the course, bringing you lectures, group work, hands-on tutorials and supervised statistical sessions. The course is aimed at clinicians, researchers and policy makers in the health care field, but others are welcome. COURSE OBJECTIVES -Become familiar with the different ways of presenting results in NMA -Identify clinical questions to be addressed in the context of an NMA -Understand the key features of an NMA protocol -Practical sessions using statistical software for NMA (R, STATA) -Critically appraise NMAs -Learn important tips on how to write a manuscript and reply to peer reviewers’ comments.

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Oxford MasterClass 2022 - Save the Dates

Sept. 12, 2022, 8 a.m.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we have decided to postpone the Oxford MasterClass 2021 and reschedule for September 2022 NEW DATES: 12 & 13 SEPTEMBER 2022, AT THE EXAMINATIONS SCHOOLS, OXFORD, UK Oxford IBD MasterClass 2022 Organising Committee : Jack Satsangi, Paul Klenerman, Simon Travis, Simon Leedham, Alessandra Geremia, Denise O’Donnell & Lydia White. The Oxford IBD MasterClass 2022 will be held on 12th & 13th September at the Examination Schools in Oxford. The focus of the meeting will be the innovations in IBD from the field of immunology. As always, the meeting will be delivered by a distinguished faculty of expert speakers. In addition to the main Oxford IBD MasterClass we are delighted to announce that we will be running a forum for specialist IBD Nurses entitled IBD Nursing; On the Move. This will be a half day meeting on Monday morning. Those attending the forum are welcome to join the main Oxford MasterClass sessions on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Both meetings will be held in the Examination Schools, which captures the essence of Oxford. There is also the opportunity to join us for the course dinner at New College on Monday evening to continue the discussions around the science and best clinical practice with the faculty, your peers and colleagues. ACCREDITATION Oxford IBD Masterclass 2022 has applied for CPD points/credits from The Federation of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Further details about the number of points allocated will be shared in due course. We do hope you will ‘Save the Dates’ and join us next year in Oxford, for what will be a stimulating and enlightening 2-day event. Registration will open later in the new year. For those that registered for 2020, or expressed an interest in attending this year, we will contact you when registration is open. If you have not registered and would like notification of the opening date then please send us an email to OMC2022@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

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