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Scientists at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Oxford are investigating what goes wrong inside cells to cause cancer. The more we understand about how cancer cells behave and the differences among cancers, the better we will be able to diagnose and treat cancer in the future.

For example, several of our research groups investigate the ways in which the genetic code inside each cell is controlled in response to signals that the cell receives. The signalling and the regulation of genes is often different in cancer cells compared to normal cells.

Public engagement

Public engagement is a broad term for a range of activities that connect the general public with research and researchers. Our scientists are committed to enaging the public with research.

Examples of events that Ludwig researchers have participated in recently include the Oxfordshire Science Festival, Pint of Science, Oxford Open Doors, and activities at local schools. We also regularly host work experience students.

Marketa Tomkova from Benjamin Schuster-Böckler's group expressed the study of DNA mutations in cancer through dance as part of the 'Dance your Ph.D.' competition:


News and Events

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ORCRB in Oxford Open Doors 2018

Posted 20/06/2018

   On Saturday 8th September 2018 12.30-3 pm, the Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB), housing the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, the Jenner Institute and the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) will open to the public as part of the Oxford Open Doors scheme run by the Oxford Preservation Trust. Learn about our cutting-edge research into cancer, infectious diseases and drug discovery through hands-on family-friendly activities, ...


Ludwig Oxford at the Headington Festival

Posted 04/06/2018

A group of Ludwig public engagement volunteers took our newly created family friendly activities to a sunny Headington Festival in Bury Knowle Park on Sunday 3rd June. The Headington Festival is an annual event run by Headington Action and features ~50 stalls from local organisations, plus a programme of live entertainment. We demonstrated various aspects of DNA packaging and the effects of DNA mutations to many members of the public. ...