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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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Christmas raffle for Sobell House

Posted 22/12/2017

Staff and students from NDM and NDORMS raised £1015.10 for Sobell House in the Christmas raffle organised by our laboratories manager Dr Stan Ng. Thanks to all contributors!

The Curiosity Carnival on Friday 29 September

Posted 19/09/2017

The Curiosity Carnival came to town on Friday 29 September 2017, with hundreds of free activities across central Oxford for all ages and interests – including games, talks, music, dance, live experiments and walking tours – celebrating how research affects all our lives.
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Ludwig runs the Town and Gown 10K

Posted 17/05/2017

Around 25 staff and students from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research donned their running shoes and team t-shirts to run 10K in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK. The 2017 Oxford 'Town and Gown' race on Sunday 14th May attracted more than 4000 runners, from first-timers to serious athletes. The Ludwig team were rewarded for all their training efforts by beautiful sunshine and a fantastic crowd. Congratulations to all our runners! The ...