News and Events
Three researchers from Ludwig Oxford ran a science workshop for pupils aged 9-11 at St Mary Abbots Primary School. Tammie Bishop, Olivia Lombardi and Virginia Schmid taught the children about DNA biology, mutations and inheritance. The workshop was very successful with one teacher reporting that it was the ‘talk of the town amongst the children at lunch break afterwards’.
On Sunday 14th October 2018, Ludwig Cancer Research teamed up with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics to run a stall at the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival. As part of the Explorazone in the Town Hall, we demonstrated various aspects of DNA packaging and the effects of DNA mutations with our fun activities. Many thanks go to our volunteers:
Ludwig Cancer Research are teaming up with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics to run a stall at the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival. We will be in the Explorazone in the Town Hall on Sunday 14th October from 12-5 pm with our fun activities demonstrating various aspects of DNA packaging and the effects of DNA mutations. Come along to find out more about our research!
On Saturday 8th September 2018 12.30-3 pm, the Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB), housing Ludwig Cancer Research, the Jenner Institute, the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) and the Department of Oncology opened to the public as part of the Oxford Open Doors scheme run by the Oxford Preservation Trust. Each unit had a stand in the main atrium of the building with fun educational activities for all ages.
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.
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.
On Sunday 13th May 2018, over 20 members of Ludwig Oxford participated in the Town and Gown 10 km run in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK. Carlos Ruiz-Puig was the fastest Ludwig athlete with a time of 43 min. Congratulations to all that took part!
A group of Ludwig public engagement volunteers will be taking our newly created family friendly activities to the Headington Festival in Bury Knowle Park on Sunday 3rd June from 1-5 pm. We will demonstrate various aspects of DNA packaging and the effects of DNA mutations to members of the public. Please encourage friends and family to come along to find out more about our research.
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!
Ludwig Oxford and the CRUK Oxford Centre will be co-hosting an open evening in the Old Road Campus Research Building on 17th May 2018. The free event will mark the 15th anniversary of the Human Genome Project and explore how our knowledge of the human genome has revolutionised cancer research. Join us for talks from Profs Jenny Taylor and Gareth Bond, lab tours, microscope demonstrations and activities by registering here.
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. See what happened- http://www.ox.ac.uk/curiosity-carnival
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.
World Cancer Day takes place on February 4 each year. Researchers at Ludwig Oxford and the wider NDM are trying to understand the epidemiology and potential causes of cancer, its effect on patient lives and outcomes, as well as the basic science underpinning the unregulated cell growth that is the hallmark of the disease. To mark World Cancer Day, NDM has asked some of our scientists - including Xin Lu - about their research.
Listen to Ludwig scientist Skirmantas Kriaucionis discussing his research on epigenetics and cancer. Epigenetic modifications such as methylations alter which sets of genes are expressed in specific cells and how this specificity is inherited across cell divisions. Cancer cells show particular epigenetic abnormalities which can be targeted for cancer therapies. More podcasts are available here
Sandy Douglas from the Jenner Institute features in this Medical Sciences Division podcast on viruses, released to mark World Rabies Day.
The Target Discovery Institute is opening its doors on Saturday 10th September 2016, 10am-4pm.
Wednesday 13th July 2016, John Radcliffe Hospital. The Medical Sciences DPhil Day is free to attend and open to all students and staff of the University.
Saturday 2nd July, Templars Square Shopping Centre, Oxford.
Join Ludwig Clinical Fellow Mike White to learn about the latest cancer research, in the pub. The event is part of the successful Pint of Science festival.
What is the key to success for women who work in science? A new website, launched this week, delves into the experiences of successful women in science at the University of Oxford, through a collection of video narratives. Funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund at Oxford University, the interviews with 39 successful women - including Ludwig's Xin Lu - tell an inspiring story of an ongoing culture shift for women working in science, where according to those interviewed, discrimination is rarely experienced and the work is fun, interesting and exciting. Find out more: www.womeninscience.ox.ac.uk - An inspirational journey of women’s experiences in science.