The Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) is a large multi-disciplinary Department that links high quality basic biological science with medical application. Led by Professor Peter Ratcliffe FRS, who is both an active researcher in cell biology and an active clinician, the Department employs in the region of 1000 scientific research staff working in a range of basic science and clinical disciplines. Our researchers contribute to the teaching of 450 medical students within Oxford University's Clinical School.
Our base at the Headington Hospitals campus, Oxford, is now one of the largest centres for biomedical research in Europe with over £200M invested in capital projects and research infrastructure over the last decade. The rapidly growing campus provides a vibrant, highly interactive environment for research development. We are particularly committed to the career development of young scientists, including those from basic science as well as clinical backgrounds. In 2006 the Oxford University / Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Trust partnership successfully competed to be one of five UK Biomedical Research Centres. We played a leading role in this initiative, which provides a range of new opportunities for basic scientists to interact with clinical medical research, and for career development of clinician scientists.
In addition to its Oxford base, the Department operates a number of major overseas programmes in tropical medicine and global health, with research units in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Kenya supporting activities at numerous sites in S-E Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. We also operate extensive epidemiological and clinical trials networks throughout China, India and South America.
In Oxford, NDM maintains research platforms across structural biology, protein biochemistry, genetics, genomics, proteomics, cell biology, chemical and genetic screening, imaging, bioinformatics, medical statistics, epidemiology, and clinical trials. Thematic research includes cancer biology, immunology, vaccinology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, dermatology, diabetes and metabolic medicine, renal medicine, respiratory medicine, stroke medicine, and geratology.