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1 The Great Health Dilemma: Is Prevention Better than Cure? Join Professor Chris Dye, author of The Great Health Dilemma, and Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA, as they discuss ways to invest more money and effort in health promotion and prevention around the world today. Chris Dye, Salim Abdool Karim 16 Jun 2021
2 Coronavirus and ‘Disease X’ Professor Peter Millican interviews the Oxford scientists working at the forefront of research into Disease X Peter Millican, Sarah Gilbert, Peter Horby, Jimmy Whitworth 14 Jan 2021
3 Ebola Professor Peter Millican begins the final episode of this series in 2014, at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Peter Millican, Kevin Decock, Katie Ewer, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
4 HIV/AIDS In the ninth episode of our History of Pandemics season, Professor Peter Millican leaves the perils of influenza behind, only to discover an entirely new virus: HIV. Peter Millican, Harold Jaffe, John Frater, Kevin Decock 14 Jan 2021
5 The 'Spanish' Flu Professor Peter Millican arrives in the twentieth century, during the last years of the Great War, to a pandemic which you may have read a lot about during the early coverage of our current COVID outbreak. Peter Millican, John Oxford, Brian Angus, Claas Kirchhelle 14 Jan 2021
6 'Russian' Flu: the pandemic that wasn't? In this episode, Professor Peter Millican discusses a controversial outbreak... Peter Millican, Julia Mannherz, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
7 Cholera Professor Peter Millican makes it to the nineteenth century to discuss the achievements of John Snow Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 14 Jan 2021
8 The political life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship Simukai Chigudu launches his book, 'The political life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship'. He explains the cholera epidemic, the response to it in Zimbabwe and from the world and life after the epidemic, remembering the epidemic Simukai Chigudu 24 Feb 2020
9 Creative Commons How mapping frames obesity and chronic disease risk factors Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) interviews Professor Danny Dorling (School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series, November 2019 Danny Dorling 22 Jan 2020
10 Creative Commons Changing ecologies of disease A lecture given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) on 16 October 2019 Stanley Ulijaszek 22 Jan 2020
11 Why we need a fourth revolution in healthcare William bird discusses how healthcare focused on communities and acitve lifestyles can lead to greater wellbeing. William Bird 06 Dec 2019
12 Episode 4: 'The Senses and Disease: A Renaissance Perfume Burner and a Victorian Poisonous Bookcase' – PART 2 In this episode, Amélie Bonney (DPhil Student, History of Science) examines a toxic Victorian bookcase to discover the sensory world of disease. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Amélie Bonney, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
13 Episode 3: 'The Senses and Disease: A Renaissance Perfume Burner and a Victorian Poisonous Bookcase – PART 1 In this episode, Christy Callaway-Gale (DPhil Student, Medieval and Modern Languages) examines a Renaissance Italian perfume burner to discover the sensory world of disease. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
14 Can you cure HIV? HIV isn’t a death sentence anymore. People can live long lives with the virus in their body, as long as they have the right combination of drugs. But some researchers want to take the fight against HIV and AIDS even further... John Frater 02 May 2018
15 Ebola: A biosocial journey The inaugural Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture delivered in Oxford on 3 November 2017 by Melissa Parker, Professor of Medical Anthropology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Melissa Parker 27 Mar 2018
16 Maths v Disease - Julia Gog Can mathematics really help us in our fight against infectious disease? Join Julia Gog as we explore exciting current research areas where mathematics is being used to study pandemics, viruses and everything in between. Julia Gog 13 Nov 2017
17 Creative Commons Ebola Emergence is Predictable This talk was given by Dr Peter Walsh (University of Cambridge) at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine on 3 November 2016/ Peter Walsh 15 Sep 2017
18 Is my bacon sandwich really going to kill me? Statistician Dr Jennifer Rogers discusses the numbers linked to processed meat and bowel cancer. Jennifer Rogers 25 Oct 2016
19 Creative Commons Killing and dying This lecture asks what weapons people owned in Henry VIII's England and whether they knew how to use them, some of its evidence drawn from coroners' inquests into accidents with bows, guns and swords. Steven Gunn 12 Oct 2016
20 'Land, Sea and Air' Part 3 - What happens when we fly Oxygen levels are slightly lower when you fly on commercial airlines, so what effects does this have on people? Can it cause any problems? Thomas Smith 17 Jun 2016
21 Creative Commons Maternal capital and offspring development Jonathan Wells (UCL Institute of Child Health) presents an intergenerational perspective on the development origins of health and disease. A medical anthropology seminar given on 29 February 2016. Jonathan Wells 08 Jun 2016
22 Creative Commons Malaria laboratory at MORU Dr Kesinee Chotivanich's laboratory provides facilities and resources to researchers, students, and collaborators who are interested in tropical diseases, with the aim to improve patients’ care. Kesinee Chotivanich 02 Jun 2016
23 Creative Commons Malaria laboratory at MORU Dr Kesinee Chotivanich's laboratory provides facilities and resources to researchers, students, and collaborators who are interested in tropical diseases, with the aim to improve patients’ care. Kesinee Chotivanich 02 Jun 2016
24 How computers have changed the way we do physics - Structure in complex systems The power of available computers has now grown exponentially for many decades. The ability to discover numerically the implications of equations and models has opened our eyes to previously hidden aspects of physics. Mark Newman 11 Feb 2016
25 Creative Commons The Evolution of the Genome Computational and stastistical methods help us understand evolution as well as genetic disease. Gerton Lunter 02 Dec 2015
26 Creative Commons The Evolution of the Genome Computational and stastistical methods help us understand evolution as well as genetic disease. Gerton Lunter 02 Dec 2015
27 Creative Commons Medical science needs you! Human clinical trials Clinical trials for vaccines: how they work and what's involved for volunteers. Sean Elias, Natalie Lella 19 Oct 2015
28 Creative Commons How clean is a clean room? Human vaccine manufacture The stringent processes that ensure new vaccines are clinic-ready Sean Elias, Emma Bolan 19 Oct 2015
29 Creative Commons Maladies and mice. Pre-clinical vaccine development Approaches used to target particularly tricky diseases to treat, such as malaria, HIV, Flu and TB. Sean Elias, Lynda Coughlan, Rachel Tanner 19 Oct 2015
30 Creative Commons Why vaccinate? The history and science of vaccination Vaccine origins, science behind how vaccines work and how outbreaks of diseases can occur if vaccination levels drop too low. Sean Elias 19 Oct 2015
31 Ecology of undernutrition and infection Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) presents a lecture on undernutrition and infection (14 November 2014) Stanley Ulijaszek 07 May 2015
32 Biocultural approaches to Type 2 diabetes Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) presents a lecture on Type 2 diabetes from the Disease Ecology Lecture series (28 November 2014) Stanley Ulijaszek 07 May 2015
33 Creative Commons New strategies for disease prevention and management from infancy to old age Professor Terry Dwyer, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health and Dr Kazem Rahimi, Deputy Director, The George Institute for Global Health. Kazem Rahimi, Terry Dwyer 17 Feb 2015
34 Diagnosis, Treatment and Disease Epidemiology - The Trefoil Knot The Newton Abraham Lecture 2014, delivered by Professor Piero Olliaro, Newton Abraham Visiting Professor, University of Oxford. Piero Olliaro 16 Dec 2014
35 "There's no place like home" Part 2 - The People of the British Isles Bruce Winney describes the influx of humans to the British Isles, including the Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. By comparing and contrasting the genetic make-up of patients, researchers can explore how genetics can influence disease. Bruce Winney 15 Dec 2014
36 Why is Oxford Determined to Change the Way We Discover New Medicines? Chas Bountra, a popular speaker at the recent Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia, will explain how Oxford is creating a new ecosystem for drug discovery. Chas Bountra 07 Oct 2014
37 Creative Commons FMR 45 Health crises and migration Individual and collective responses to health crises contribute to an orderly public health response that most times precludes the need for large-scale displacements. Michael Edelstein, David Heymann, Khalid Koser 07 Apr 2014
38 Creative Commons Political ecology of disease This lecture by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek of ISCA, the University of Oxford, is part of the Disease Ecology series and was delivered on 22 November 2013 Stanley Ulijaszek 03 Feb 2014
39 Creative Commons Disease transitions This lecture by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek of ISCA, the University of Oxford, is part of the Disease Ecology series and was presented on 13 November 2013. Stanley Ulijaszek 03 Feb 2014
40 Fighting the World's Fight: Against Poverty Mr David Ferreira, Mr Nick Kristof and Dr Mark Suzman discuss fighting poverty at the Rhodes House 110th Anniversary event. David Ferreira, Nick Kristof, Mark Suzman 29 Oct 2013
41 Creative Commons Smallpox in poetry Smallpox was rife in the eighteenth century, leaving its mark both on its sufferers, and on the literature of the period. This podcast explores its history in verse. Elizabeth Atkinson 16 Sep 2013
42 Conclusion: How Chemistry Research Impacts Human Health Wrapping up this series on human health, Dr Emily Flashman talks about her work studying the mechanisms by which our bodies respond to low levels of oxygen. Emily Flashman 19 Jul 2013
43 Practical Uses of NMR: Exploring Enzymes to Fight Disease The mutant enzymes that cause disease in our bodies can be combated by chemical inhibitors if we understand how these molecules are interacting. Ivanhoe Leung 19 Jul 2013
44 Synthesizing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Nature Chemicals found in nature can have incredibly useful functionality, including anti-malarial and anti-cancer properties. However, they are usually found in small amounts. Chris Jones 19 Jul 2013
45 3D Printing and The Structure of Proteins Using 3D printed molecules, Rok Sekirnik, a DPhil student in the emerging field of chemical biology, shows how protein structures can be determined in some of the Department's most distinctive looking labs. Rok Sekirnik 19 Jul 2013
46 Epigenetics and New Anti-Cancer Treatments At the interface of chemistry, biology, and medicine, Cyrille Thinnes, a DPhil student in the Schofield Group, shares his research into the next generation of anti-cancer treatments. Cyrille Thinnes 19 Jul 2013
47 Introduction: How Chemistry Research Impacts Human Health To truly understand disease, we need to understand the underlying chemical processes that direct human biology. Dr Emily Flashman introduces some of the research in the Department of Chemistry that will help improve our health in future. Emily Flashman 19 Jul 2013
48 Creative Commons Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the swine flu pandemic in 2009 (Knowledge Exchange Seminar) Patty Kostkova discusses Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the 2009 swine flu pandemic during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. Patty Kostkova 02 Jan 2013
49 Oxford at Said Seminar: Neuroscience This Oxford at Said seminar showcases some of Oxfords most exciting new research in the area of Neuroscience. Susan Greenfield, Zam Cader, Laura Suter-Dick 13 Aug 2012
50 Vaccines for Global Health Professor Adrian Hill gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2011 on the past, present and future of vaccines against diseases. Adrian Hill 19 Jun 2012
51 Creative Commons Meat and Health In this Health, Environment and Development seminar, Peter Scarborough (a UL in Public Health) discusses the impact of achieving environmental sustainable diets on deaths from cardiovascular disease and cancer in the UK. 18 October 2011. Peter Scarborough 24 May 2012
52 Blood Disorders and Human Malaria Professor Sunetra Gupta explains the surprising relationship between blood disorders and malaria in humans. Could two blood disorders ever be better than one? Part of the Oxford Abridged series of short talks. Sunetra Gupta 10 Feb 2011
53 Creative Commons Drug Discovery Professor Chas Bountra explains how new drugs can offer novel treatments for neurodegenerative and gastrointestinal diseases, as well as pain disorders. Chas Bountra 20 Dec 2010
54 Creative Commons Drug Discovery Professor Chas Bountra explains how new drugs can offer novel treatments for neurodegenerative and gastrointestinal diseases, as well as pain disorders. Chas Bountra 20 Dec 2010
55 Genetic Variation in Inflammation and Immunity Dr Julian Knight explains how new insights into genetic variants which modulate gene expression allow us to better understand why people develop these diseases, and allow us to target treatments more effectively. Julian Knight 29 Nov 2010
56 Creative Commons Chromatin Remodelling Dr Erika Mancini explains how malfunctions in the regulation of chromatin structure often leads to complex multi-system diseases and cancer, notably leukemia. Erika Mancini 15 Nov 2010
57 Creative Commons Global Eradication of Infectious Diseases: Can 'Not Very Much' undermine the goal of 'None at All'? Despite the well-publicised success of global smallpox eradication, 'zero' remains an elusive goal for the majority of vaccine-preventable diseases, making reduced pathogen circulation, or direct protection of the vulnerable more achievable strategies. Jodie McVernon 27 Nov 2009
58 Genetics of Common Human Diseases Peter Donnelly, one of the UK's leading statisticians and geneticists, discusses his involvement in recent projects aimed at understanding the genetics of common human diseases. Peter Donnelly 29 Apr 2009
59 Genetics of Common Human Diseases Peter Donnelly, one of the UK's leading statisticians and geneticists, discusses his involvement in recent projects aimed at understanding the genetics of common human diseases. Peter Donnelly 29 Apr 2009
60 Genetics with Kay Davies Kay Davies discusses her research of genetic diseases such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, problems which limit the development of therapy and the need for effective treatment and screening processes. Kay Davies, Oliver Lewis 09 Feb 2009
61 Andrew Pollard on Childhood Disease Professor Andrew Pollard, Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, and Director of the Oxford Vaccine Centre, discusses childhood diseases, his research into vaccinations, and the problems facing childhood immunisation in the UK and abroad. Andrew Pollard, Oliver Lewis 10 Sep 2008