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Vasudevan lab identifies novel means of improving sensitivity and efficiency for PCR COVID testing

Department Vasudevan Group

In collaboration with the infectious disease units at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, the Vasudevan lab has identified a novel means of improving RT-qPCR sensitivity and efficiency for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 through the concentration of pooled patient lysates.

International collaboration by Potter group uncovers vital element in regulation of Na⁺/K⁺- ATPase-α1

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An international collaboration of the Potter Group with Solomon Snyder’s Group in the USA and with Chinese and German colleagues has uncovered the myo-inositol polyphosphate pyrophosphate 5-InsP7 as a regulator of the Na⁺/K⁺- ATPase-α1

Professor Angela Russell receives 2021 Harrington UK Rare Disease Scholar Award

Department Russell Group

Angela Russell, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Oxford Departments of Pharmacology and Chemistry, has been announced as one of the five recipients of the inaugural UK Rare Disease Scholar Award, presented by the Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI).

Professor Fran Platt appointed as new Head of Department of Pharmacology

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Professor Fran Platt has been appointed as the new Head of Department for Pharmacology at the University of Oxford. Fran took up her new post with effect from 1 June 2020 and will serve for an initial period of five years.