Women in Academic Science: Role Models of Success at Oxford

Women in Academic Science: Role Models of Success at Oxford.

6 November 2014

5.30 pm – 7.45 pm

Maths Institute Lecture Theatre 2

Cost: Free of charge, but registration required

Invitees: Current undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, lecturers, Fellows, early career women in science and interested alumni.

The Alumni Office and the Equality and Diversity Unit invite you to join us for an unmissable and important networking event in 4th week exploring how women can successfully navigate career paths in academic science.


Our star panel representing some of Oxford’s leading female scientists will discuss their experiences and share their advice. The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking. The event is funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund and supported by Mathematics Institute.


Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Sally Mapstone, will chair the panel which is comprised of:


Fran Ashcroft – Professor of Physiology Katherine Blundell – Professor of Astrophysics Sadie Creese – Professor of Cybersecurity Dame Frances Kirwan DBE – Professor of Mathematics Susan Lea – Professor of Chemical Pathology; Microbiology Kia Nobre – Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Irene Tracy -Professor of Anaesthetic Science


For any questions, please contact maya.evans@alumni.ox.ac.uk


Details on how to book can be found here:


Research Data Management Workshop

Research data management is becoming an increasingly hot topic for us here in department so, to help fill in the gaps in our knowledge, I’m arranging a workshop in conjunction with Research Data Oxford.

The workshop will be an hour-long session covering funder expectations, data management planning, tools and service for live data, and data documentation and preservation options.

To ensure we get the best possible attendance, I’ve put together a Doodle Poll for you to register your preferred workshop date(s). The date of the final workshop will be chosen based solely on this poll so if you’re interested in attending make sure you have your say!


I will be closing the poll this Friday 3rd October at 4pm.

Consultation: Future research priorities in Cloud Computing and Software

The European Commission loves a good consultation, and one that is currently under way relates topics that are of interest to researchers in department: Cloud Computing and Software (inc. Open Source).

The consultation is structured in two parts, one for each topic, and stakeholders can contribute to only one, or to both parts.

A post-consultation workshop is then scheduled to take place in Brussels on 4 November 2014 to discuss the views expressed by various contributors to the consultation. Information on how to register will be made available through the Commission in due course.

The consultation is open until 10 October. For further information, including background documents, visit this link

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Multidisciplinary Project Award

This call is for multidisciplinary research projects that involve both cancer researchers and scientists from engineering and physical science disciplines, where the aim is to generate original research ideas and explore their applicability in cancer research.

Up to £500k can be requested to support a project over a period of up to 4 years.

Applications should ideally include:

  • a minimum of two PIs working in distinct scientific disciplines
  • at least one PI working in cancer research at any career stage
  • at least one PI from an engineering/physical science discipline at any career stage

With a primary focus on multidisciplinary research, the research themes within remit for this award include:

  • The direct application of physics, engineering, chemical or mathematical concepts to address the underlying physical processes of cancer, including tumour initiation, growth and metastasis.
  • The development and translation of technologies for direct applications in, or a clear path to, a direct application in the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. Proposals for the first applications of technologies in cancer research and those which demonstrate potential clinical applicability are encouraged.

The call deadline is 17 November 2014. Full information can be found at this link.

If you are thinking of applying to this call please let me know.