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St Hugh's College, University of Oxford:
A College with a strong sense of its radical tradition- Founded in 1886, St Hugh’s also boasts some of the largest college grounds in Oxford. It is known as the ‘Island Site’ because of its ample, tranquil gardens, featuring abundant mature and ornamental trees and stunning herbaceous borders. All of these features make it a restful and inspiring place to live and work.

St Hugh’s is now one of the largest colleges in Oxford, with around 800 students. St Hugh’s opened the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building, which was designed by David Morley (who also designed the Maplethorpe Building). The Dickson Poon building was funded by the philanthropy of many donors from Hong Kong, notably Mr Dickson Poon, who gave £10m toward the £21m project. It was opened in September 2014 by HRH Prince William.

Oxford University:-

Cancer Care

I. Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre- The CRUK Oxford Centre was established in 2010 as a partnership between the University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Cancer Research UK. The Centre aims to draw on the breadth and depth of fundamental research being undertaken at the University of Oxford and translate it into novel therapeutic strategies which increase cancer cure rates and save and improve people’s lives. The Department now houses over 400 staff and postgraduate students - both clinical and non-clinical - and is one of the largest departments in the University of Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division.

Prospective clinical trials-

1. CHARIOT- ATR inhibitor and chemoradiotherapy in oesophageal cancer.

2. IMAGO - A single arm exploratory study examining the feasibility of imaging glioblastoma pH using CEST MRI

II. Ludwig Cancer Research- engages leading scientists and clinicians in an integrated effort to understand and confront the challenge of cancer. The Oxford Branch is based at the University of Oxford and benefits from excellent links with the global Ludwig and local Oxford research communities.

Recent publication –

1. All roads lead to ubiquity

2. Multivalent Histone and DNA Engagement by a PHD/BRD/PWWP Triple Reader Cassette Recruits ZMYND8 to K14ac-Rich Chromatin

3. Promiscuous targeting of bromodomains by bromosporine identifies BET proteins as master regulators of primary transcription response in leukemia and many more..


Oxford Nano Science and Technology Group (NST) - The research in the NST group is highly interdisciplinary, encompassing materials science, electrical engineering, physics, and chemistry. Furthermore, it involves extensive collaborations with both internal and external academic research groups as well as industrial collaborators so as to develop strategies for Nano-Based Convergence Technology. The research also aims to understand fundamental scientific phenomena at the nanoscale and, ultimately, to integrate these functional materials into electrical, optoelectronic, and energy devices/systems through advanced fabrication routes. The NST group has well equipped laboratories to support the extensive research on nano materials and technologies some of which is housed within the basement of the Thom building (for 1-D and 2-D nanomaterials synthesis, fabrication and characterisation of energy generation and storage devices) and some in the ETB (for 0-D nanomaterials synthesis, fabrication and characterisation of solar cell, electronic and optoelectronic devices).

Research in NST-

1. Nanostructured Materials and Synthesis.

2. Nano devices and Characterization

Recent publication –

1. Monolayer optical memory cells based on artificial trap-mediated charge storage and release

2. Red green blue emissive lead sulfide quantum dots: Heterogeneous synthesis and applications

3. Self-assembled two-dimensional copper oxide nanosheet bundles as an efficient oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalyst for water splitting applications

4. Fe/N/S-Doped Mesoporous Carbon Nanostructures as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Acid Medium

5. Highly efficient electro-optically tunable smart-supercapacitors using an oxygen-excess nanograin tungsten oxide thin film