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OET VISITS KEY PARTNERS IN MEXICO FOR DIABETES TYPE I RESEARCH

OET scientists, Dr Mine Aksular and Dr Leo Graves, recently travelled to Mexico City to spend six days visiting the Centre for Molecular and Cell-Based Therapeutics (CMCBT) as part of an international research collaboration (TRANSDIA) investigating a novel therapy for type I diabetes. Accompanied by collaborator Dr Stephen Hughes from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford University, the team were able to provide expert advice and practical guidance on key aspects of the project, helping to facilitate the transfer of technology to Mexican researchers. (more…)

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OXFORD EXPRESSION TECHNOLOGIES IS AWARDED £2 MILLION VACCINE DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT

Oxford, UK – 4th May 2018

Oxford Expression Technologies Ltd (OET) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a £2M contract from Innovate UK as part of the ‘Vaccines for Global Epidemics’ Round 2 competition. The award will allow OET to continue its ongoing work in developing the first economically viable vaccine against Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus. (more…)

Louis Pasteur and Insect Viruses

We told you last time about our trip to the Society for Invertebrate Pathology meeting in Tours, France.  This was another highly enjoyable gathering.  It also proved to be very successful for two of our OET-sponsored PhD students at Oxford Brookes University.  Mine Aksular won second prize for her poster presentation, “Improving baculovirus surface display system”. Leo Graves had a commendation for his talk, “3-Dimensional ultrastructural modelling of Autographa californica multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus infection in insect cells to determine the role of P10 during baculovirus infection”  He might have received a higher award had the audio visual equipment been able to show properly his movie depicting the 3D model of the P10 protein.  Abstracts for these talks can still be accessed: Mine’s is on page 125 and Leo’s on page 31 of the abstract book. (more…)