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The Wolfson Research Institute is a purpose-built research building and research division of the University of Durham. The Institute was named after the Wolfson Foundation which provided funds for the institute's establishment. The institute is based at Queen's Campus, Stockton and focuses on interdisciplinary research in medicine and health as well as the application of medicical and health research on society. The Institute also runs a fellowship scheme (Wolfson Development Fellows and Visiting Fellowships). Durham University is a university in England. ... The Wolfson Foundation is a registered charity based in London, UK. It was established in 1955 and aims to support the arts, education, health, humanities, research, science and technology. ... Interdisciplinary work is that which integrates concepts across different disciplines. ...


Research

The Institues research focuses on four key areas:

  • Clinical and Health Services
  • The Life Sciences and The Life Cycle
  • Medical Humanities
  • Public Policy, Health and Well-being

The Institute has over 20 laboritories and 60 offices to accommodate its 150 research staff and 100 postgraduates. The institute has a number of research centres within it including: Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = word). ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ...

  • Animal Cell Biology Research Group
  • Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine
  • Centre for Infectious Disease
  • Centre for Integrated Health Care Research
  • Centre for Policy, Ethics and Life Science (PEALS)
  • Centre for Public Policy and Health
  • Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease
  • Centre for the Study of Cities and Regions
  • Child Development Research Unit
  • Clinical Management Development
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit
  • Medical Anthropology Research Group
  • North East Public Health Observatory

In 2005, the institues total research output was £15.5 million with over 173 journal article, 8 books and over 160 conference papers. Cell biology (also called cellular biology or formerly cytology, from the Greek kytos, container) is an academic discipline that studies cells. ... An infectious disease is a clinically evident disease of humans or animals that damages or injures the host so as to impair host function, and results from the presence and activity of one or more pathogenic microbial agents, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant proteins known as... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The field of cognitive neuroscience concerns the scientific study of the neural mechanisms underlying cognition and is a branch of neuroscience. ... Medical anthropology is a sub-branch of cultural anthropology that is concerned with the application of anthropological and social science theories and methods to questions about health, illness and healing. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Affiliations 1994 Group, European University Association, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, Universities UK, N8 Group, Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... Affiliations 1994 Group, European University Association, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, Universities UK, N8 Group, Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... Collingwood College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... George Stephenson College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Grey College, Durham Grey College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... For Hatfield Technical College please see University of Hertfordshire Hatfield College is a college of the University of Durham in England (the third oldest English university). ... John Snow College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Josephine Butler College is the newest college at Durham University, having opened in October 2006. ... St Aidans College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Chads College main building looking north, with Durham Heritage Centre beyond St Chads College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Cuthberts Society, almost universally known as Cuths, is a college-level body of Durham University in England. ... The College of St Hild and St Bede, commonly known as Hild Bede, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Johns College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Marys College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Trevelyan College, Durham Trevelyan College, affectionately known as Trevs, is a college of the University of Durham in northern England. ... University College, commonly known as Castle, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Ushaw College is a Roman Catholic seminary, founded at Douai in France in 1568, which moved to Ushaw Moor, four miles west of Durham in England in 1808 and became a Licensed Hall of the University of Durham in 1968. ... Ustinov College is the third largest college of Durham University. ... Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Former colleges of Durham University are those colleges that have been part of Durham University, but have since folded or cancelled their association with Durham. ... The Durham University Business School (DBS) in Durham, UK, is the international business school of Durham University. ... The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a research centre of the University of Durham. ... The Institute for Hazard and Risk Research (IHR2) is a reserach institute at the University of Durham. ... Durham University Athletic Union is a student-run organisation responsible for sport at the University of Durham in Durham, England. ... The Durham University Centre of Cricketing Excellence is the full name of the unviersitys cricketing coaching centre, and the university cricket team when they participate in first class matches. ... Durham University Chamber Choir Durham Univeristy Chamber Choir Durham University Chamber Choir provides a high-quality music-making environment for the best singers in a university which boasts a rich choral tradition. ... Palatinate is the Durham University student newspaper. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Durham Revue Logo. ... The Durham Students Union is a body, set up as the Durham Colleges Students’ Representative Council in 1899 and renamed in 1969, with the intention of representing and providing welfare and services for the students of the University of Durham in Durham, England. ... The Durham Union Society is a debating society founded in 1842 by the students of the University of Durham. ... The Northumbrian Water University Boat Race is an annual event between the University of Durham Boat Club and the University of Newcastle Boat Club. ... The academic dress of the University of Durham is based fairly closely on that of Oxford, although its subfusc clothing follows the Cambridge style, with a few graduates wearing bands and white ties. ... The Durham University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Durham, England. ... This page brings together all the images and heraldic devices of Durham University, its colleges, departments and student organisations. ... The Durham University Library was founded on January 1833 at Palace Green by a 160 volume donation by the then Bishop, William Van Mildert. ...

External links

  • Wolfson Institute Homepage
  • Wolfson Foundation
  • Annual Report 2005

 
 

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