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COI prioritise funding support to the current crisis caused by novel coronavirus

COI Directors Professor Tao Dong and Xuetao Cao have prioritised funding support in response to the current crisis caused by nCoV 2019, supporting positive actions taken by the Medical Sciences Divisions and University of Oxford.

Visitors to COI from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Delegates from the Ministry of Science and Technology and Chinese Embassy visited the CAMS Oxford Institute in December 2019.

Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) - NDM - CAMS Oxford Institute (COI) Scholarship Interviews 2019

The CSC-CAMS/PUMC Oxford High-level Innovative Talent Scholarships and CSC-NDM Scholarships Interviews were held in Beijing in November 2019, representatives from the University of Oxford, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) and the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) were present.

Tao Dong's group publish new research on Self-maintaining CD103+ cancer-specific T cells

A new research discovered circulating antigen-specific CD103+CD8+ T cells can self-regulate their CD103 expression via production of active TGFβ1 and have better TCR signalling and effector function compared to CD103- populations.

COI Investigators Reported a Comprehensive Analysis of Key Immune Checkpoint Receptors on Tumor-Infiltrating T Cells From Multiple Types of Cancer

COI Investigators (Xi Li, Ruozheng Wang are the joint first authors) reported a comprehensive analysis of key immune checkpoint receptors on T cells in 172 treatment-naïve, primary cancer patients from the eight most prevalent types of cancer.

CAMS Oxford Institute (COI) - Institute of Medicinal Plant Development (IMPLAD) Joint Symposium in Hainan

The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Oxford Institute (COI) - Institute of Medicinal Plant Development (IMPLAD) Joint Symposium was held from September 21st to 22nd in Haikou, Hainan.

Visit from Chinese Embassy, Education session, August 2019

Minister Counsellor Yongli Wang and First Secretary Haiyinh Yuan visited the COI on 9th August 2019.

Chinese Embassy Visit to the CAMS Oxford Institute in Oxford

The Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Nanping Xu visited the CAMS Oxford Institute on 19th June 2019 accompanied by Minister Counsellor SuNan Jiang, Deputy Director of International Office Fengyun Lei, and attaché Ke Zhao to discuss its development and progress.

COI investigators led by Professor Tao Dong published data supporting cancer immunotherapy by targeting CD94/NKG2A

COI investigators led by Professor Tao Dong published data (Abd Hamid M et al) supporting cancer immunotherapy by targeting CD94/NKG2A, to improve the long-term survivability of effector cells such as CD8+ T cells with better cytotoxic functions following combinatory anti-PD-1 treatment, especially in early stage cancer patients.

CAMS Visit to Oxford April 2019

President Chen Wang was accompanied by members of CAMS on a visit to Oxford in April 2019 to attend CAMS Oxford Institute update meetings and for the signing of the contract with Gavin Screaton.

COI - RESPIRATORY SYMPOSIUM 2019

The CAMS Oxford Institute (COI) held a joint half-day symposium with the Respiratory Unit on 17th April which was hosted by the University of Oxford.

COI investigators led by Professor Alain Townsend publish paper in Natural Microbiology about H7N9 Virus Infection

COI investigators led by Professor Alain Townsend reported neutralization breadth of the H7-reactive antibody repertoire induced by natural H7N9 infection in humans and changes overtime, highlighted the need for updated H7N9 vaccines.

Chinese Embassy Visit February 2019

On 14th February Minister Counsellor SuNan Jiang, First Secretary Ge Tan and First Secretary Jin Wang from the Chinese Embassy Science and Technology section met with Tao Dong, Darren Nash, Richard Liwicki, Chris Conlon, Andrew McMichael and Alain Townsend of the CAMS Oxford Institute to discuss its development and progress.

COI Half-Day Symposium December 2018

The CAMS Oxford Institute (COI) held a half-day symposium on 12th December 2018 which was the 2nd COI symposium hosted by the University of Oxford.

Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) - NDM - CAMS Oxford Institute (COI) Scholarship Interviews 2018

The CSC-CAMS/PUMC Oxford High-level Innovative Talent Scholarships and CSC-NDM Scholarships Interviews were held in Beijing in November 2018, representatives from the University of Oxford, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) and the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) were present.

CAMS Oxford Institute Contract Signing November 2018

On Monday 26th November 2018 the contract for the CAMS Oxford Institute was signed in Beijing in China. Members of the University of Oxford and CAMS were there to witness this.

Meeting led by Deputy Minister Zhiwen Zhu at the Chinese Embassy, hosted by Minister Consular Mr Yongli Wang

A small group meeting was held in the Chinese Embassy on the 15th of July, with a delegation led by Deputy Minister Zhiwen Zhu of Ministry of Education (MoE), hosted by Minister Consular of Education session Mr Yongli Wang.

2nd Joint CSI-BSI Symposium on Immunology

Xuetao Cao, Tao Dong and Bo Huang from the CAMS Oxford Institute co-organised the 2nd Joint CSI-BSI Symposium on Immunology which was held in June 2018 in Chongqing, China and attended by several PIs from Oxford and immunologists from BSI and CSI.

Minister Counsellor Mr Jiang Sunan from the Chinese Embassy visits Oxford

The Minister Counsellor Mr Jiang Sunan and the First Secretary Mr Ge Tan from the Science and Technology Section of the Chinese Embassy visited Oxford on Monday 18th June to meet with Professor Tao Dong and other PIs from Oxford.

China Vice Premier and Minster of National Health Commission visit to CTI Beijing

China Vice Premier Madam Sun Chunlan and Minster of National Health Commission Ma Xiaowei visit the CAMS Oxford Centre for Translational Immunology Beijing branch.

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