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Lincoln Leads in Medicine

Lincoln Leads in Medicine

21 Feb 2017
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On Tuesday 21st February, Lincoln Leads will celebrate 'Lincoln's medical breakthroughs: The past, present and future'. 

Our panel will include Professor David Vaux (Sub-Rector, Nuffield Research Fellow in Pathology and Tutorial Fellow in Medicine), former Fellow in Medicine and historian of science, Dr Eric Sidebottom, and current student Mustafa Aydogan. Full profiles can be found below.

The evening will begin with a reception at 5.15pm in the Langford Room, Lincoln College, with the talk lasting from 5.45 to 7pm in the Oakeshott Room. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Tickets are free but please sign up online at: 

We hope you will join the conversation.


Professor David Vaux’s (Sub-Rector, Nuffield Research Fellow in Pathology and Tutorial Fellow in Medicine) current research focuses on the nuclear envelope and its associated disease states. The nuclear envelope is the barrier between the nucleus and the rest of the cell, and his team study the roads and tunnels that carry molecules deep into or through the nucleus. If that wasn’t enough, the other team in his lab studies how diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and motor neuron disease work on the cellular level.

Dr Eric Sidebottom (Former Fellow in Medicine) worked with the Florey Lab and is now a historian of science, alongside his research. Not only is Dr Sidebottom an authority on Oxford’s medical history, but he was also once taught by one of the most important figures in the discovery of penicillin, Lord Florey. He can chart Lincoln's longstanding connections with the Dunn School and the world-changing breakthroughs in medicines such as penicillin (discovered 90 years ago!).  He is the author of the Medical Guide to Oxford, Oxford Medicine: A Walk Through Nine Centuries.


After nearly a century of pathology focused study, the Dunn School has begun to turn its face to modern cell biology. Mustafa Aydogan will be addressing the present and future of this transition through the lens of his observations at the Dunn School. He will address the key discoveries/inventions in cell biology, but also the structural and practical factors which have led this transition.