Officers

Education Director/Event Coordinator

Education Officer

IT Officer

President

Publicity Officer

Secretary

Treasurer

Vice President

"""Personalised Medicine is delivering the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. Doing this well requires an improved understanding of human biology in both health and disease. This cutting-edge field encompasses all aspects of healthcare, from health promotion, risk stratification and screening through to clinical diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. The integration of Personalised Medicine into healthcare carries significant clinical, ethical, legal, economic and societal challenges."" The Oxford University Personalised Medicine Society (OUPM) serves as a platform for students across all colleges to develop their interests in Personalised Medicine through education and discussion. Oxford students are uniquely situated due to their proximity to the Oxford based Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM). We are a multidisciplinary group of students who collaborate closely with academics throughout the university in fields such as biology, medicine, biochemistry, computing, as well as ethics, politics, and more. We explore the benefits and detriments of personalised medicine in the modern-day healthcare provision and encourage interdisciplinary research. We highly recommend signing up for the society (free to join!) if you have interest in pursuing a healthcare or healthcare adjacent career, as we provide many opportunities for personal, academic, and social development! Talks are the backbone of the OUPM termcard, both independently and in collaboration with the CPM, and previous speakers in the last year have included Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute responsible for the development of the AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine, Professor Jennifer Doudna ForMemRS, joint winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for her development of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, and Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, who at the time chaired Genomics England. Other events include careers and skill workshops, helping members attain new skills such as coding and data analysis, engage in debate and ethical discussion, and gain valuable contacts with academics in the University. The OUPM student journal published its first issue in 2021, and we hope to continue with establishing a platform for student writers and researchers. ?The highlight of the calendar is the annual symposium. This is a chance to hear some incredible keynote speakers (we were incredibly excited to hear from Professor Sharon Peacock CBE, Executive Director and Chair of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium at the 2021 symposium), attend a free networking dinner and drinks reception, and for undergraduate and postgraduate students to present any research they may have been working on for a chance to win a prize. There is additionally an ethical debate, where teams can compete to discuss exciting areas of controversy within personalised medicine."