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Oxford professor faces investigation over rejection of Israeli student

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.12-b (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:12
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The University of Oxford is carrying out an investigation after a professor of pathology was accused of rejecting a student because he had been an Israeli soldier.

    Andrew Wilkie, Nuffield professor of clinical pathology at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford, and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, criticised Israeli policy in a rejection letter emailed to Amit Duvshani, a student at Tel Aviv University, who had applied to work at his laboratory towards obtaining a PhD.

    The letter from Professor Wilkie said: “Thank you for contacting me, but I don't think this would work. I have a huge problem with the way that the Israelis …

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