Oxford professor faces investigation over rejection of Israeli studentBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.12-b (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:12
- Owen Dyer
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 …