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6 May 2021
We were delighted to learn from the announcement today, 6 May 2021, that Professor Fran Platt has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society. She is one of the 52 distinguished scientists whose election was announced, and one of the two biologists out of six Oxford academics so-honoured this year. https://royalsociety.org/news/2021/05/new-fellows-announcement-2021/
Department Vasudevan Group
23 April 2021
15 April 2021
Dr Kerstin Timm in the Department of Pharmacology has been announced as one of the latest round of PIs to secure an AMS Springboard Award. The AMS Springboard award is highly competitive and is intended for new independent researchers in biomedical sciences, who have been in their role for less than 4 years and have not received more than £150,000 in grant money. The Springboard award thus allows new PIs to launch a new independent program of research, and awards are made for up to £100,000 over 2 years.
15 April 2021
A new book is published this week by Oxford University Press written by Associate Professor John Parrington. ‘Mind Shift’ draws on new scientific evidence to offer a substantive material explanation of self-conscious awareness in humans.
Department Vasudevan Group
9 April 2021
In collaboration with the infectious disease units at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, the Vasudevan lab has identified a novel means of improving RT-qPCR sensitivity and efficiency for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 through the concentration of pooled patient lysates.
18 March 2021
International collaboration by Potter group uncovers vital element in regulation of Na⁺/K⁺- ATPase-α1
13 November 2020
An international collaboration of the Potter Group with Solomon Snyder’s Group in the USA and with Chinese and German colleagues has uncovered the myo-inositol polyphosphate pyrophosphate 5-InsP7 as a regulator of the Na⁺/K⁺- ATPase-α1
Department Russell Group
15 October 2020
Angela Russell, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Oxford Departments of Pharmacology and Chemistry, has been announced as one of the five recipients of the inaugural UK Rare Disease Scholar Award, presented by the Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI).
1 October 2020
Professor Fran Platt has been appointed as the new Head of Department for Pharmacology at the University of Oxford. Fran took up her new post with effect from 1 June 2020 and will serve for an initial period of five years.
11 August 2020
This summer three of the world’s most distinguished neurochemists died; each was a member of the Department during their outstanding scientific careers.
Professor Fran Platt secures £1M funding over two years for vital Parkinson's Disease research, in collaboration with Pfizer
4 August 2020
There is an increasing body of genetic and biochemical evidence that points toward lysosomal dysfunction as a risk factor for developing age-related neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease (PD).
9 June 2020
The Galione Lab has a paper published in The EMBO Journal showing that local Ca2+‐nanodomains formed by two‐pore channels (TPCs) on endo-lysosomes are shown to drive phagocytosis in macrophages. Moreover, different endo-lysosomal Ca2+ channels do different jobs at phagocytosis (extreme compartmentation).
4 June 2020
19 May 2020
Daniel Anthony, Professor of Experimental Neuropathology in the Department of Pharmacology, is the scientific lead in a joint research team running a new clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness for the treatment of COVID-19 of Nafamostat. This existing medicine, manufactured by Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, is a well-established treatment in Japan for pancreatitis. The company has generously donated supplies of Nafamostat for the initial clinical evaluation.
Department Ellender Group
22 April 2020
4 March 2020
Oxford Department of Pharmacology has been judged best in the world for the second year in a row in the QS World Rankings, published today.
Pharmacology Workshop Manager, John Harris, receives Honorary Degree in recognition of his 50 years of service
2 March 2020
John Harris, who started work in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford in 1969, was awarded an MA by the Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson at a ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre on Saturday 29 February 2020. John was described at the ceremony as "an essential pillar on whom to rely, to lean on in times of need, a craftsman of skill and imagination, a stalwart friend and steward to some of our most important scientific endeavours".
29 January 2020
Two year fellowship post available for early career researchers
20 January 2020