17 November 2022
Pathological hyperphosphorylated forms of the microtubule-associated binding protein Tau (pTau) are commonly found in people with neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Corticobasal degeneration, and Progressive supranuclear palsy.
14 October 2022
At the start of this year, we have welcomed 23 new MSc in Pharmacology students, 13 new MSc(Res) and DPhil students and around a dozen additional project and visiting students from other Departments and other Universities. Some of these new starters joined existing staff, students and visitors in the Department for the first of a series of group photographs, to be taken every 6 months for our archives.
New Platt group paper explores links between Mycobacteria tuberculosis and Niemann-Pick Type C disease
14 September 2022
Congratulations to Yuzhe Weng, a DPhil student in the Platt lab, who is first author on new paper published by the group in Nature Communications. Mycobacteria tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), has the ability to invade, persist and replicate within host cells, which is key to its success as a pathogen. However, the mechanisms that underlie this strategy remain poorly defined.
24 June 2022
A new paper, published this week in the journal Science, highlights cutting-edge imaging techniques used by the group of Professor Ben Davis to investigate the binding of SARS-CoV-2 to human cells.
6 June 2022
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Mehmood Khan as a Visiting Fellow in the Department
11 March 2022
Two year fellowship, offered in association with Linacre College, which offers full salary support, funding for travel and consumables and college accommodation. Join one of the existing groups in Pharmacology and develop your own research programme.
11 February 2022
The Department of Pharmacology is delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Jonathan Symonds CBE, Chair of the Board of GlaxoSmithKline, as a Visiting Fellow. Jon has been Chairman of the Board at GSK since September 2019.
Rosalind Franklin Institute and Pharmacology announce strategic partnership in Next Generation Chemistry
7 December 2021
The Rosalind Franklin Institute and the University of Oxford’s Department of Pharmacology have entered into a strategic partnership for Next Generation Chemistry.
26 August 2021
A new paper, published by the Tammaro lab in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), shines new light on potential sites for pharmacological intervention within TMEM16A channels.
9 August 2021
A new study, led by Professor Kim Dora in association with Professor Raimondo Ascione at the University of Bristol, has shown abnormalities in the tiny blood vessels of human hearts which cannot be detected by current heart scans. Poor myogenic (automatic) tone, where blood flow in these vessels is abnormal, is thought to develop independent of disease in the larger arteries, which can be treated using stents or bypass surgeries.
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/
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.