Welcome to the Pharmacology Research Staff Society
The Pharmacology Research Staff Society aims to provide a positive and supportive environment for all research staff within the department. The society aims to foster collaboration between groups, provide networking opportunities (both within the University and with Industrial partners), support career development, and provide an informal space for researchers to interact through regular seminars and social events.
If you would like to get involved in the society please contact us.
Chair - Fay Probert
Vice-Chair - Maria Fernandez-Suarez
Social Secretary - Sam Bose
Treasurer - Harshmeena Sanghani
THE NEXT SOCIETY COMMITTEE VOTE WILL TAKE PLACE ON 4 NOVEMBER 2021
We host a regular seminar series each term which gives members the opportunity to showcase their research in an informal setting. We also regularly invite external speakers to provide insight into the different career paths available to researchers outside of academia.
If you would like to present at one of these seminars or have a suggestion for an external speaker please get in touch.
Tuesday 21st September
- Dr Johanna Michl (Sweitach Group, DPAG): "CRISPR/Cas9 screen identifies oxidative phosphorylation as essential for cancer cell survival at low pH"
- External Speaker: Dr Damiana Cavallo (University of Bristol): "The ability of fentanyls and other opioids to affect EMG amplitude in respiratory muscles correlates with their agonist efficacy"
- External Speaker: Dr Majid Al Salmani (University of Nizwa, Oman) : "Functional investigations of long QT syndrome variants from Oman”
- Dr Rebecca Capel (Burton Group, Pharmacology): " Acidic store signalling in the cardiac atria"
- Dr Zeki Ilkan (Tammaro group, Pharmacology): “Regulation of cerebral blood flow at the capillary level by TMEM16A”
- Dr Emilio Agostinelli (Tammaro group, Pharmacology): Title TBC
IN PERSON Research Staff Society meeting and voting on 4 November 2021
'Pairing' scheme for new members of the Department
The pairing scheme aims to link new members with someone more experienced who can act as a source of general support and help 'new starters' settle in to the department. Frequency and format of meeting can be decided by each pair and are intended to be relatively informal and are intended to provide opportunities to meet new people outside of your group/research field.
The Society pairing scheme is based on the ‘college advisee’ system for graduate students which aims to provide a source of general, not field-specific, support, on matters such as
- time management,
- managing relationships with academic colleagues and supervisors,
- pastoral support,
- advice on grants/fellowship applications, and
- general encouragement.
If you would like to be involved in the society pairing scheme (either as a 'new starter' or more experienced member of the department) please contact us