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Our objective is to provide world-class research and teaching in a friendly department with excellent facilities…

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Undergraduate Students

We offer interesting courses for students in the Natural Sciences Tripos and Medical and Veterinary Science Tripos…

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The Athena SWAN Award

We are delighted to learn of the successful outcome of our Athena SWAN application. The Bronze award has provided the impetus for the Department to create the optimum conditions to enable the career progression of women in science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) ...

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Research

The overarching theme of research in the Department is to discover fundamental mechanisms by which drugs act, and to pave the way for new drug discovery...

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Postgraduate Students

The Department provides an exciting environment for postgraduate training…

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Winner - Pharmacology Great British Bake Off

Nov 16, 2016

After 13 weeks, 31 fine examples of baked goods and 21 participants, we have our Pharmacology Great British Bake Off winner - Owen Burbidge...

Robin Hiley elected President of EPHAR

Nov 16, 2016

Robin Hiley elected President of EPHAR...

AstraZeneca/Pharmacology 4-year PhD studentships

Nov 04, 2016

Applications are invited for 4-year PhD studentships funded by AstraZeneca and the Department of Pharmacology...

Naked mole-rats in the news

Oct 15, 2016

This work was covered in a wide variety of news outlets including the Science magazine, the Daily Mail and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which included an interview with Ewan Smith, co-lead author on the study...

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Example of publications

Khaled, WT, Lee SC et al. (2015) BCL11A is a triple-negative breast cancer gene with critical functions in stem and progenitor cells. Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/ncomms6987


Serra, I., Husson, Z., Bartlett, D., J. and Smith, E. S. (2016). Characterization of cutaneous and articular sensory neurons. Mol Pain, 12, 1-14