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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...

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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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1st place in the Good University Guide 2016

Sep 23, 2015

We are proud to note that in the University Subject Tables 2016 (Pharmacology and Pharmacy) the University of Cambridge has taken the 1st place (an overall score of 100%)...

Dr Graham Ladds

Sep 18, 2015

Study highlights possible knowledge gap over effects of some diabetes drugs... Dr Graham Ladds...

Katy the International Ice Dance Judge

Aug 04, 2015

One of our graduate students Ekaterina Zabolotnaya (Katy) has become an international judge for ice dancing...

University's Green Impact program

Jun 11, 2015

The Department has recently achieved a silver award in the University's Green Impact program...

Laura Itzhaki promoted to a Readership

Jun 11, 2015

Laura Itzhaki promotion to Readership...

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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

Lewin, G. R., Lechner, S. G. and Smith, E. St. J. (2014). Nerve growth factor and nociception: from experimental embryology to new analgesic therapy. Handb Exp Pharmacol, 220, 251-82.