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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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Dr Margit Müller

Feb 03, 2015

Dr Margit Müller, one of our Research Associates, awarded a 3-year 2015 Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowship...

Novel breast cancer gene found

Jan 09, 2015

Novel breast cancer gene found BCL11A is a triple-negative breast cancer gene with critical functions in stem and progenitor cells - Khaled, WT, Lee SC et al...

Dr Belin - FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

Dec 19, 2014

David Belin has been selected as one of the 20 first scholars of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence.

Celebrations of the man who is the "living embodiment of pharmacology in the UK".

Nov 25, 2014

Pharmacology and moorhens: Dr Brian Callingham 50 years at Cambridge celebrated ...

The naked mole-rat on BBC Look East

Nov 19, 2014

Dr Smith and Dr Khaled have been interviewed about cancer resistance in the naked mole-rat ...

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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.