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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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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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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...

Young Pharmas

Mar 31, 2015

Friday March 20th saw the first round of our Young Pharmas’ programme come to its conclusion with a reception for the students with their guests and teachers...

Dr Margit Müller awarded a 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Mar 16, 2015

Further congratulations to Dr Margit Müller, a Research Associate in Prof. Colin Taylor’s group, on the award of a 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

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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.