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Reminder: Postgraduate Day Open Day Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

The University of Cambridge is hosting its first Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 2 November 2016...

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Sex and pain

Sex and pain

One important factor to consider in pain research is sex and how this may affect both pain and its treatment ...

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Professor Colin Taylor & the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Colin Taylor & the Academy of Medical Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Colin Taylor who has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences...

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Departmental Young Pharmas’ programme

Departmental Young Pharmas’ programme

Tuesday March 15th saw the second running of the Departmental Young Pharmas’ programme come to its conclusion with a reception for the students with their guests and teachers...

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Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival...

Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival...

A busy weekend for teams from the Department of Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival!...

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Subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons

Subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons

Sex difference in physical activity, energy expenditure and obesity driven by a subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons...

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Ewan St. John Smith on Cambridge TV

Ewan St. John Smith on Cambridge TV

Dr Ewan St. John Smith was interviewed recently for a programme on Cambridge TV about ageing where he talks about naked mole-rats and why they might live so long....

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Two NC3Rs funded PhD studentships

Two NC3Rs funded PhD studentships

Two NC3Rs studentships have been awarded to two Pharmacology PI's - Dr Mathew Harper and Dr Walid T Khaled...

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Dr Zoé Husson awarded a EMBO Fellowship

Dr Zoé Husson awarded a EMBO Fellowship

Dr Zoé Husson awarded a EMBO Fellowship. Many congratulations! Zoé project aims at identifying the molecular adaptations evolved by naked mole-rats to resist severe hypoxia without neurotoxicity compared to hypoxia-sensitive mouse models...

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Four-year PhD programme based in the Department of Pharmacology

Four-year PhD programme based in the Department of Pharmacology

Applications are invited for a four-year PhD programme based in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge and the new AstraZeneca Global Research and Development Centre at Cambridge.

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1st place in the Good University Guide 2016

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%)...

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Katy the International Ice Dance Judge

Katy the International Ice Dance Judge

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

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University's Green Impact program

University's Green Impact program

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

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Young Pharmas

Young Pharmas

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...

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

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

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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Novel breast cancer gene found

Novel breast cancer gene found

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...

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Dr Belin - FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

Dr Belin - FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

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

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The naked mole-rat on BBC Look East

The naked mole-rat on BBC Look East

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

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New secrets of ion channel evolution revealed

New secrets of ion channel evolution revealed

Work from Taufiq Rahman in collaboration with Sandip Patel (UCL) and researchers in the USA has provided novel insight into ...

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Nuffield Foundation Flowers Fellowship award for Lucy Robinson

Nuffield Foundation Flowers Fellowship award for Lucy Robinson

Congratulations to one of our David James PhD students, Lucy Robinson (Ruth Murrell-Lagnado lab)...

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Dr W. Khaled CRUK Career Establishment Award

Dr W. Khaled CRUK Career Establishment Award

Dr. Walid Khaled has been awarded the prestigious Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Career Establishment Award...

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Dr David Belin lab & InSRI

Dr David Belin lab & InSRI

Dr David Belin lab is contributing to the organisation of the Annual meeting of the International Society for research on Impulsivity.....

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Orchestrating reliable cell signalling via calcium melodies

Orchestrating reliable cell signalling via calcium melodies

Work from Colin Taylor's group, and just published in Science Signaling, has provided new insight into how cells use intracellular calcium spikes to encode extracellular signals. ...

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Dr Ewan St. John Smith

Dr Ewan St. John Smith

Dr. Ewan St. John Smith has been awarded an Early Career Research Grant from the International Association:

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Reminder: Postgraduate Day Open Day Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Aug 26, 2016

The University of Cambridge is hosting its first Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 2 November 2016...

Sex and pain

Jul 20, 2016

One important factor to consider in pain research is sex and how this may affect both pain and its treatment ...

Professor Colin Taylor & the Academy of Medical Sciences

Apr 28, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Colin Taylor who has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences...

Departmental Young Pharmas’ programme

Apr 13, 2016

Tuesday March 15th saw the second running of the Departmental Young Pharmas’ programme come to its conclusion with a reception for the students with their guests and teachers...

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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