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Department of Pharmacology Tea Club


Tea Club will be held as usual in the Departmental Lecture Theatre at 4 pm on Fridays in Full Term. After the talk there will be wine and nibbles and a chance to talk informally with the speaker. If anyone wishes to have some time with any speaker before the talk, or have dinner with them afterwards, please contact in advance.



Robin Franklin

CNS remyelination - from mechanisms to medicines - Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


Miratul Muqit

Understanding how PINK1 kinase mutations cause Parkinson's disease - University of Dundee


Carol Robinson

Finding the Right Balance – from rare gases to rotary motors

(The Inaugural Annual David James Lecture) *there will also be a career talk given by the speaker at 1-2pm - University of Oxford


Sara Pensa

BCL11A marks mammary luminal progenitor cells that are susceptible to neoplastic transformation - University of Cambridge


Alexander Skupin

Calcium as a mediator between metabolism and cell fate - University of Luxembourg


Manuela Zaccolo

CAMP: from long range messenger to nano-domain signalling - University of Oxford


Majlinda Lako

Making retinal organoids: a voyage of discovery - Newcastle University


Chris Reynolds


Contact Taufiq Rahman  for further details


Case Studies series

This term also sees the start of our Case Studies series. The aim of this series is to set pharmacology in its wider context, through talks by people who use pharmacology in their work, such as pharmaceutical companies, consultants, government agencies and charities.

These talks are on Friday afternoons at 2:30pm, in the Lecture Theatre, with time for tea and cake before Tea Club. The schedule is below.

Case Studies and Tea Clubs are important parts of the course. We expect all Part II students to attend all of these talks.  


19th January


Pernilla Sorme (AstraZeneca)

26th January


no Case Study

2nd February


Mark Treherne (Avilex Pharma)

9th February


Ian Hudson (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory


16th February


Simon Hollingsworth (AstraZeneca)

23rd February


David Nunn (Norfolk and Norwich university Hospitals)

2nd March


James Pickett (Alzheimer's Society)

9th March


no Case Study

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