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Study led by Gates Cambridge PhD Student Sampurna Chakrabarti

Study led by Gates Cambridge PhD Student Sampurna Chakrabarti

The group of Dr Ewan St. John Smith have demonstrated that the fluid which lubricates joints plays a key role in osteoarthritic pain...

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Congratulations Kerry!

Congratulations Kerry!

On being awarded a BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility Award to attend the Project in Drug Discover 2019 event, "Looking Back to the Future" in November.

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 Professor Laura Itzhaki

Professor Laura Itzhaki

Congratulations Laura on just being awarded a BBSRC grant.

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Ewan and Matthew

Ewan and Matthew

Ewan has been promoted to Reader and Matthew to Senior Lecturer...

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 Dr Hendrik van Veen

Dr Hendrik van Veen

Dr Hendrik van Veen from the Department of Pharmacology in Cambridge receives the “Edmond de Rothschild Chair” Prize by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation…

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Dr Kerry Barkan

Dr Kerry Barkan

Dr Kerry Barkan now holds a UK Athletics Coach Licence after completing the Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) course...

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PolyProx Therapeutics raises £3.4m seed financing to validate novel class of cancer drugs

A spin out of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge, PolyProx Therapeutics is based on over a decade of research and intellectual property from founder Professor Laura Itzhaki’s laboratory...

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Young Pharmas

Young Pharmas

Over the past three months, sixteen bright sixth formers from Netherhall, Long Road, Hills Road and Comberton have been busy carrying out scientific experiments and investigating key concepts in pharmacology...

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Guts at the Science Festival!

How gut function goes wrong, the impact it has on peoples’ lives and how scientists and clinicians are working to better treat those affected...

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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar at Robinson College on Thursday 14th March 2019

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted to announce the 31st Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, 'Signalling, Sensation & Sentience' hosted by the Department of Pharmacology on Thursday 14th March 2019, at Robinson College. Dr Ewan St John Smith is the chair of the Scientific Programme committee...

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Global Young Scientists Summit - 2019

Global Young Scientists Summit - 2019

Karsten Bach is going to Singapore to participate in the GYSS 2019 which is taking place between 20-25 January...

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A new messenger

A new messenger

A collaboration between the labs of Colin Taylor and Eugene Brailoiu (Temple University, Philadelphia) has identified a new messenger linking receptors in the plasma membrane to release of calcium from intracellular stores...

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A new approach to measuring pain

Recent work from the Smith lab, led by Gates Scholar Sampurna Chakrabarti, identified that mice with inflammation in 1 knee spent less time digging than healthy mice...

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Pain in IBS and a cover image!

Pain in IBS and a cover image!

Dr Jim Hockley from the Smith lab used retrograde tracing in Mrgprd-GFP mice to show that Mrgprd is present in a distinct subset of colonic sensory neurones...

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Raising money for charity

Raising money for charity

On November 4th 2018, members of the Smith Lab ran the BonfireBurn 10 km run to raise money for Versus Arthritis...

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Shooting calcium at lysosomes

Shooting calcium at lysosomes

Peace Atakpa, working with Babu Thillaiappan, David Prole and Stefania Mataragka in Colin Taylor’s lab, has shown, using a variety of approaches including a novel genetically encoded Ca2+ sensor, that a specific intracellular channel selectively delivers Ca2+ to lysosomes...

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Dr. Walid Khaled Awarded Human Cell Atlas Grant from the MRC

The MRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing £6.7 million to support the UK’s contribution to mapping every cell type in the human body, through the global Human Cell Atlas initiative..

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Kyren Lazarus has been awarded the 2019 Lorne Boomerang Travel Fellowship

Kyren Lazarus has been awarded the 2019 Lorne Boomerang Travel Fellowship

Kyren Lazarus has been awarded the 2019 Lorne Boomerang Travel Fellowship that aims to bring cancer scientists back to Australia...

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A brain highway for glucose

A brain highway for glucose

Margit Muller (in Colin Taylor’s lab) has shown, using optical sensors that report glucose concentrations within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), that a hitherto enigmatic enzyme, glucose-6-phosphatase-β, is required for effective glucose uptake by astrocytes...

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BSc Pharmacology Prize

We are pleased to inform you all that two of our Part II class from last year won prizes from the British Pharmacological Society...

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Potential target for lung cancer treatment discovered

Potential target for lung cancer treatment discovered

Scientists have identified a key molecular player in a subtype of lung cancer which could lead to a new way to tackle the disease, according to research published in Nature Communications today...

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Jonathan Cutajar

Congratulations to Jonathan Cutajar...

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University of Cambridge welcomes MRC Toxicology

University of Cambridge welcomes MRC Toxicology

On Thursday, 19th April 2018 Abby Fowden was accompanied by members from the School to a Welcome Party hosted by Professor Anne Willis...

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New research charity Platelet Society

New research charity Platelet Society

Pharmacology lecturer helps launch new research charity Platelet Society...

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Subject Masterclasses

Subject Masterclasses

Dr Lesley MacVinish delivered a talk on Medicine Admissions to 450 Year 12s today as part of the Masterclass series...

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Gates Cambridge Scholars 2018

Gates Cambridge Scholars 2018

We are delighted to announce two Gates Scholars who will be joining the Department of Pharmacology in October 2018. Congratulations Charity and Cynthia on your success in gaining these prestigious Scholarships...

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Young Pharmas 2018

Young Pharmas 2018

Tuesday, 20th March was the culmination of this year's Young Pharmas course which saw Harry Hurst from Long Road win the poster prize...

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Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival

Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival

Department of Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival! Visitors to the Hands-on at the Guildhall event...

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Dr. Sara Pensa

Dr. Sara Pensa

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Pensa (WTKLAB) for winning the DeOme prize...

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New Nst1b Pharmacology students

New Nst1b Pharmacology students

looking forward to meeting lots of new Nst1b Pharmacology students at the subject fair this afternoon (15/03/2018) ...

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Congratulations to Ashley Clark

Congratulations to Ashley Clark

Congratulations to Ashley Clark (in Ladds lab) who won prize for the best posters at the CGRP 2018 meeting in Santa Fe...

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The Pharmacology Fun Runners!

The Pharmacology Fun Runners!

Congratulations to Kyren, Zoe, Owen, James and Amparo who took part in the Milton Park Run...

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Finding the Right Balance – from rare gases to rotary motors

The Inaugural Annual David James Lecture - Professor Dame Carol Robinson Finding the Right Balance – from rare gases to rotary motors 03:00pm...

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Well done, Emily!

Well done, Emily!

Dr Taylor received the notification of success in her application to become a Chartered Scientist...

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Pain In the Machine

Pain In the Machine, was recently awarded the Best Research Film of the Year 2017 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council...

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BPS 2017 Poster prizes

BPS 2017 Poster prizes

Congratulations to Matt Harris and Winnie Yeung (Both in Ladds lab) who won prizes for the best posters at the BPS flagship Pharmacology meeting in London 2017...

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Congratulations to Babu Thillaiappan

Congratulations to Babu Thillaiappan

Babu has been awarded the Emsley Prize by St Edmund’s College for his PhD thesis...

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Fazal Hadi - Gates Cambridge Scholar

Fazal Hadi - Gates Cambridge Scholar

Read how Fazal came to be studying naked mole rats in Cambridge and how Gates Cambridge has helped him...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE EDWARDSON, Head of Department

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE EDWARDSON, Head of Department

We are delighted to announce that Mike Edwardson has been elected the Sheild Professor of Pharmacology...

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Congratulations to Marie Synakewicz

Congratulations to Marie Synakewicz

Marie has been nominated to attend the Global Young Scientist Summit 2018...

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AstraZeneca/Pharmacology 3 and 4 year PhD studentships

AstraZeneca/Pharmacology 3 and 4 year PhD studentships

We are delighted to be able to offer 4 (4 year) AZ-funded PhD studentships with the Department of Pharmacology...

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Dr David Bulmer

Dr David Bulmer

The Department would like to welcome Dr David Bulmer...

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Congratulations to Laura and Ewan

Laura Itzhaki and Ewan Smith were both promoted as part of this year's Senior Academic Promotions exercise....

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Naked mole-rats in the news!

Naked mole-rats in the news!

Dr Ewan St. John Smith was interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to discuss a recent study that was published in Science last week...

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Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival

Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival

Using a new display with flashing models and lots of drugs to test, designed and built by Dr Matthew Harper and Dr Jon Holdich, visitors explored the science behind beta blockers and many other drugs...

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2017 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards

2017 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards

To promote and reward academic and scientific excellence among young researchers pursuing doctoral degrees in the UK, Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) announces 2017 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards...

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Winner - Pharmacology Great British Bake Off

Winner - Pharmacology Great British Bake Off

After 13 weeks, 31 fine examples of baked goods and 21 participants, we have our Pharmacology Great British Bake Off winner - Owen Burbidge...

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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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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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Study led by Gates Cambridge PhD Student Sampurna Chakrabarti

Aug 15, 2019

The group of Dr Ewan St. John Smith have demonstrated that the fluid which lubricates joints plays a key role in osteoarthritic pain...

Congratulations Kerry!

Aug 14, 2019

On being awarded a BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility Award to attend the Project in Drug Discover 2019 event, "Looking Back to the Future" in November.

Professor Laura Itzhaki

Jul 12, 2019

Congratulations Laura on just being awarded a BBSRC grant.

Ewan and Matthew

Jun 26, 2019

Ewan has been promoted to Reader and Matthew to Senior Lecturer...

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