Welcome to Pharmacology
The Department of Pharmacology is one of the pre-clinical science departments that form part of the University’s Medical Sciences Division and is focused on basic life sciences research, undergraduate teaching for medicine and biomedical sciences students and the training and development of graduate students.
6 January 2020
A collaboration between the Russell group (Chemistry and Pharmacology) and the Davies group (Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics) has identified, via a chemical proteomics and phenotypic profiling strategy, the arylhydrocarbon receptor (AhR) as the molecular target of ezutromid, the utrophin modulator that recently completed a Phase 2 clinical trial in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients.
Top of the QS World University Rankings for Pharmacy and Pharmacology 2019
Founded in 1912
20 research groups
50+ graduate students
The Department of Pharmacology is at the forefront of research into the effects of drugs and other molecules on biological systems with a view to understanding the mechanisms of the human body. Pre-clinical research in the Department aims to examine cellular and molecular pathways in living systems as the first step towards a greater understanding of disease and effective treatment.
Academic staff in the Department lead lectures, seminars and tutorials for undergraduate students on the Medicine and Biomedical Sciences courses. The Department also hosts an internationally-renowned one-year MSc taught course in Pharmacology and has a community of around 40 DPhil students.
Upcoming talks and events
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Mrs Patrice Moor
Patrice is the Department of Pharmacology’s Artist in Residence from January 2019 until December 2019.
She will be working on a proposal for a site specific piece in the entrance with reference to what the Department represents and creating a connection between science and the arts.
Her website can be found here: www.patricemoor.co.uk
Photo courtesy of cjansenphotography.com