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Prof Ashmore honoured with RS Croonian Medal and Lecture

Please see for the news of Prof Jonathan Ashmore's Royal Society Croonian Medal and Lecture. The Lecture will be held at the RS the evening of the 15th May 2017, open to the public, no tickets required. More...

Published: Aug 2, 2016 4:24:34 PM

Congratulations to Prof Maria Fitzgerald

Our warmest congratulations to Prof Maria Fitzgerald for her recent election as a Fellow of the Royal Society.  Maria joins our NPP FRSs who are: More...

Published: May 5, 2016 8:10:41 PM

Prof David Attwell awarded 2016 FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Mentoring Prize.

This award honors an individual who has demonstrated leadership in fostering the careers of neuroscientists.  More...

Published: Apr 25, 2016 6:48:04 PM

Matt Gold wins BCA prize

Dr Matt Gold has won an early career prize from the British Crystallographic Association (BCA). The prize was awarded by the Biological Structures Group of the BCA and sponsored by Rigaku. Matt collected the prize at the BCA Spring Meeting held in Nottingham in April, where he presented his structural work on a signalling protein complex that regulates synaptic strength. More...

Published: Apr 25, 2016 1:18:58 PM

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UCL is active in most aspects of neuroscience research to the highest standards. At the molecular level this encompasses studies on receptors, intracellular signalling, ion channels and transporters. At the cellular level, it covers most aspects of signalling within and between neurons, and also glia. At the systems level, it includes the function of neuronal networks and their relationships to higher-order cognitive processing.

The Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology (NPP) brings together the majority of UCL’s basic neuroscience community, with shared interests in the function of the nervous system.

In recognition of our high international research standards, our core research activities have attracted the highest research ranking of 5A* from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) at all of the research selectivity exercises held to date (2007)

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