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
This award honors an individual who has demonstrated leadership in fostering the careers of neuroscientists. More...
Published: Apr 25, 2016 6:48:04 PM
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
AJ Clarke was one of 5 eminent Pharmacologists newly
inducted into the British Pharmacological Society's Hall of Fame on 19 Nov
2015. The Wellcome Department of Pharmacology was established in 1905 and was
the first such Department in England. Since its inception it has been renowned
for its discoveries of drug action on tissues, cells and single proteins, and
for the quantification of drug action, such as the Schild Plot. In 1923 A.J
Clark produced a seminal textbook entitled ‘Applied Pharmacology’ linking
Pharmacology and Therapeutics. This book has been updated by members of the
Department over the years and in its present form - now called Pharmacology -
remains a leading text in the field.
Published: Nov 26, 2015 1:33:19 PM
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)
An important part of our mission is the education of undergraduates and postgraduates in biomedical science, medicine, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology.
The Department is broadly organised into three major research groups, these include: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience and Intercellular Signalling.