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Alumna Wins Public Health Pharmacist of the Year

Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope was awarded the Public Health Pharmacist of the year at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britian's 2015 Awards ceremony on 13th September 2015.  Diane graduated with a PhD from the UCL School of Pharmacy in 2009 and is currently the Pharmacist Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance at Public Health England. More...

Published: Oct 9, 2015 5:10:17 PM

Prof Tommy Cheng

Frank Fish Memorial Lecture

On Thursday, 15 October 2015 the fourth Frank Fish Memorial Lecture entitled 'Potential and challenge of traditional Chinese medicine to meet unmet clinical needs' will be given by Professor Tommy (Yung-Chi) Cheng from Yale University. We are delighted that one of the world's leading experts in pharmacology focusing on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) will give this year's lecture.

Published: Oct 9, 2015 5:09:16 PM

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Review: Summer Awards Ceremonies

Professor Frank Kozielski was awarded the Student Choice Teaching Award for the Outstanding Researcher Development category. Professor  Kozielski studied chemistry with an emphasis on biochemistry at the University of Hamburg, Germany and the University of Seville, Spain. He received his PhD from Hamburg University while working at the Max-Planck Working Groups for Structural Biology at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg. After his PhD he moved to Grenoble, France where he worked for 10 years at the French Atomic Commission (CEA) on human kinesins. In 2007 Frank joined the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Research UK, Scotland as a senior group leader and became professor at Glasgow Medical School at the University of Glasgow. In 2013, he moved to the School of Pharmacy, University College London, to become chair at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry. He currently teaches “Cancer Therapeutics” for 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students and “Drug discovery” for postgraduate MSc Drug Discovery students. His current research interests involve kinesins as potential targets for drug development in cancer chemotherapy.

Published: Oct 9, 2015 5:08:10 PM

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Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham forges links with STEM school in Lewisham

Following on from Dr Raimi-Abraham’s work with the Nuffield Foundation, she was recently invited to Sydenham School for the grand opening of their new state of the art building where she participated in a series of talks to inspire young women to opt for STEM subjects.

Published: Aug 7, 2015 10:30:45 AM


BBC Two ‘Trust Me I’m A Doctor’ highlights quality problems of unregulated food supplements

On 15 July 2015 work at the UCL School of Pharmacy was featured in the BBC Two television series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. The research group tested more than 70 commonly used food supplements. While herbal medical products registered under the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) scheme all contained the constituents as claimed, but many of the food supplements were found not to contain any relevant bioactive natural products. In other words, they do not contain what they claim to contain.

Published: Aug 6, 2015 11:26:50 AM

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Professor Ian Wong joins the UCL School of Pharmacy as Chair in Pharmacy Practice

We are delighted to announce that Professor Ian Wong has taken up the position of Chair in Pharmacy Practice today, 1st July 2015. Until very recently, he was the Head of Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at University of Hong Kong. Professor Wong was previously appointed between the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and UCL Institute of Child Health to establish the first paediatric pharmacy research centre in the world. The Centre has been recognised as a leading research centre in medicines for children.

Published: Jul 1, 2015 3:52:27 PM

3D tablets in dinosaur form

SLMS Education Award for Pharmacy team

Drs Steve Hilton and John Malkinson have been jointly awarded the SLMS Education Award for the Faculty of Life Sciences in the category of Team Award.

Published: Jun 29, 2015 10:44:06 AM

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Chemist and Druggist Training & Development Award 2015

The UCL School of Pharmacy, in partnership with Green Light Pharmacy, has won the C+D Training and Development Award 2015.  This award was given for the innovative programme of study the teams have jointly created for MPharm students at UCL School of Pharmacy,  resulting in the development of the first “teaching community pharmacy practice” in the UK.  More...

Published: Jun 16, 2015 3:26:04 PM


‘New models of primary care: Commission Findings’ - seminar by Professor Nick Barber

Nick Barber is Director of Research at the Health Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving healthcare. His interests include bridging the theory – practice gap, progressing the art and science of improvement, and developing the evaluation paradigms for improvement initiatives.

Published: Jun 11, 2015 2:37:17 PM

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First Prize in Evonik Industries Competition for Novel Taste Masking Technologies

A team comprising colleagues from the UCL School of Pharmacy and UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering have won first prize in the Evonik Industries ECRP 2014 competition, based on the theme of “Novel Technology for Taste Masking”.  This is an open competition whereby academic groups are invited to submit proposals on a specified topic, with the winners receiving a prize and the possibility of a substantial research contract to take the proposal forward. 

Published: Jun 9, 2015 4:53:55 PM

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UCL team establishes spin-out company to print medicines

A team of researchers from UCL School of Pharmacy are leading the development of 3D printing for fabricating tablets and have established a spin-out company to commercialise their work. Their research was featured recently in the Pharmaceutical Journal.

Published: Jun 9, 2015 4:09:11 PM

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New Integrated Pharmacy Case Studies text book

The integration of the science and practice of pharmacy is at the heart of modern pharmacy degree programmes. Five members of staff from UCL School of Pharmacy: Sally-Anne Francis (Honorary Senior Lecturer), Felicity Smith, John Malkinson, Andy Constanti and Kevin Taylor have worked together to produce a major new pharmacy text book, which demonstrates how a knowledge of pharmaceutical science helps inform our understanding and decision-making in real-life patient settings. More...

Published: Jun 9, 2015 2:51:10 PM


UCL School of Pharmacy Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

The UCL School of Pharmacy announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr Catherine Tuleu and Dr Sara Hanning will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, entitled “Child friendly formulations of amoxicillin”. More...

Published: Jun 9, 2015 9:18:09 AM

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UCL School of Pharmacy in The Medicine Maker Power List

Dr Catherine Tuleu has been chosen to be included in The Medicine Maker magazine Power List of the most influential people in drug development for her work for making better medicines for children. More...

Published: May 27, 2015 4:49:02 PM


Team from UCL School of Pharmacy wins European bio-entrepreneur OneStart finals

A team founded on research work from UCL School of Pharmacy in collaboration with the RVC has won the European arm of the OneStart 2015, the world’s largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator programme. More...

Published: May 27, 2015 3:53:20 PM

Birman cat that exhibits FARS

High-pitched sounds cause seizures in old cats

When the charity International Cat Care asked veterinary neurologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists, UK, for help with several enquiries it had received regarding cats having seizures, seemingly in response to certain high-pitched sounds, the answer was that the problem was not documented and little, if anything, was known about it.  More...

Published: Apr 28, 2015 11:56:47 AM

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Athena SWAN Bronze Award for Pharmacy

The Equality Challenge Unit has announced the latest round of Athena SWAN award winners, of which the UCL School of Pharmacy is a recipient. The bronze award will be valid until April 2018. Many thanks go to Professor Felicity Smith and her team for all their hard work on this application.

Published: Apr 24, 2015 12:11:41 PM


Three of world’s premier pharmacy schools form landmark alliance

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Monash University and UCL (University College London) are joining forces to advance and transform research, education and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.  More...

Published: Mar 10, 2015 5:59:00 PM


Release of report "Will Smoking Meet its Match?

On Wednesday March 4th 2015 the UCL School of Pharmacy launched a new report entitled Will Smoking Meet its Match?

Published: Mar 4, 2015 4:35:49 PM


NEWS RELEASE - London Drug Discovery Institute to fast-track development of new treatments for dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the world’s largest dedicated dementia research charity, has announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at UCL (University College London), the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. More...

Published: Feb 19, 2015 3:41:55 PM