Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Award winner 2014
29 September 2014
Professor Abdul Basit of the UCL School of Pharmacy, with whom UCLC regularly collaborates, was announced as this year's recipient of the prestigious Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS) Award ceremony held in September.
The APS is the professional body for the Pharmaceutical Sciences in the United Kingdom. The Award, sponsored by AstraZeneca, is given to those whose work is considered to be outstanding and ambassadorial as well as internationally reputable. Following the ceremony, he also delivered a plenary lecture to conference delegates.
Abdul's research sits at the interface between pharmaceutical science and gastroenterology, forging links between basic science and clinical outcomes. He leads a large and multi-disciplinary research group, and the goal of his work is to further the understanding of gastrointestinal physiology by fundamental research. So far, this knowledge has been translated into the design of new technologies and improved disease treatments, many of which are currently in late stage clinical trials.
Previous recipients of the award have included Professor Malcolm Stevens, responsible for the discovery of the anticancer agent tenzolamide; Nobel Laureate Sir James Black; and Professor Nigel Brown OBE. UCLC congratulates Professor Basit on this very well deserved achievement.