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About Us

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.

To explore the exciting work being undertaken in our Department, please visit the Research and Training links section of this site, which includes the 4 year Neuroscience PhD.