UCL School of Pharmacy


UCL Researchers presenting at Pharmacology 2014

04 December 2014–31 December 2015, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

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Researchers from the UCL School of Pharmacy and Departments of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology / Cell and Developmental Biology will present their research at the Pharmacology 2014 conference, which is taking place on 16th-18th December 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, SW1P 3EE, London.

Pharmacology attracts around 900 scientists each year, mostly from the UK but also many from across Europe and from overseas. The meeting includes a selection of topical symposia, plenary lectures, free oral communications and poster sessions that cover the many aspects of pharmacology from basic to clinical science.

Glycinergic transmission: physiological, developmental and pathological implications. Tues 16th Dec 2014. Chairs: Prof. Robert J. Harvey (UCL School of Pharmacy) and Prof. Trevor G. Smart (UCL Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology).

10:00-10:25 Dr. Beatriz López Corcuera (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - CBMSO-CSIC, Spain) Physiological and pathological aspects of the neuronal glycine transporter GlyT2.

10:25-10:50 Professor Robert J. Harvey (UCL School of Pharmacy) New biological roles for glycine receptors containing the α2 and α4 subunits.

10:50-11:05 Dr. Jason Rihel (UCL Department of Cell and Developmental Biology) Phytoestrogens suppress the night time hyperactivity of a zebrafish model of autism spectrum disorder.

11:05-11:35 Coffee and tea break

11:35-12:00 Prof. Carmen Villmann (Julius-Maximilian-University, Würzburg, Germany) Disturbances in neuronal ER-Golgi trafficking underlying pathogenicity in startle disease.

12:00-12:15 Mr Robert Cromley (Roche Pharma Research and Early Development) PET imaging of GABAA α5 receptor availability and occupancy by RG1662, in individuals with Down syndrome and healthy controls.

12:15-12:40 Prof. Trevor G. Smart (UCL Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology) Molecular mechanisms of glycine receptor function.

Contact: Prof Robert J Harvey