29 October 2012
Congratulations to Kate Nobe’s on her promotion to Professor of cell Biology - September 2012.
Congratulations to Alastair Poole on his election as a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society.
Welcome to Thelma Lovick, a newly appointed Hon Senior Research Fellow in Physiology & Pharmacology. Thelma has also recently been appointed to Titular Membership of Instituto de Neurociências e Comportamento – (INeC), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
Clive Orchard has been invited to join the Wellcome Trust's Peer Review College, which is being established to provide reviews for Investigator Awards, Senior Research Fellowships and Principal Research Fellowships, and is "to be composed of around 250 eminent scientists from around the world".
Congratulations to Judy Harris on her election to The Physiological Society Council for a tenure of 4 years. She will also be taking on the role of Deputy Chair of the Education & Outreach Committee.
Max Headley: Appointed to the Council of Understanding Animal Research as from this month. UAR is concerned with promoting the case for the use of animals in research, including political lobbying (eg over legislation) and public education and awareness.
Andy Salmon: Elected to British Microcirculation Society committee (Jul 2012, 3 year term)
Invited member of Abbott Global Drug Advisory Board (Jul 2012)
Mark Cannell has been elected to the editorial board of the Biophysical Journal.
Jack Mellor is now an associate editor of Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience, April 2012
Jules Hancox has been elected to Fellowship of the British Pharmacological Society (FBPharmacolS).
Elek Molnar has become an elected member of Research Foundation Flanders (FWO, Brussels, Belgium) Cell Biology, Physiology, Physiopathology and Medical Clinical Research Expert Panel and Grant Committee.
Jack Mellor took part in a discussion of recent findings on SUMO on BBC radio Bristol for the Saturday Surgery programme 28/4/2012.
Sergey Kasparov is giving a Plenary (keynote) lecture at "Neuronus 2012" European student conference, Krakow 2012
The School of Physiology & Pharmacology has had its silver award under the Athena SWAN Charter renewed. The award recognises excellence in SET (science, engineering and technology) employment in higher education, with particular regard to gender equality.
We are currently the only School in the University to hold a Silver award.
Jo Murrell: Nirosha Weerasinghe won the poster award for Trainees at the Pain in Non Human Species Special Interest Group satellite meeting to IASP in Milan. The poster was entitled: Pharmacological validation of central sensitisation in the UVb and heat rekindling model in the rat NS Weerasinghe, BM Lumb, RA Apps, JC Murrell.
Congratulations to Dr Olga Konopatskaya who has just begun as a Lecturer at Hull-York Medical School until recently a post-doc with Alistair Poole. She is setting up her own laboratory in cardiovascular signaling.