School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience

  • BS8 1TD

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience encompasses internationally recognised research groups whose interests extend from the cell to the whole animal, ranging from cell signalling and neuropharmacology to cardiovascular and respiratory function and the study of sensory and sensorimotor systems in the intact brain. Working collaboratively within the department and with colleagues in the UK and abroad, we use our expertise to investigate how cells and organisms function and how we might modulate their function to improve health.

Research within the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience is conducted across three broad themes:

  • cardiovascular science
  • cell biology
  • neuroscience

We have interests in many areas of work such as the roles of the CNS in hypertension, GPCRs in platelet activation, mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and learning and memory, acute and neuropathic pain mechanisms. Much of this research is inter-disciplinary, involving national and international collaboration with colleagues in other schools, universities and industry. This fosters a dynamic research environment that is well supported with funding from many sources, particularly from the MRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation.

Recent major refurbishment of laboratories and facilities has enabled the provision of an excellent research environment, with extensive laboratory space and specialist facilities. Members of the School are also part of cross-School and cross-Faculty research organisations such as the MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, the Bristol Heart Institute and Bristol Neuroscience.

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    Research Output

    (2S,6S)- and (2R,6R)- hydroxynorketamine inhibit the induction of NMDA receptor-dependent LTP at hippocampal CA1 synapses in mice

    Kang, H. H., Park, P., Han, M., Tidball, P. J., Bortolotto, Z. A., Lodge, D. & Kaang, B-K., 20 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Brain and Neuroscience Advances.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 3D localization microscopy and 4D localization microscopy and tracking methods and systems

    Cannell, M. B., Soeller, C. & Beddeley, D., 25 Feb 2020, US PATENT OFFICE, Patent No. US10571674B2, 28 Mar 2018, Priority date 24 Oct 2010, Priority No. NZ58819910

    Research output: Patent

  • A Bayesian predictive approach for dealing with pseudoreplication

    Lazic, S. E., Mellor, J. R., Ashby, M. C. & Munafo, M. R., 11 Feb 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 10 p., 2366 (2020).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Projects

    Student theses

    Ageing and the Drosophila circadian clock

    Author: Curran, J., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Hodge, J. (Supervisor) & Tsaneva-Atanasova, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    A systems biology approach using electrophysiology and modelling to determine the membrane clock

    Author: Smith, P., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Hodge, J. (Supervisor) & Tsaneva-Atanasova, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    A Viral Approach to Translatome Profiling of CA1 Neurons During Associative Recognition Memory Formation

    Author: Gaunt, J., 25 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Uney, J. (Supervisor), Warburton, C. (Supervisor) & Marucci, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

    3Rs poster prize

    Bergen, Dylan J M (Recipient), 4 Apr 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Australia and New Zealand Microcirculation Society Early Career Award

    Salmon, Andy H J (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Best 1st year talk in session at PPN Away Day

    Rob Lees (Recipient), 11 Jul 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    University of Bristol BILT Virtual Conference - Tales from the digital classroom

    Jane Williams (Speaker), David J Morgan (Participant), Joanna L Howarth (Speaker), Judith M Fox (Speaker), Martin R Van Eker (Participant), Sarah Allsop (Participant) & Charlotte A Bradbury (Participant)

    2 Jul 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Bristol Leaders Conference: ‘Leading across boundaries’

    Sarah Allsop (Participant) & Joanna L Howarth (Participant)

    16 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (Journal)

    Mark B Cannell (Editor)

    Dec 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity