Organisational unit: School
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:
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.