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Head of Department's News

Gero Miesenböck awarded 2023 Japan Prize

Congratulations are in order for Professor Gero Miesenböck, who has been awarded the 2023 Japan Prize in the field of Life Sciences, together with Professor Karl Deisseroth, for pioneering work in the field of optogenetics.

Inaugural winners of the DPAG Prize for Public Engagement with Research announced

Congratulations are in order for the winners Katherine Brimblecombe and Anna Kordala, and also to Jéssica Luiz and Andia Redpath who were highly commended for their outreach and public engagement work.

David Paterson awards President's Medal to Sir Patrick Vallance

The Physiological Society President and Head of DPAG Professor David Paterson presented the 2022 Presidential Medal to Sir Patrick Vallance at a ceremony at the Royal Society on 2 December.

Irene Tracey appointed Honorary Fellow of The Physiological Society

Congratulations are in order for Professor Irene Tracey CBE FMedSci, who has received the highest honour presented by The Physiological Society to an individual.

Anne C. Ferguson-Smith FRS delivers 2022 Mabel FitzGerald Prize Lecture

The annual lecture is held in honour of pioneering physiologist and high altitude explorer, Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald.

Richard Tsien delivers Burdon Sanderson Prize Lecture 2022

The annual Burdon Sanderson Prize lecture, given this year by Professor Richard W. Tsien, a pioneer in the study of calcium channels and synaptic transmission, is held in honour of John Burdon Sanderson (1828 - 1905), the University of Oxford's first Waynflete Professor of Physiology, after whom the Cardiac Centre is named.

Denis Noble unveils Blue Plaque to honour Sir John Burdon Sanderson

On Monday 17 October 2022, as part of The Physiological Society roadshow at the University of Oxford, Emeritus Professor of Cardiovasular Physiology Denis Noble FRS unveiled a new plaque honouring the Department's first Waynflete Professor of Physiology, Sir John Burdon Sanderson.

Blue Plaque unveiled to honour Mabel FitzGerald at her long-time Oxford residence

Attended by Head of Department Professor David Paterson, an Oxfordshire Blue Plaque commemorating Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald (1872 - 1973), pioneering physiologist and high altitude explorer, was unveiled on Friday 14 October at 12 Crick Road, Oxford.

Head of Department congratulates 2022 Nobel Prize winner

Professor David Paterson, Head of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and President of The Physiological Society congratulates Professor Svante Pääbo ForMemRS, who has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Professor Dame Sue Black joins DPAG as Visiting Professor of Forensic Anatomy

The Department welcomes Professor Dame Sue Black DBE OBE FRSE FBA FRAI FRSB ChFA, Baroness Black of Strome and one of the world’s leading forensic scientists, as our Visiting Professor of Forensic Anatomy.