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Head of Department's News

From Cells to Systems: New animation brings physiology to life for students

Head of Department and President of The Physiological Society Professor David Paterson has been involved in developing a new animation about physiology fundamentals which launches today during Biology Week 2021.

Head of Department and President of The Physiological Society congratulates 2021 Nobel Prize Winners

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.

Celebrated Haldane painting adorns Sherrington walls

A portrait of British Physiologist John Scott Haldane, known as the father of oxygen therapy, by Philip de László is on display on the first floor of the Sherrington building.

Large Lecture Theatre renamed to honour Sir Colin Blakemore FRS

The Large Lecture Theatre is being renamed the Blakemore Lecture Theatre in tribute to the longest serving Waynflete Professor of Physiology Sir Colin Blakemore FRS following a prestigious Festschrift event held in Professor Blakemore's honour.

Small Lecture Theatre renamed to honour DPAG pioneer Florence Buchanan

The newly renamed Florence Buchanan Lecture Theatre is testament to Dr Buchanan’s pioneering career in physiology, in line with the Department's ongoing commitment to acknowledge the significant contribution of women to DPAG and its predecessor departments.

Annual Report 2020 - 2021

The Department's Annual Report for the academic year 2020-2021 has been released. The brochure showcases a selection of the year's highlights, celebrating our significant advances in both research and equality, diversity and inclusion in what has been another challenging year in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gero Miesenböck FRS gives the 2021 Sherrington Prize Lecture ahead of Sherrington Plaque unveiling

The Department's most prestigious named lecture was delivered this year by Shaw Prize winner and Waynflete Professor of Physiology Gero Miesenböck FRS in honour of our 1913 Waynflete Professor and Nobel Laureate Sir Charles Sherrington OM GBE PRS. The lecture was followed by the unveiling of The Physiological Society blue plaque honouring Sherrington by Sir Colin Blakemore FRS.

Scott Waddell honoured by the Academy of Medical Sciences

Congratulations are in order to Professor Scott Waddell FMedSci on his election to The Academy of Medical Sciences.

Samira Lakhal-Littleton appointed Associate Professor in Cell Physiology

The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Brasenose College.

Two DPAG pioneers honoured on Sherrington Building Plaques

Honouring the heritage of pioneering physiologists Sir Charles Sherrington and Florence Buchanan. "Commemorating both pioneers together highlights the importance of advocacy and mentoring that was evident over a century ago as equality was championed." (David Paterson)