Discipline of Pharmacology

Discipline of Pharmacology

The Discipline of Pharmacology of the University of Sydney is the largest of its kind in Australia, with an extensive range of research programs and well equipped undergraduate teaching facilities.

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  • The 2017 Seminar Program is available here.
  • Our Honours booklet for 2017 is now available here

Latest news

Congratulations to Professor Paul Young who has been awarded an ARC Linkage grant for his collaborative project Improving respiratory drug delivery through targeted nozzle design. The project was awarded $555,000.

PhD Candidate Jesse Xu, from the Respiratory Technology Group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, recently presented his project: Development of a Biocompatible and Personalised 3D-Printed Airway Stent for the Treatment of Respiratory Cancers and Tracheobronchial Malacias at The Big Idea 2017, which was part of the Sydney Research and Innovation Symposium. The Respiratory Technology Group was one of the 6 finalists out of the 33 submissions received this year.

Congratulations to Honorary Professor Peter Carroll who has recently been elected as President of the NSW Branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Dr Subhodeep Sarker was awarded an Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship (FWF) for his project: Bioactive lipid modulation of glycine transporter 2(GlyT2) to carry out research in the Transporter Biology Group headed by Prof. Robert Vandenberg until April 2019. Congratulations!

Congratulations to A/Prof. Renae Ryan on being awarded the John Young Medal last night at the Sydney Medical School Celebratory Dinner.

Renae was awarded the 2017 Professor JA Young Medal for excellence in research and teaching and exemplary service to Sydney Medical School and the University, in particular for her leadership and mentoring roles with the Early Career Researchers Network, Gender Equity Committee and Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program.

Shannon Mostyn was also mentioned for her National Council of Women of NSW Australia Day Award.

Congratulations to you both for your outstanding efforts, we are extremely proud of you and your achievements!

The Cannabinoid Research Group has recently had their work published in the prestigious pharmacology journal Neuropsychopharmacology titled: The Differential Binding of Antipsychotic Drugs to the ABC Transporter P-Glycoprotein Predicts Cannabinoid-Antipsychotic Drug Interactions. Congratulations to PhD student Natalia Brzozowska who was the lead author of this publication.