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.

Latest news & events

Latest news


Congratulations to Professor Macdonald Christie who was awarded the Distinguished Professorial Achievement Award by the Sydney Medical School this year. Well deserved!

Associate Professor Tina Hinton and Emeritus Professor Graham Johnston established an ASCEPT Early Achievement for Women Award to recognise the early achievements of women pharmacologists and toxicologists, and to help achieve gender equity in ASCEPT’s senior awards and office bearers. 

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology has named its annual award for the best PhD thesis after Emeritus Professor Graham Johnston in recognition of his role in establishing and his continued interest in the Division.

Congratulations to Professor Nicholas Buckley who has been awarded the ASCEPT 2017 Michael Rand Medal. Well done!

We would like to congratulate three of our amazing staff on their 2017 achievements: Associate Professor Margaret Sunde was awarded a MCR Biomedical Connect grant and Professor Rachel Codd and Associate Professor Elena Bagley were awarded MCR Accelerator grants.We are so happy to see Pharmacology staff continue to be recognised for outstanding and innovative work. Congratulations to all three women for their continued dedication and hard work. 

Dr Michael Gotsbatcher's recent work on drugs with potential for Parkinson's Disease (DOI:10.1039/C7MT00039A) was selected for the front cover of the July 2017 issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry Journal Metallomics. Congratulations Michael!

Professor Daniela Traini who was awarded a 2017 Vice Chancellor's award for Excellence in the category of Outstanding Mentoring and Leadership, together with Professor Fiona White (Faculty of Science) and Penny Oxford (Faculty of Veterinary Science). Congratulations to each of these amazing women on their outstanding achievement. Keep up the great work!

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


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