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


  • The 2016 Seminar Program is available here.
  • Our Honours booklet for 2017 is now available here

Latest news

Davey Guan was recently awarded the ASCEPT Toxicology Special Interest Group Prize 2016 for his poster presentation entitled: Improving chemical carcinogenicity prediction with novel biological data machine learning paradigms on behalf of the Pharmacoinformatics Laboratory at the 2016 ASCEPT-MPGPCR Conference. This is the second consecutive year that Davey has won this prize. Well done!

Congratulation to Rosie Cater on winning the best PhD Student Publication Prize at the Australian Physiological Society Annual Meeting, in Adelaide. Keep up the brilliant work Rosie!

Asscoiate Professor Elena Bagley recently contributed to an article in the New Scientist titled: Brain cell transplant helps fearful mice overcome anxiety.

A big congratulations to Kellie Charles who has been promoted to Associate Professor and Rachel Codd who has been promoted to Professor. What a fantastic and well deserved end to 2016 ladies!

Associate Professor Margaret Sunde has been invited to give an oral presentation at the Lorne Proteins Meeting in February 2017.

Professor Peter Carroll recently presented a paper he collaborated on with Baz Baydian and Professor Jane Hanrahan, titled: A Shot in the Arm - Pharmacist Administered Influenza Vacine at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Australiasian Pharmaceutical Society Association.

Dr Chi Pham and Associate Professor Margaret Sunde are contibuting authors on a paper accepted for publication in Nature Microbiology, in a collaboration with researchers from the University of Melbourne and WEHI, titled: EspL is a bacterial cysteine protease effector that cleaved RHIM proteins to block necroptosis and inflammation. Keep up the fantastic work!

Dr Wendy Imlach, Rebecca F. Bhola, Sarasa A. Mohammadi & Professor Macdonald Christie recently had their article titled: 'Glycinergic dysfunction in a subpopulation of dorsal horn interneurons in a rat model of neuropathic pain' published in Scientific Reports. Congratulations to all on the good work!

Associate Professor Jonathon Arnold and The Lambert Initiative team have recently appeared in the ABC news discussing the medicinal properties of marijuana, in particular the chemicals known as cannabinoids that the plant produces, that could be used in future medical treatments. Please click on the following links for more information: ABC breaking news & Catalyst.