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Blog - August 2017

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Affinity groups update

22 Aug 2017 by David Kendall, Elizabeth Rosethorne, Niall Hyland in Affinity groups published August 2017

The Drug Discovery, Development & Evaluation (DDDE) Affinity Group aims to support members of the Society with interests in all aspects of pharmacology from drug discovery to prescribed use including target identification, drug development, safety pharmacology, conduct of medical research and clinical trials, approval and licensing. DDDE also serves members with interests in natural products and nutraceuticals. Key to this is integrating the interests of members across academic, clinical and industrial settings.

Meetings update

21 Aug 2017 by Niall Hyland in Meetings update published August 2017

At our most recent Focused Meeting, the Society welcomed delegates to the University of Nottingham for a two-day conference organised by the Society’s Drug Discovery, Development and Evaluation Affinity Group co-chairs Professor David Kendall (Pharmnovo AB, UK) and Dr Elizabeth Rosethorne (University of Nottingham, UK).

2016 British Journal of Pharmacology Early Career Researcher Prize

15 Aug 2017 by Nicolas Monjotin published August 2017

Each year the Society awards an annual prize of £1,000 for the best paper published by an early career researcher in an issue of the British Journal of Pharmacology (BJP) during the previous 12 months. The goal of the BJP Early Career Researcher Prize is to recognise outstanding work by young pharmacology investigators and to encourage them to submit their most exciting pharmacological work to BJP.

The Schachter Award in action

10 Aug 2017 by Simon Cleary, Joanna Clarke published August 2017

Twice a year the British Pharmacological Society awards the Schachter Award to a postgraduate research student. Here, the two winners from 2016, Simon Cleary and Joanna Clarke, report on their Schachter Award visits and reflect on what they gained from their experiences.