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Mental health issues: a common lab hazard?

05 Jun 2018 by Aidan Seeley, Niamh McKerr published June 2018

While many researchers are fighting the good fight in the lab, it seems we are losing a war with our own health. A recent publication from Nature determined that graduate students are six times more likely to experience periods of depression and anxiety compared to the general population. So what is it about being in research that predisposes us to such health hazards?

Antipodean molecular pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors

23 May 2018 published May 2018

Nicola Smith talks (enthusiastically) about G protein-coupled receptors and how she came to study them.

President’s message: celebrating our award winners

16 May 2018 by Stephen Hill in President's message published May 2018

One of the highlights of being President of the Society is being able to celebrate the achievements of our members by announcing the recipients of our prizes and awards. Each prize and award, in its particular way, is designed to encourage, reward and raise the profile of a part of our vibrant community.

President’s message: upcoming meetings – so much science, so little time!

16 Apr 2018 by Stephen Hill in President's message published April 2018

Steve Hill looks forward to a busy few months of Society meetings and events.

Your Society

09 Apr 2018 by Jono Bruun in Your Society published April 2018

I want to take this opportunity in the to share a few thoughts about the Society’s new five-year strategy.

Winning the AJ Clark Studentship: a leap of faith and finding my passion

02 Mar 2018 by Matilda Kennard in Young pharmacologists, Prizes, awards and grants published March 2018

"It’s safe to say that I didn’t get into pharmacology the traditional way." The winner of the 2018 AJ Clark Studentship reflects on the experiences that led her to pharmacology, and to successfully apply for the Society's prestigious PhD study funding.

President's message: Society prizes and awards

14 Feb 2018 by Stephen Hill in President's message published February 2018

This is the time of year when the Society looks to its members to help us recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals in the pharmacology community.

Affinity Groups update - Cardiovascular & Respiratory Pharmacology Affinity Group

01 Feb 2018 by Christopher Garland, Jillian Baker in Affinity groups published February 2018

The Cardiovascular & Respiratory Pharmacology Affinity Group aims to provide a supportive, inclusive forum for Society members with an interest in all aspects of cardiovascular and respiratory pharmacology.

Prescribing Assessment: News from the UK and Internationally

29 Jan 2018 by Simon Maxwell published January 2018

Prescribing is a core activity for all healthcare systems and most of the doctors who work in them. The average member of the public in the UK will be in receipt of around 20 prescriptions annually which are intended to treat current illnesses and symptoms or prevent future disease.

Guide to PHARMACOLOGY and the Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017-18

19 Jan 2018 by Stephen Alexander, Adam Pawson published January 2018

There are many ways in which the British Pharmacological Society promotes pharmacology. Some of the more visible routes include the organisation of scientific meetings, as well as education and policy work. Alongside the publication of its three peer-reviewed journals, the Society also supports the IUPHAR/ British Pharmacological Society Guide to PHARMACOLOGY database (GtoPdb), a free online resource for pharmacologists and scientists in related disciplines. Here, Steve Alexander and Adam Pawson reflect on the Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY (CGtP) 2017/18 and the database that underpins it.

President's message: my priorities for 2018

10 Jan 2018 by Stephen Hill in President's message published January 2018

As I begin my term as President I want to update you on my priorities for the year ahead.