Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department has a long-standing and internationally recognized reputation for high quality translational research with an overall aim of improved healthcare outcomes. Our research spans fundamental drug discovery science, target identification through to health care delivery and lifelong health.   

We are underpinned by world-class facilities for fundamental discovery research through to translational studies. These include state of the art analysis equipment within the Microscopy and Analysis Suite and Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility. Recent BBSRC grant success has established an innovative “Advanced Analysis and Imaging Facility under Hypoxic Conditions”. 

The impact of our research on society is demonstrated by 73% of our impact ranked world leading (4*) in the recent REF2014 assessment. Researchers within the department work closely with national and international partners from across academia an industry, creating impact through world-class science.

We impact across healthcare from the identification of new therapeutic targets to inform drug design, discovery of new drugs, better design of medicines, novel biomarker identification for the improved early detection of disease and ultimately the effectiveness and safety of Health Services provided to patients.

Grand Challenges

Our Grand Challenges bring together our world class expertise across the department to address important global health challenges. 

We have identified three key priority areas:

Research themes

Our research is grouped into three themes:

PhD projects

Current PhD projects.

Research Centres and Networks

Our staff are involved in a number of multidisciplinary Research Centres and Networks:

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Skin Medicine & Life Sciences
In Vitro Techniques Medicine & Life Sciences
Psoriatic Arthritis Medicine & Life Sciences
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Inositol Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmacists Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Ligands Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2001 2021

Research Output 1978 2018

Primary Health Care
General Practitioners
General practitioners

De novo mutations in GRIN1 cause extensive bilateral polymicrogyria

Mackenzie, A., Fry, A., Thomposon, B., Fawcett, K., Zelnik, N., Shemer-Meiri, L., cushion, T., Mugalaasi, H. & Stoodley, N. 22 Jan 2018 In : Brain : A Journal of Neurology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptors
Missense Mutation

Development and characterisation of chondroitin sulfate- and hyaluronic acid-incorporated sorbitan ester nanoparticles as gene delivery systems

Fernandez-Piñeiro, I., Pensado, A., Badiola, I. & Sanchez, D. A. 13 Jan 2018 In : European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 125, p. 85-94 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gene Transfer Techniques
Chondroitin Sulfates
Hyaluronic Acid