Pharmacology

Pharmacology

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Pharmacology is all about finding out how drugs work: their effects on living organisms and their component parts such as cells, membranes, organelles, enzymes and DNA. The development of new and successful drugs requires advances and insights generated by scientific research.

The Department of Pharmacology is equipped with communal facilities for microscopy, molecular biology, cell culture, centrifugation, liquid scintillation counting and computing. With 19 independent research groups, we are one of the larger departments of pharmacology in the United Kingdom.

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The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
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Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
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