The birth and post-natal development of purinergic signaling
Geoffrey Burnstock Emeritus Professor, University College Medical School London, England
April 27th 2012, 16h00, CNC Auditorium (2nd floor, old FMUC building, Pólo I)

Host: Rodrigo Cunha

Geoffrey Burnstock PhD, DSc, FMedSci, FRS
Geoff Burnstock
Geoffrey Burnstock completed a BSc at King’s College London and a PhD at University College London. He held postdoctoral fellowships with Wilhelm Feldberg (National Institute for medical Research), Edith Bulbring (University of Oxford) and C. Ladd Prosser (University of Illinois). He was appointed to a Senior Lectureship in Melbourne University in 1959 and became Professor and Chairman of Zoology in 1964. In 1975 he became Head of Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at University College London and Convenor of the Centre of Neuroscience.

He has been Director of the Autonomic Neuroscience Institute at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine since 1997. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 1971, the Royal Society in 1986 and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998. He was awarded the Royal Society Gold Medal in 2000.  He is editor-in-chief of the journals Autonomic Neuroscience and Purinergic Signalling and serves on the editorial boards of many other journals.

Geoffrey Burnstock’s major research interest has been autonomic neurotransmission and he is best known for his seminal discovery and definition of P2 purinergic receptors, their signaling pathways and functional relevance. He has personally supervised nearly 100 PhD and MD students and published over 1000 original papers, reviews and books. He is first in the Institute of Scientific Information list of most cited scientists in Pharmacology and Toxicology for the period 1994 - 2004.
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