Prof. Geoff Burnstock University College London, UK

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Professor Geoffrey Burnstock was known for his seminal discovery of purinergic signalling and definition of P2 purinergic receptors, their signalling pathways and functional relevance. He completed a BSc at King’s College London and a PhD at University College London. He held postdoctoral fellowships with Wilhelm Feldberg, Edith Bulbring and C.... read moreLadd Prosser. He was appointed to a Senior Lectureship at Melbourne University in 1959 and became Professor and Chairman of Zoology in 1964. In 1975 he became Head of the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at University College London and Convenor of the Centre of Neuroscience. He moved his research group to the Royal Free in 1997 and continued to serve as President of the Autonomic Neuroscience Centre until 2017. He supervised over 100 PhD and MD students and published over 1500 papers, reviews and books. He was the most cited scientist in Pharmacology and Toxicology 1994-2006. His papers have been cited over 86,800 times with h-index of 130. He sadly passed away aged 91 in June 2020.