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Prof. Elek Molnár University of Bristol, Bristol, UK1 Talk
Elek Molnár graduated in General Medicine (MD) from the Albert Szent-Györgyi University, Szeged, Hungary in 1986 and remained there as a Research Fellow in Biochemistry. He moved in 1989 to the State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, USA where he carried out research for his PhD. In 1991 he... read morejoined the Medical Research Council (MRC) Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, University of Oxford, UK where he started his studies of glutamate receptors (GluRs). In 1997 he was appointed as Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. In 1999 he joined the MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, University of Bristol, UK, where he was appointed as Professor of Neuroscience in 2004. He studied the developmental and activity dependent changes in the molecular organisation, signalling and function of GluRs. He used a combination of molecular, pharmacological, immunochemical and imaging approaches to gain understanding of the roles of GluRs in the central nervous system.