Dept Pharmacology & Therapeutics

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Head of Department Prof. Michael Murphy Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics mission is to develop a high quality research program in both basic and clinical pharmacology and to teach pharmacological sciences in the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Science. Ongoing research include investigations of the mechanisms of hypoxic and iatrogenic injury to cardiomyocytes, molecular and immunohistochemical studies on peripheral dopamine receptors, mechanisms of apoptosis in neurodegenerative diseases, the role of cytokines in inflammatory bowel and periodontal diseases and the mechanisms of idiosyncratic adverse drug reactions. Research activities are outlined in the section on staff and their The Department, in collaboration with Minerva Medical (Ireland) conducts large scale clinical trials based in general pratice (primary care). Occupying a purpose designed building of 1,000 sq. m. at 5 Union Quay, Cork, the joint group employs 40 research staff in morbidity and mortality outcomes trials. The largest project at present is the PROSPER TRIAL involving 2,250 patients in the Munster area. research interests.
Department Office 1st Floor
Phone +353 21 901255
Fax +353 21 343211
Postal address Dept Pharmacology & Therapeutics Clinical Science Building Cork University Hospital Wilton, Cork, Ireland

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