Biomedical Sciences

New Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Giles Hardingham, City of Edinburgh Professor of Pharmacology and the Associate Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute Edinburgh Centre, who has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Prof Giles Hardingham has been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences

Distinguished Research

The new Fellows were elected for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.

The UK Dementia Research Institute

Professor Hardingham leads the Edinburgh team examining the complex interactions between cells of the brain, immune system and blood vessels that make up the ‘neurogliovascular unit’. They bring together strengths in metabolism, inflammation, blood vessel biology and stem cell medicine to explore how interactions at the neurogliovascular unit control the trajectory of neurodegenerative diseases leading to dementia

The Hardingham Lab

Prof. Hardingham’s laboratory is focussed in the molecular mechanisms of core interdependent pathological processes upon which several neurological disorders, including MND converge, including oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, and aberrant NMDA receptor activity

Further information

Prof Giles Hardingham staff profile

UK DRI Edinburgh website

Full list of new Fellows on the Academy of Medical Sciences website