This is an historical archive of the activities of the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit (MRC ANU) that operated at the University of Oxford from 1985 until March 2015. The MRC ANU established a reputation for world-leading research on the brain, for training new generations of scientists, and for engaging the general public in neuroscience. The successes of the MRC ANU are now built upon at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford.

News- Experiencing practical neuroscience in a working lab

This week, members of the Magill Group and Bolam Group were playing hosts to Thomas Hardy, a Year 10 school student visiting from Bournemouth School for Boys. Tom has a keen interest in neuroscience, and came to the Unit to learn more about the practical side of neuroscience research in a real working lab. During his visit, Tom viewed every stage of a typical experiment in the lab, and helped the team prepare salt solutions, perform immunohistochemical reactions, and analyse the expression of proteins in striatal neurons. We hope to see Tom making his own neuroscience discoveries in the not too distant future!