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- Prof. Ryuichi Shigemoto delivers 4th David Smith Lecture.

Glutamate receptors: their localization, function, and roles in physiological learning processes

The 4th David Smith Lecture in Anatomical Neuropharmacology was given on the 4th May, by Prof. Ryuichi Shigemoto, Head of Division of Cerebral Structure, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan, and Professor, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, School of Life Science.

The lecture was set up to celebrate the vision of the previous Chair of Pharmacology Prof. A. David Smith, Honorary Associate Director and founder of the Unit, and the successful conclusion of the latest quinquennial scientific review of the Unit. More information about the David Smith Lectures.

To commemorate the Lecture, Prof. Shigemoto received a laser engraved cherry wood plaque, designed by Unit Artist Ben Micklem and illustrating aspects of anatomical neuropharmacology at Oxford from molecules to the brain.

Professors Shigemoto, Somogyi and Smith.