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.

Peter Somogyi receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Zurich

Unit director Peter Somogyi receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich. Prof Dr Michael Hengartner the President greeted Peter as the latest Honorary Doctor of the prestigious University of Zurich. The title will be bestowed on him in a ceremony Dies Academicus on the 26th of April. Peter collaborated with world leading neuroscientists the late Peter Streit and the current head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Prof Jean-Marc Fritschy. Prof Hengartner wrote “I take great pleasure in informing you of the decision of the Faculty of Medicine to award you an honorary doctorate. This high distinction recognizes and honors your outstanding achievements in research on neuronal circuits in the cerebral cortex “. In his acceptance letter Peter replied: “I am delighted to learn that the Faculty of Medicine recommended the awarding of an honorary doctorate to me of you esteemed University, which I hold in the highest regard”.