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.

Professor Jean-Marc Fritschy delivers the 11th David Smith Lecture

Professor Jean-Marc Fritschy delivered the 11th David Smith Lecture in Anatomical Neuropharmacology.

"Plasticity of GABAergic synapses: mechanisms and implications"

The 11th David Smith Lecture in Anatomical Neuropharmacology was given on 3 March 2015 by Professor Jean-Marc Fritschy of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Zurich

The Lecture was hosted by Professor Peter Somogyi. 

The lecture series celebrates the vision of the previous Chair of Pharmacology Prof. A. David Smith, who set up the Unit in 1985 and is currently Honorary Associate Director.

11th David Smith Lecture
Jean-Marc Fritschy
Jean-Marc Fritschy receives a plaque from Peter Somogyi after the lecture
Jean-Marc Fritschy (left), Co-Editor-in-Chief of European Journal of Neuroscience to December 2014, meets the founding Editor-in-Chief, Ray Guillery (centre), and his successor, current Co-Editor-in-Chief, Paul Bolam (right).