Arnold Burgen#


Arnold Burgen
Email:asvb 'at' cam.ac.uk
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Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1977-80 Member, Board of Management,London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • 1975-81 Chairman,Tropical Medicine Research Board
  • 1984 President, International Congress of Pharmacology, London
  • 1975-78 Past-President, International Union of Pharmacology
  • 1972-75 President, International Union of Pharmacology
  • 1969-72 British Member of Executive Committee of International Union of Pharmacology and President- elect
  • 1962-67 Editor,British Journal of Pharmacology
  • 1962-71 Consultant in Research, Montreal General Hospital
  • 1953-58 Chairman, Panel on Toxicology, Defence Research Board (Canada)
  • 1957-64 Editor, Pharmacological Reviews
  • 1965-70 Fellow of the Institute of Biology
  • 1972- Honorary Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge
  • 1962-71 Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge
  • 1971-82 Director of National Institute for Medical Research, London (Medical Research Council)
  • 1967-72 Honorary Director, Medical Research Council, Molecular Pharmacology Research Unit
  • 1962-71 Sheild Professor of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge
  • 1957-62 Deputy Director, McGill University Medical Clinic, Montreal General Hospital
  • 1949-62 Professor of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal
  • 1948-49 Assistant Lecturer in Pharmacology
  • 1946-47 House Physician, Middlesex Hospital
  • 1945-46 Demonstrator in Pharmacology, Middlesex Hospital Medical School

Fields of Scholarship
  • Aspects of neurotransmission by acetylcholine both in the peripheral and central nervous systems
  • Understanding of what makes drugs specific which led into how ligands change the conformation of proteins
  • Mechanism of drug action
  • Neural transmission and enzyme inhibition

Honours and Awards
  • 1964 Fellow Royal Society (London)
  • 1969 Fellow Royal College of Physicians,London
  • 1976 Knight Bachelor
  • 1979 Hon. Fellow Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
  • 1984 Academico Correspondiente, Royal Academy of Spain
  • 1984 Member, American College of Physicians
  • 1984 Member of Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1988 Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, US
  • 1990 Academician of Finland
  • 1992 Foreign Member, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
  • 1973 Hon.D.Sc.University of Leeds
  • 1973 Hon.D.Sc. McGill University
  • 1983 Hon.MD, University of Utrecht
  • 1983 Hon.MD. University of Zurich
  • 1983 Hon.D.Univ. University of Surrey
  • 1989 Hon.D.Sc. University of Liverpool



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