Arnold Burgen#


Arnold Burgen
Membership Number:1
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Elected:1988
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM




Present and Previous Positions

  • 1977 - 1980 Member, Board of Management,London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • 1975 - 1981 Chairman,Tropical Medicine Research Board
  • 1984 President, International Congress of Pharmacology, London
  • 1975 - 1978 Past-President, International Union of Pharmacology
  • 1972 - 1975 President, International Union of Pharmacology
  • 1969 - 1972 British Member of Executive Committee of International Union of Pharmacology and President- elect
  • 1962 - 1967 Editor,British Journal of Pharmacology
  • 1962 - 1971 Consultant in Research, Montreal General Hospital
  • 1953 - 1958 Chairman, Panel on Toxicology, Defence Research Board (Canada)
  • 1957 - 1964 Editor, Pharmacological Reviews
  • 1965 - 1970 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 - 1962 Deputy Director, McGill University Medical Clinic, Montreal General Hospital
  • 1949 - 1962 Professor of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal
  • 1948 - 1949 Assistant Lecturer in Pharmacology
  • 1946 - 1947 House Physician, Middlesex Hospital
  • 1945 - 1946 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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