Geoffrey Burnstock#


Geoffrey Burnstock
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1172
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Elected:1992




Geoffrey Burnstock passed away June 2, 2020.

Positions Held
  • 2000 - FRCP (Hon) London
  • 1999 - FRCS (Hon) England
  • 1971 - DSc Melbourne University
  • 1962 - MSc (Honorary) Melbourne University
  • 1957 - PhD King's College and University College London, University of London
  • 1953 - BSc (Special) King's College, University of London

Fields of Scholarship
  • Autonomic neuroscience, in particular purinergic signalling in health and disease

Honours and Awards
  • 1970 Royal Society of Victoria Silver Medal
  • 1971 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • 1986 Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • 1987 Honorary Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
  • 1989 Special Award presented at the NIH Conference, Bethesda, Sept 18, l989, "For the Concept of Purinergic Transmission"
  • 1992 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1993 Foreign Member of the Russian Society of Neuropathology
  • 1995 Fellow of University College London
  • 1998 Founder Member of The Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 1999 Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
  • 2000 “Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digestive Science” a 2000 Janssen Award in Gastroenterology
  • 2000 Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
  • 2000 Royal Society Royal Gold Medal
  • 2002 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Antwerp
  • 2003 Correspondant Academicien of the Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia, Spain
  • 2003 Honorary Member of the Physiological Society
  • 2004 Honorary Fellow of the Pharmacological Society
  • 2006 Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria, Australia
  • 2006 Honorary Membership of the Hungarian Society of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
  • 2007 Doctor Honoris Causa J. W. Goethe-Universität (Frankfurt)
  • 2008 Honorary Member of the Australian Physiological Society
  • 2009 Copernicus Gold Medal, Ferrara
  • 2009 The British Neuroscience Association. Annual Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to British
  • 2012 Academia Europaea Erasmus Medal


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