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Dr Yuriy Pankratov

Job Title
Associate Professor
Life Sciences
Research Interests

Role for neuronal-glial communication in brain disorders and brain ageing with particular focus pathological signaling mediated by astroglial NMDA and P2X receptors;
Role for neuron-glia communication in memory and cognition with particular focus to the homeostatic regulation of neural circuits in the framework of tripartite synapse;
Expression pattern and functional properties of glutamate and ATP receptors in brain astrocytes;
Vesicular release of ATP from central synapses and its role in synaptic plasticity and development;
Impact of ectopic release and spillover of neurotransmitters on synaptic transmission in health and disease.


PhD Biophysics. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Ukraine 1995

Title Funder Award start Award end
Environmental enrichment and cognitive function across the lifespan BBSRC 27 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2016
BBSRC 2012: Role for glia-neuron interaction in brain ageing and longevity BBSRC 01 Apr 2013 31 Mar 2016
Properties and functions of astroglial NMDA receptors BBSRC 01 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2011

Research Themes:

Biomedical Science