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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

  • Pankratov, Yuriy, Lalo, Ulyana, North, A. (Alan), 2008. Vesicular release of ATP in the central synapses. Purines 2008 Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 June ? 2 July 2008, Published in Purinergic Signalling, pp. S163-S164
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