Tocris Bioscience Prize 2007

Tocris Bioscience Awards Prize for Pharmacological Research

Kellie Hall, Bristol University

July 17th, 2007 - Tocris Bioscience (Bristol, UK) announced today that the Tocris Bioscience Prize for Pharmacological Research had been won by Kellie Hall for her poster presentation “Coincident regulation of PKCδ in human platelets by phosphorylation of tyrosines 311 and 565 and phospholipase C signaling”. On receiving the award, Kellie said “I'm delighted to have won the Tocris prize and to have had my research recognized in this way”.

The Tocris Bioscience prize is awarded annually to the best final year pharmacology PhD student at Bristol University, as selected by the department. Consisting of a cash award and certificate, the prize reflects the close links between the two organizations and their shared commitment to excellence in life science research.

“It is a great pleasure to be able to present this award to Kellie on behalf of Tocris Bioscience” said Laurence Ede, Tocris' Managing Director, “and I am particularly delighted that so many of the kinase inhibitors and activators used in her work were sourced from Tocris”. Head of Department, Professor Peter Roberts added “Kellie is an exceptional student and has produced research of very high quality. She is a credit to the department.”

Hall's findings were initially presented as a poster within the department and subsequently accepted by the Biochemical Journal on 15th June 2007.

About Bristol University Pharmacology Department

University College, Bristol opened in October 1876 with two professors, five lecturers and 99 students. It was the first college in the country to admit men and women on an equal footing.

Today, Bristol is one of the leading universities in the country, with approximately 12,000 undergraduate and 6,000 post graduate students. The University organizes its academic affairs in some 45 departments and 15 research centers, arranged in six faculties.

The Pharmacology Department itself is one of the most successful in the UK and enjoys an international reputation for its research in neuropharmacology and cell signaling.

For more information about Bristol University please visit the website