Horizon 2020 EU Training Network
Professor Trevor Sharp, Tutorial Fellow in Neuroscience, is a member of a newly formed 11-partner Horizon 2020 EU Training Network focused on brain development research, and he was awarded a 3-year research grant by the Medical Research Council to investigate effects of early life exposure to antidepressants on neural circuit formation. He gave a plenary lecture on a repurposed lithium-mimetic at the 6th Congress of Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology in Fukuoka.
The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. The Serotonin and Beyond Nework will examine the serotonin-mediated non-serotonergic downstream changes in neurodevelopment that are at the basis of serotonin-related neuropsychiatric disorders, aiming to establish an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international scientific network to test this hypothesis.
Throughout his time in Oxford, Professor Sharp’s research has focused on the pharmacology and physiology of monoamine transmitters, particularly in relation to the treatment and cause of psychiatric disorders. He holds visiting Professorships with the Universities of Maastricht and Hokkaido, and is currently the Vice-President (Europe) of the International Society for Serotonin Research (ISSR). He was awarded the Irvine Page Lectureship by the ISSR in 2016.
Professor Sharp also recently completed one of the world’s longest cross-country ski events (Vasaloppet) in northern Sweden in March, marking the ninth time he has participated.
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