Robert D. Burgoyne, B.Sc. Bacteriology, University of Birmingham, 1974. Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Birmingham, 1977. Worked in the Department of Biology, Open University and MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London. Joined the University of Liverpool as a Lecturer in 1983 and was promoted to a Personal Chair in 1990. Founding Director of the first Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD programme in Liverpool in 1994. Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences, 2004-2009. Associate Pro-vice Chancellor for Research, Faculty of Health and Life Science 2010-2015. Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences 2015-2017. Current post Emeritus Honorary Professor.
Member of the Neuronal Signalling Group
Member of the Liverpool Neuroscience Group
Current research interests
Analysis of the mechanisms underlying neurotransmission and neurodegeneration.
The functions of calcium sensor proteins and their dynamics.
- Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (Academy of Medical Sciences 2002)
- Elected Member of the Academia Europaea (Academia Europaea 2001)
- Honorary Research Fellow (Hannah Research Institute, Ayr 1991)
- Award for Young Investigators in the Neurosciences (Swiss Medical Research Foundation 1988)