Centre for Integrative Mammalian Physiology & Pharmacology
The Centre for Integrative Mammalian Physiology and Pharmacology (CIMPP) was established in 2007 with a mission to;
- Train young scientists in in vivo research via PhD studentships and the Master of Research degrees in Experimental Physiology and Drug Discovery and Experimental Physiology and Drug Discovery (Bio-Imaging).
- Advance in vivo research and provide a forum for discussion
- Develop and enhance public understanding of the importance of in vivo work in medical research.
The CIMPP at Imperial College is one of four centres within the UK funded by a partnership between the BBSRC, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Medical Research Council, Scottish Funding Council, British Pharmacological Society's Integrative Pharmacology Fund (donors: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer) and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
The Centre, led by Professor Julia C Buckingham, brings together in vivo researchers at all career levels across the college and encompasses a range of prominent disease areas;
Cardiovascular and Respiratory
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Inflammation and Immunology
The CIMPP hosts an Annual Symposium in September and a monthly seminar programme organised by Dr Felicity Gavins and Ms Elaine Snell. The seminar programme includes exciting advances in research, skills presentations and workshops. For more details and registration information please click here.
FAREWELL TO CIMPP
The final seminar and closing of The Centre for Integrative Mammalian Physiology and Pharmacology (CIMPP) took place on 6 September 2012.
Two campaigners for science were invited to share their experiences with students and lecturers. Tom Holder, co-founder of the Pro-Test movement that began in 2006 to counter-balance the arguments of animal rights extremists, and catalysed the PR revolution that is occurring in animal research, inspired and encouraged us all join him on the parapet, and speak openly about the vital role of our research in medical advances. Evan Harris, a Liberal Democrat politician, gave an amusing introduction to navigating Westminster corridors through the media, and highlighted the importance of understanding policy making to support scientific progress.
CIMPP was a flagship centre which successfully trained a new generation of in vivo scientists. Tom Holder and Evan Harris left the students full of determination to succeed and progress with their crucial research, and the feeling that though it marked the end of the Centre, it is only the beginning for its members.