Elected: 2018
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Professor Giles Edward Hardingham FRSE

City of Edinburgh Professor of Pharmacology, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Giles Hardingham studied biochemistry at the University of Cambridge before completing a PhD at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge. In 2002 he established his laboratory at the University of Edinburgh as a Royal Society University Research Fellow, moving onto an MRC Senior Non-Clinical Research Fellowship in 2010. Giles currently holds the City of Edinburgh Chair of Pharmacology and is an Associate Director of the UK DRI, leading the Edinburgh centre. His research is focused on understanding signalling within and between cells in the brain and the aim is to characterise the interactions that maintain brain homeostasis when we are healthy, and how these mechanisms break down in diseases that cause dementia.