Left to right: Mr Godwin Grech, Prof Janet Mifsud, Prof Anthony Fenech, Dr Vanessa Petroni Magri
The achievements of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Malta were highlighted at the recent annual British Pharmacological Society meeting held in London in December 2017.
During this meeting Prof Janet Mifsud was officially appointed as Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, the first Maltese pharmacologist to be so appointed. Fellows are members who have demonstrated distinction and peer recognition in pharmacology and have made substantial contributions to the discipline, through their teaching, research or publications and have demonstrated commitment to the Society, through contributions to committees, editorial boards or scientific meetings. Prof Mifsud was considered to have demonstrated a distinction and service in pharmacology that is deserving of recognition as Fellow of the Society.
The BPS meeting was also attended by Dr Vanessa Petroni Magri who was invited to give an oral presentation on her ongoing research being carried out in conjunction with Prof. Anthony Fenech, Prof. Godfrey Grech, Department of Pathology and Prof. Marie Therese Camilleri Podesta, Department of Anatomy, on the identification of potential biomarkers for breast cancer proliferation and angiogenesis. Mr Godwin Grech, doctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Roger Ellul-Micallef, Prof. Anthony Fenech and Prof. Godfrey Grech, Department of Pathology, was also invited to present a poster on the genetic and functional relevance of certain genetic variants in pulmonary function.