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Professor Fran Platt has been appointed as the new Head of Department for Pharmacology at the University of Oxford. Fran took up her new post with effect from 1 June 2020 and will serve for an initial period of five years.

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Professor Fran Platt has been with the University of Oxford since 1989, initially joining the Department of Biochemistry before moving to Pharmacology in 2006. Fran’s research group has a long-term interest in understanding and treating lysosomal storage diseases, a group of inherited metabolic diseases typically characterized by severe pathology in the brain, and her work spans basic cell biology, disease mechanism and therapy.

Read more on the Department of Pharmacology website

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