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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

The role of early experience in the development of nociception and pain Seminar

Time:
17:00
Date:
12 March 2012
Venue:
Building 85 Seminar room 2207

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Beatrice Murphy on 023 80595374 or email B.J.Murphy@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Our speaker, Professor Maria Fitzgerald, works at the UCL Paediatric Pain Research Centre, and has a long standing interest in the neurobiological basis of the development of the nociceptive nervous system.

Maria Fitzgerald has a long standing interest in the neurobiological basis of the development of the nociceptive nervous system. This work includes molecular, physiological and anatomical investigation of this system in animal models. Her interests extend to investigation of the interaction between the nociceptive and immune system. These areas of basic science have led to a number of important human studies and clinical collaborations aimed at more rationale and neurobiological based approach to infant pain management.

Professor Maria Fitzgerald

Speaker information

Professor Maria Fitzgerald, Paediatric Pain Research Centre, University College London. Prof Maria Fitzgerald's research interest's include: Development of inhibitory processes in spinal cord pain pathways Role of sensory activity in shaping postnatal pain processing Cortical pain processing in human infants Microglial nueronal interactions in infant and adult neuropathic pain (in collaboration with Dr Simon Beggs and Dr Mike Salter from University of Toronto) Brinstem spinal cord interactions in developing pain pathways The long term neurobiological consequences of early pain and analgesia on the developing central nervous system

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