CASS Memorial Lecture


This memorial lecture is dedicated to Dr. Rosemary Cass, who in 1954, was the first BSc Honours graduate in Pharmacology at Queen’s College, University of St. Andrews – now within the University of Dundee. In 1960, Rosemary joined the School of Pharmacy, London - making significant contributions to the study of pharmacology of the catecholamines until her early death in 1965. The Lectureship, endowed by Rosemary’s mother and since supported by family members, makes it possible for distinguished scientists to visit Dundee to deliver a keynote address plus meet with students and research staff.

14th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered on 21st September 2012 by Professor Helen Mayberg on Depression & Deep Brain Stimulation, please click here to find out more.

13th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 2002 by Professor AM Buckeridge on Science, Drug Regulation and the Public Health

12th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1999 by Sir James Black, FRS, Nobel Laureate on Strategies for Inventing New Drugs

11th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1996 by Professor J-P Changeux on the Acetylcholine Nicotinic Receptor

10th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1993 by Professor K.G. Fuxe on Volume Transmission in the Brain

9th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1990 by Dr R.A. North on Drug Receptors and Potassium Channels

8th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1986 by Dr L.L. Iversen, FRS on The Neuropharmacology of Brain Peptides

7th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1983 by Professor A.W. Cuthbert, FRS on Steps Towards Membrane Engineering

6th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1981 by Sir William Paton, FRS on Pharmacology and its Contribution to Medicine

5th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1978 by Dr J.R. Vane, FRS , Nobel Laureate on Prostaglandins, Platelets and Vascular Disease

4th CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1975 by Professor U.S. von Euler, Nobel Laureate on Substance P - A Polypeptide with Neural and Smooth Muscle Activity

3rd CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1973 by Dr J. Axelrod, Nobel Laureate on Catecholamines and their Clinical Implication

2nd CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1971 by Dr B.B. Brodie on Of Mice, Microsomes and Man          

1st CASS Memorial Lecture was delivered in 1968 by Sir Peter Medawar, FRS, Nobel Laureate on Immunology and Cancer