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Geoffrey Burnstock
professor of anatomy at University College London, director of the Autonomic Neuroscience Institute, and editor-in-chief of Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical and Purinergic Signalling


The key challenges in my field - biomedical research - are:

  • Alleviating pain
  • Development of vaccines against HIV and flu
  • Cures for cancer
  • Cures for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Overcoming antibiotic resistance
  • Successful use of stem cells for disease
  • Advancing understanding of the brain-mind issue

The key challenges for society are:

  • Alternative fuel to petrol
  • Control of exploding population
  • Dealing with Muslim extremism
  • Global warming
  • Solving traffic congestion

Geoffrey Burnstock is coeditor of Cardiovascular Biology of Purines (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA)), and Nitric Oxide in Health and Disease (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA)). See his personal page at UCL.



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