Seema Ali was selected to give an oral communication entitled ‘Constitutive P2Y2 receptor activity suppresses lipolysis in human adipocytes’ at the British Pharmacological Society meeting in London 11-13th December 2017. This is the flagship UK annual pharmacology meeting attended by both academic and industrial scientists.
Seema’s talk was followed by 5 mins of questions from experts in the audience. Seema was awarded a £250 prize for her oral communication as judged by the society and audience. The work presented arises from her BBSRC DTP studentship investigating how cell surface receptors for ATP and other signalling extracellular nucleotides control the function of human fat cells (adipocytes), and how such processes maintain metabolic homeostasis. The work is a collaboration between the School of Biological Sciences and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.