Award for Senior Investigator in Basic Science
Dr. Blackshaw is Professor of Enteric Neuroscience at Queen Mary University of London.
He has led a number of fundamental studies, examining subjects such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gastrointestinal sensory mechanisms in tissue.
His work has identified new classes of sensory nerves and demonstrated important therapeutic roles for receptors on these neurons.
He has identified the role of specific genes in motor and sensory function in the GI tract. His work also looks at the ways in which sensory information is processed in the central nervous system.
Basic Science is the fundamental approach to understanding how systems work. Basic science research takes place in the laboratory and often involves the study of molecules and cells.