Hello Bio’s Graham Collingridge receives CBE

Hello Bio’s Graham Collingridge receives CBE

13 Jun 2019

Professor Graham CollingridgeScientific Advisory Board member Professor Graham Collingridge has received an award in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours which recognises the outstanding achievements of extraordinary people across the UK.

Professor Collingridge, long-standing member of Hello Bio’s Scientific Advisory Board  has been awarded a CBE for his services to neuroscience research.

Professor Collingridge has made wide-ranging contributions to neuroscience which includes pioneering work in understanding synaptic plasticity, the cellular basis of learning and memory. His work on long-term potentiation (LTP), a brain process which underlies how memories are formed, retained and lost, was recognised as an outstanding contribution to the field.

In 2016, Professor Collingridge together with Professors Tim Bliss and Richard Morris won The Brain Prize, considered as one of the world's most highly regarded awards for neuroscience, for their outstanding work on helping to understand the cellular basis of memory. 

Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Society and has previously been awarded the Gaddam Memorial Prize, the Santiago Grisolia Prize and the Feldberg Prize. He has been honoured by colleagues in special issues of the journals Neurochemical Research and Neuropharmacology.

I am thrilled to receive this honour, which recognises the many contributions of the researchers who I have had the pleasure of working with in my laboratory. It is timely to recognize that my breakthrough in this field was based on pharmacological tools, in particular NMDA and D-AP5, originally synthesized by Professor Jeff Watlkins FRS. Dysregulated synaptic plasticity is at the core of many brain disorders, such as Alzheimers’s disease and chronic pain, and pharmacological approaches for understanding these conditions and for developing better therapeutics is as relevant today as it has ever been. Professor Graham Collingridge, Hello Bio Scientific Advisory Board Member

Professor Collingridge is Professor of Neuroscience at Bristol University, UK and Professor of Physiology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is Director of the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto, Senior Investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital and President of the Canadian Physiological Society. He is a founding member of Hello Bio’s Scientific Advisory Board and has assisted the company in developing their unique range of low-cost neuroscience research chemicals which can be used to study learning and memory, and mechanisms of synaptic plasticity.

We extend our warmest congratulations to Graham for this really exciting, and well-deserved honour. Graham is a good friend, and exceptional colleague who has supported Hello Bio with his dedication and contribution to our Scientific Advisory Board since we were founded. What fabulous news! Steve Roome, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO of Hello Bio 

About The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019, published on Saturday 8 June, recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom. The full list can be seen here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/birthday-honours-lists-2019

About Hello Bio's Scientific Advisory Board

Hello Bio has brought together a team of the world's most eminent scientists to form their Scientific Advisory Board. Together, they strive to bring the best tools for receptor and signaling research to scientists – from novel cutting edge tools, to affordable every day products. The Scientific Advisory Board members include Professor Graham Collingridge, Professor Kei Cho, Professor David Jane, Professor Elek Molnár, and Professor Min Zhuo. 

About Hello Bio

Hello Bio was founded by a team of experienced scientists and chemists who genuinely want to support life science research. Our aim is to offer a range of high quality life science tools at prices so low that as many researchers as possible will be able to afford them.

Hello Bio offers a range of agonists, antagonists, inhibitors, activators, antibodies and fluorescent tools at up to half the price of other suppliers. The range includes:


They also offer a cost effective custom synthesis service for customers requiring specialist tools, or bulk quantities.


For more information, please contact 
Steve Roome:
(0)117 318 0505