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Professor Andrew Lawrence  
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health 

Chief Investigator  

Professor Lawrence is a Senior Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director at The Florey where he runs the Addiction Neuroscience Group. His research interests focus on identifying novel therapeutic targets for alcohol and substance use disorders, stemming from basic discovery science through to clinical trials. His research into the motivation to seek and consume alcohol has consistently combined neuroscience and pharmacology to identify circuits, neurotransmitters and novel therapeutic targets.  

Professor Lawrence has published over 300 original articles and reviews. He is an Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurochemistry and the Senior Vice-President of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism.  

In 2017, Professor Lawrence delivered the Lawrie Austin Plenary lecture at the Australasian Neuroscience Society annual meeting and in 2021 gave the opening Plenary lecture at the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry annual conference. 

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