Professor Roger Clayton Hardie FRS
Fellow of the Royal Society
Professor of Cellular Neuroscience, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge University.
Roger Hardie is distinguished for his versatile and extensive studies on invertebrate visual transduction, which have transformed our wider understanding of cell signalling. In particular, his demonstration that the Drosophila trp and trpl genes code for selective calcium channels was the seminal observation that launched the TRP channel field, now a major part of calcium signalling and a focus of medical research. His subsequent investigations using these prototypical dTRP channels have been marked by elegant technological innovations, leading to groundbreaking and novel insights into the complex regulation of this class of channels by calcium and by lipid messengers.