The department Pharmacology is mainly developing research activities in the domain of Neuro-immuno-endocrinology: 1. Development and differentiation of pituitary cells; 2. Regulation and quantification of PRL gene expression, transcription, translation; 3. Purification and characterisation of PRL cell (sub) populations; 4. Pathogenesis of pituitary gland tumours; 5. Role of PRL and GH in the lymphohemopoietic system. 6. PRL receptor signalling; termination of signalling 7. PRL gene regulation in the lymphohemopoietic system 8. Molecular cloning of transcription factors. 9. Signaltransduction and effects of IGF-I on apoptosis and cytokine production in the immune system.