Faculty of 1000

Leslie Iversen appointed Head of Faculty for Pharmacology & Drug Discovery at F1000

Press Release   •   Oct 06, 2010 11:00 BST

Leslie Iversen has recently joined Floyd Bloom and Paul Insel as a Head of Faculty for Pharmacology & Drug Discovery within F1000.

Les Iversen is currently a Professor of Pharmacology at University of Oxford, England, and previously served as Director of the Neuroscience Research Center of Merck Research Laboratories in the UK. The recipient of numerous awards, including being made a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States, Professor Iversen is also the new interim chairman of the UK government's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

Commenting on the appointment of the new Head of Faculty Paul Insel said: "We are thrilled that Les Iversen will be joining us in helping to continue the success of F1000 Pharmacology & Drug Discovery. He is internationally recognized for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of neurotransmission.”

The F1000 Faculty consists of international experts who are highly respected in their chosen fields. Leading scientists and clinicians are invited to become Heads of Faculty based on the recommendation of large numbers of their peers.

Welcoming Les Iversen to the Faculty, Floyd Bloom commented: "Having my long time friend and collaborator Les Iversen join as Head of Faculty in F1000 gives me confidence in its continued success."

About Faculty of 1000

The core service of Faculty of 1000 (F1000) identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications. The selection process comprises a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who rate the best of the articles they read and explain their importance.

Launched in 2002, F1000 was conceived as a collaboration of 1000 international Faculty Members. Although the name stuck, the remit of our service continues to grow and the Faculty now numbers more than 10,000 experts whose evaluations form a fully searchable resource identifying the best research available. Faculty Members and their evaluations are organized into over 40 Faculties (subjects), which are further subdivided into over 300 Sections.

On average, 1500 new evaluations are published each month; this corresponds to approximately the top 2% of all published articles in the biological and medical sciences.