GB West Lecture

Since 1992, the GB West lecture has been delivered by a distinguished member of the Society who has contributed significantly to the field of Histamine research and is in honour of Geoff West one of the founders of the EHRS.

geoff       Geoff West the orator

1992
Highly potent and selective ligands for histamine receptor subtypes

W. Schunack (Germany)

Intracellular histamine receptors – The new frontier

L.J. Brandes (Canada)

1993

Histamine, the heart of the matter

Roberto Levi (USA)

1994
Histaminergic neuron system in brain: recent advances

T. Watanabe (Japan)

1995

Design of H3-receptor agonists and antagonists

Walter Schunack (Germany)

1996

The role of allergy in asthma – Implications for proper asthma management

M.A. Kaliner (USA)

1997

Histamine and antihistamine drugs in septic shock

Eddy Neugebauer

1998

Mast cell heterogeneity

Fred Pearce (London)

1999

Clinical significance of mast cell heterogeneity

Madeleine Ennis (UK)

2000

Paradigms in histamine research: many controversies – many solutions

W. Lorenz (Marburg)

2001

Histamine’s Wake

Helmut Haas (Düsseldorf)

2002

Getting away from histamine

GR Gannellin (UK)

2003

The role of chronic inflammation and remodelling in the pathogenesis of persistent asthma

S.T. Holgate (UK)

2004

The riddle of the mast cell receptors in the immune response

P. Mannaioni (Firenze, Italy)

2005

My journey with histamine from the cardiovascular system to the brain

Marija Carman-Krzan (Slovenia)

2006

Histamine and systems biology; genes and genomics beyond genes

Andras Falus (Hungary)

2007

And then there were four…

Rob Leurs (Netherlands)

2008

Mast cells, nerves and IgE

John Bienenstock (Canada)

2009

Flexibilities within and around hematopoietic cell development

Fritz Melchers (Ger)

2010

Clinical applications of pitolisant (BF2.649), an inverse agonist at the H3 receptor.

Jean-Charles Schwartz (France)

2011

The role of the Histamine H4 receptor in allergy and inflammation

Robin.L. Thurmond (USA)

2012

Interactions between mast cells and structural airway cells in the pathogenesis of asthma

Peter Bradding (UK)

2013

Clinical trials with Pitolisant (WAKIX): a wake promoting H3 receptor inverse agonist

Jean-Charles Schwartz (France)

2014

Histamine synthesis and its functions in murine mast cells

Satoshi Tanaka (Jap)

2015

Histamine and Relaxin: an intriguing connection

Emannuela Masini (Italy)

2016

The role of histamine in the memory of emotionally-salient experiences

Patrizio Blandina (Italy)