2010 IoN News Archive
- Professor Alan Thompson elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology
- Michael J. Fox Foundation awards IoN researcher grant to advance Parkinson's research.
- Traces of the past: computer algorithm ‘reads’ memories
- Professor Lees awarded first Lord Brain Memorial Lecture
- Award for Professor Chris Frith
- Professor John Duncan appointed as NIHR Senior Investigator
- Queen Square Symposium success
- IoN brings the scientific method to London primary schools
- Robot trainer to benefit stroke patients
- Researchers to study how the brain 'rewires itself'
- St Peter's Medal for Professor Clare Fowler
- Elections to the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowships announced
- New website to help stroke survivors learn to read again
- Queen's Birthday Honours
- Brain study reveals that agreement is rewarding
- Wellcome Success
- Win for IoN at Shape of Science Symposium
- Research shows that two heads are better than one
- Lizard venom offers hope for Parkinson’s disease patients
- Epilepsy prizes
- Developing a cell library resource for dementia research
- Stents may double the risk of stroke in patients over 70
- Scientists identify link between introspection and brain structure
- IoN scientist lands £329k funding boost from dementia research charity.
- Study results consistent with earlier estimates of vCJD prion prevalence in Britain
- Parkinson's UK Fellowship Award
- Award for Professor Lees
- 2010-11 IoN PhD Studentship Round Now Open
- New brain imaging tests to track Huntington’s
- World-leading scientist secures funding for gene research
- Fighter pilots' brains are ‘more sensitive
- Alzheimer’s changes detectable in healthy elderly
- IoN Student wins Santander Formula One Scholarship
- New hope for cluster headache sufferers
- Prestigious European research grant awarded
- New centre brings hope to patients with muscle wasting diseases
- Prestigious stroke program grant awarded
- A role for astrocytes in learning and memory?
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10 September 2010
Congratulations to Dr David Carmichael of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy who has won the first Sir Peter Mansfield Prize for technical developments in the field of Magnetic Resonance and Biology. The Sir Peter Mansfield Prize is awarded by the British Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for outstanding research on innovative technical developments in the field of magnetic resonance in medicine and biology submitted to their Annual Scientific Meeting.
To achieve this has required the support of a large team across departments both within the IoN, NHNN and the National Society for Epilepsy MRI Unit including Andrew McEvoy (Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery, NHNN) John Thornton and colleagues (Lysholm Department of Radiology, NHNN), Phil Allen, Matthew Walker and Beate Diehl and colleagues (Telemetry Unit, NHNN and Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, IoN) and the EEG-fMRI team colleagues (Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, IoN and the National Society for Epilepsy MRI unit). We have also benefited from collaboration with the physics and methods groups within the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging the department of Medical Physics at UCL and Prof Jeff Hand (Imperial College London, Radiological Sciences Unit).
This work was funded by an MRC program grant G0301067 (PI Louis Lemieux).
David said" ‘I was honoured to be the first recipient of this prize - in particular because it was presented by Sir Peter Mansfield after whom the prize is named after and is a Nobel prize winner for his innovations in MRI. He is also my PhD grandfather as my former PhD supervisor (Prof. Roger Ordidge) was his student 30 years ago!’
Congratulations also go to Rebecca Cleary, Research Psychologist at the National Hospital and MPhil/PhD student in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy who has won the 2010 International League Against Epilepsy UK Chapter Gowers' Health Professional Award. Rebecca will be presenting her winning dissertation entitled "Psychiatric Co-morbidities in Epilepsy – Neglected For Far Too Long?" and collecting her prize at the UK Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, in Brighton in October.
Rebecca said "I am thrilled to receive this award as it serves to demonstrate that there is interest in this field. I hope that my ongoing research will make a positive contribution to the lives of people with epilepsy and their families."
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