Professor Hardy receives IFRAD 2011 European Grand Prize for Alzheimer's Research
22 September 2011
Congratulations to UCL Institute of Neurology’s Professor John Hardy, who has been awarded the IFRAD 2011 European Grand Prize for Alzheimer's Research. The prize, worth €150,000, will be awarded to Professor Hardy on September 21st, World Alzheimer’s Day, during IFRAD's annual Gala. Professor Hardy was awarded the prize in recognition of his pioneering work in identifying the biological cascade of Alzheimer's disease.
The IFRAD Foundation's mission is to support clinical, patient-centred research and has created Europe’s first National Tissue Bank. This database, dedicated to Alzheimer's disease, currently tracks 505 patients and is an essential research tool for researchers. The IFRAD Foundation also supports the Institut de la Mémoire et de la Maladie d’Alzheimer (IM2A), at the Hospital de la Pitié-Salpêtriere (Paris).
On receiving the prize, Professor Hardy commented: “I’m really delighted to receive this honour which reflects not only my work, but also on the work of others here at UCL, especially Professor Martin Rossor, who looked after the families with Alzheimer’s disease in which these findings were made.”