UCL News


Awards and announcements

5 July 2012

Extracts from the Provost's newsletter.

Warmest congratulations to:

Professor Cathy Price of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL on the award, by the jury of the IPSEN Foundation, of the Neuropsychology Prize for 2012 (20,000 €) for her outstanding contribution to the domain of reading and writing. The citation records that her research has had a highly significant impact on the development of the field. Previous winners include Nobel prize-winner (and member of UCL’s Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre International Governing Body) Eric Kandel (1992), and UCL colleagues (Dame) Uta Frith (2003) and Faraneh Vargha-Khadem (2006). 

The leading UCL scientists who have won the following highly prestigious and competitive Wellcome Trust senior investigator awards: 

  • Professor Ray Dolan, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL: The neurobiology of motivation in health and disease
  • Professor Annette Dolphin, UCL Pharmacology,: Physiological and pathological regulation of calcium-channel and other ion-channel functions by alpha2delta-subunits and their interacting proteins
  • Professor Gabriel Waksman, UCL Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (jointly with Birkbeck College): An integrated study of a bacterial secretion nanomachine. Joint senior investigator awards
  • Professor Elizabeth Fisher UCL Neurodegenerative Disease and Dr Victor Tybulewicz, Department of Immune Cell Biology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research: Understanding Down Syndrome phenotypes through innovative mouse genetics
  • Dr James Briscoe, Division of Developmental Biology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research: Regulatory dynamics of vertebrate neural tube development. UCL is now the most successful university in these Wellcome competitive awards.


Professor Cathy Price's webpage

Professor Ray Dolan's webpage

Professor Annette Dolphin's webpage

Professor Gabriel Waksman's webpage

Professor Elizabeth Fisher's webpage

Dr James Briscoe's webpage