Awards and appointments
Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) who has been awarded the Dan David Prize for his work on the amyloid gene encoding the amyloid precursor protein (APP) which plays a key role in neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This is an international award that recognises excellence.
Professor Jonathan A Ledermann (UCL Cancer Institute) who has been awarded the Columbia Hospital for Women's Research Award
Professor Nicola Robertson (UCL Institute for Women's Health) who has been presented with a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
Professor Sir Richard Blundell (UCL Economics) was knighted in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list for services to Economics and Social Science.
List of other UCL alumni, former staff and honorary degree holders represented in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.
Dr Michal Malecki (UCL Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment) who was awarded a Newton International Fellowship. The Fellowships are part of a government initiative to ensure that the UK engages with the world’s most promising academics.
Professor Mohan Edirisinghe (UCL Mechanical Engineering) has won a Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award for his work on Template-assisted Electrohydrodynamic Atomisation (TAEA) Patterning of Bioactive Materials on Curved Metallic Substrates.
Professor Helene Joffe (UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences) has been awarded the Lloyds of London Science of Risk prize for 2013, and was also the category winner for Behavioural Risk.
Dr Stephen Montgomery (UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has been awarded the 2013 UK Scopus Young Researcher Award for Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology. The Awards aim to recognise and reward the talent, knowledge and expertise of young researchers in the UK in a variety of disciplines
Professor Kevin Taylor (UCL School of Pharmacy) has been appointed Chair of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission. The BP is responsible for setting official standards for medicines and their ingredients in the UK and many Commonwealth Countries.
Professor Chris Brewin (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) has received the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, presented by the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.
Martin John Callanan (UCL Slade School of Fine Art) has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2013 for Performing and Visual Arts. The prizes recognise the achievements of researchers at an early stage of their career.