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Dr Lorenzo Fabrizi awarded a Merit Abstract Award

Dr Lorenzo Fabrizi (UCL) and Dr Tomoki Arichi (KCL) have been awarded a Merit Abstract Award from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping at their annual meeting for their study of spontaneous neuronal activity in prematurity using simultaneous EEG and fMRI.
The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is the primary international organization dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain.

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Dr. Andrew MacAskill awarded the Wellcome-Beit Prize

Congratulations to Dr Andrew MacAskill who has been awarded the Wellcome-Beit Prize of £25,000  for his research ‘Better understanding of affective behaviour through functional dissection of ventral subicular circuitry’. This Prize is given to four outstanding scientists each year in additional recognition of their success in obtaining a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to enable them to develop into independent researchers and leaders in their chosen fields.

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Congratulations to Prof Maria Fitzgerald

Our warmest congratulations to Prof Maria Fitzgerald for her recent election as a Fellow of the Royal Society.  Maria joins our NPP FRSs who are:
Professors Ashmore, Attwell, Brown, Colquhoun, Cull-Candy, Dolphin and NPP affiliates Hausser and Wood. Visit Professor Fitzgerald's lab page.

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Matt Gold wins BCA prize

Dr Matt Gold has won an early career prize from the British Crystallographic Association (BCA). The prize was awarded by the Biological Structures Group of the BCA and sponsored by Rigaku. Matt collected the prize at the BCA Spring Meeting held in Nottingham in April, where he presented his structural work on a signalling protein complex that regulates synaptic strength.

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