Karl Friston wins The Charles L. Branch BrainHealth Award for Unparalleled Breakthroughs in Brain Research
13 April 2016
We are delighted to announce that Professor Karl Friston (Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL Institute of Neurology) has won this prestigious award. The award was created in 2010 to honour
Dr. Branch for his lifetime achievement as a distinguished neurosurgeon,
prolific scholar, and generous humanitarian.
Each year, the Center for BrainHealth bestows the award upon a pioneering neuroscientist whose innovation has made a tremendous contribution to the area of brain research.
Professor Friston is a theoretical neuroscientist and
authority on brain imaging. Among his many accomplishments, he invented
statistical parametric mapping, voxel-based morphometry and dynamic causal
modeling. These techniques are essential to modern human brain mapping and
He is Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and
Scientific Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Professor at
the UCL Institute of Neurology, and an Honorary
Consultant to the National Hospital for Neurology and
Professor Friston will give the keynote address at the Center for BrainHealth Research Symposium on April 14th 2016.