UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Dr Gabriele Lignani awarded Michael Prize 2023

21 February 2023

We are delighted to announce that Dr Gabriele Lignani, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, has been awarded the Michael Prize 2023 in the field of experimental epilepsy research.

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First awarded in 1963 by the Michael Foundation, The Michael Prize is one of the most highly regarded international awards for the best scientific contribution to progress in the field of epileptology. Receiving the Michael Prize as a recognition of their work is an important milestone for renowned researchers.

Dr Gabriele Lignani (Associate Professor, Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) was awarded the prize in the field of experimental epilepsy research. He will receive the prize at the 35th International Epilepsy Congress, 2-6 September 2023.

“ I am honoured to receive this important prize for my contribution to progress in the epilepsy field. I spent my career in this field and this award is a huge satisfaction. I share this price with my family for the support, and with all my lab members for their amazing job in the last years” Dr Gabriele Lignani

The prize was originally set up to stimulate epilepsy research among young scientists (under 45 years of age) in Germany. Since 1963 (internationally since 1978), 73 researchers coming from 16 countries received the Michael Prize.  From 2023, the prize is awarded in three categories "Pharmacology and pharmacotherapy", "Psychiatry, psychology and neuropsychology" and "Experimental epilepsy research"