Czech honour for UCL Wolfson Institute director
7 February 2008
Professor Salvador Moncada, Director of the UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, is to receive a 'Doctor Honoris Causa' from Charles University, Prague, in recognition of his lifetime's work in cardiovascular pharmacology.
The award is the highest scientific honorary title in the Czech Republic. It is bestowed by Charles University, the leading university in Eastern Europe according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities 2007. Previous recipients include Sir Anthony Epstein (UCL Middlesex Hospital School alumnus, staff member and UCL Fellow) and Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley (winner of the 1963 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prize and former Head of UCL Physiology).
Professor Moncada said: "I am very happy and greatly honoured to join such a distinguished company of awardees."
Professor Moncada will receive the award at a ceremony on 7 April attended by both the President and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, which will also mark the 660th anniversary of Charles University. Professor Moncada will be one of four outstanding academics honoured on the day, each chosen to represent one of the university's four original schools.
To find out more about Professor Moncada's research, follow the links at the top of this article.