Professor Burnstock receives Erasmus Medal
31 October 2011
Congratulations to Professor Geoffrey Burnstock, President of the Autonomic Neuroscience Centre, University College Medical School, and former Head of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, who has been awarded the 2012 Erasmus Medal for his pioneering and seminal research in neurosciences.
The medal was awarded jointly to Professor Burnstock, and his colleague, Karolinska Institutet emeritus professor, Tomas Hökfelt at the Academia Europaea Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting. Professors Burnstock and Hökfelt opened the meeting by jointly delivering the 2012 Erasmus Lecture.
Upon receiving the award, Professor Burnstock commented: 'I am, of course, delighted to be awarded this medal and it is a particular pleasure that it is together with Tomas Hökfelt, whose work I have always admired and is a good friend'.
The Erasmus Medal is the premier honour awarded to those scholars who have maintained the highest level of international scholarship throughout their career and whose works represent a significant contribution to European culture and scientific achievement. Previous medal winners include Nobel Prize winners Harold Kroto and Bert Sakmann, and UCL's Semir Zeki.