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UCL neuroscientists awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust fellowships

15 September 2011

Congratulations to UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience's Professor Neil Burgess and Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology's, Professor Angus Silver, who have been awarded Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowships (PRF).

UCL neuroscientists have now been awarded four Wellcome Trust PRFs in 2011, following the earlier awards to Michael Häusser and Read Montague.

These fellowships are Wellcome Trust's most prestigious personal awards and provide long-term support to researchers of international standard.

Professor Neil Burgess commented: "Understanding how neuronal activity enables us to remember is a fascinating and fundamental challenge for neuroscience. I am delighted to receive the support of the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council for my research in this area."

Professor Angus Silver said: "We know surprisingly little about how complex networks of neurons in the mammalian brain rapidly represent and process information about the body and the surrounding world. Receiving long-term funding from the Wellcome Trust will allow us to pursue key scientific questions in this exciting field by harnessing new optical and computational tools we have recently developed".


Professor Neil Burgess's webpage

Professor Angus Silver's webpage

Professor Michael Häusser's webpage

Wellcome Trust: www.wellcome.ac.uk/