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Prize awarded to Faculty Dean for research achievements

25 November 2016

The Dean of UCL's Faculty of Brain Sciences, Professor Alan Thompson, was awarded a prize by the the Fundación Esclerosis Múltiple Madrid (FEMM - Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Madrid) earlier this month.

Professor Thompson receives the FEMM prize

Professor Thompson received the prize in recognition of his contribution to research in the field of multiple sclerosis (MS). His main area of expertise is in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of the progressive forms of MS, focusing on the pathological mechanisms that underpin neurological disability and recovery.   He also chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Alliance which aims to facilitate and enable global research collaboration.

The presentation of the award took place in Madrid on Wednesday 2nd November 2016, in a joint event to mark the 20th anniversary of Fundación Esclerosis Múltiple España. The award was a sculpture by artist Alberto Corazón.