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Success for Cambridge Neuroscientists at every level at the annual BNA’s Christmas Symposium.

The award for Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience was presented to Professor Sir Gabriel Horn FRS FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. Sir Gabriel's academic career spans over 60 years and he is still an active researcher interested in the neural basis of learning and memory. In addition to his research work he has contributed to many committees and enquiries, notably becoming Chair of the Committee to Review the Origin of BSE in 2001. In 2006 he chaired the Government's Foresight project entitled 'Brain science, addiction and drugs', clearly indicating his expertise in many and varied areas of neurobiology. Cambridge Neuroscience would like to extend its congratulations to Sir Gabriel on this wonderful achievement.

The BNA's annual symposium was entitled ‘Food, Glorious Food! The Brains Behind Battling the Bulge’. Cambridge Neuroscientist, Professor Sadaf Farooqi delivered an insightful and very engaging talk entitled ‘Are my Genes to Blame for my Jeans not Fitting?’ during the afternoon session. Professor Farooqi will also be speaking at this year’s Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar on March 20th, 2012.

Christian Münch, a postgraduate student working in Anne Bertolotti’s group in the LMB’s Division of Neurobiology was awarded the 2011 British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Postgraduate Award. This is awarded annually to one student considered to have made a significant contribution to neuroscience and to have achieved an outstanding performance in their viva voce. Click here for more information on Christian’s work.

The awards were presented at the Christmas Symposium held on Wednesday 14th December 2011 at The Royal Society in London.

For more information on the BNA and membership details, please click here.

Posted on 19/12/2011

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