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Professor Trevor Robbins wins the Brain Prize, 2014

Professor Trevor Robbins wins the Brain Prize, 2014

It is a great pleasure to celebrate the announcement today that Trevor Robbins has been honoured by the award of the Brain Prize for 2014.

The Brain Prize is Europe’s premier prize for neuroscience research and is awarded by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation. It has a total value of 1 million euros.

This year, Trevor Robbins shares the prize (with Stanislas Dehaene and Giacomo Rizzolatti)  for their “pioneering research on higher brain mechanisms underpinning such complex human functions as literacy, numeracy, motivated behaviour and social cognition, and for your efforts to understand cognitive and behavioural disorders”.

Commenting on the news, Ed Bullmore and Bill Harris, co-chairs of Cambridge Neuroscience, said:

“We are really delighted to hear the news of this well-deserved recognition for Trevor’s outstanding research, translating behavioural and cognitive neuroscience to the challenges of understanding clinical disorders.

It has always been obvious that Trevor is a bit special, in terms of the remarkable breadth and depth of his work, ranging from sophisticated behavioural studies of rats to neuroimaging studies in neuropsychiatry, with a strong focus always on neuropharmacology and the understanding of drug treatments of mental health disorders and dementia. The quality and volume of his work, sustained at such a high level over several decades, make him a very worthy recipient of such a prestigious international prize. 

Trevor has also been a central and highly influential figure in Cambridge Neuroscience since its inception, who has always found time to support and work with colleagues in many different departments and disciplines. I am sure Trevor’s many friends and colleagues across Cambridge Neuroscience will want to join with us in congratulating him on this extraordinarily good news.”



Posted on 10/03/2014

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