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Cambridge Neuroscientists receive inaugural Awards from the Wellcome Trust
Outstanding Cambridge Neuroscientists receive inaugural Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.
The Wellcome Trust recently announced the first recipients of its Investigator Awards, £56 million worth of funding for exceptional researchers addressing the most important questions about health and disease. The researchers will be looking at ambitious and diverse research topics. In total for this round, the Wellcome Trust has appointed 27 Investigators (7 New Investigators and 20 Senior Investigators), including three Cambridge Neuroscientists.
Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust, says: "The Wellcome Trust Investigators, together with our existing Fellowship holders, represent some of the very brightest minds in biomedical science. They are seeking answers to challenging research questions that could potentially transform our understanding of the mechanisms of health and disease".
Dr Mate Lengyel, University of Cambridge, is the recipient of a New Investigator Award in normative neurophysiology is pictured right. He discusses his work with Cambridge Neuroscience:
"Our brain consists of myriads of nerve cells, and it is the concerted action of these cells and their connections that allows us to see, think, remember, and move. At the level of biophysics we understand many of the basic principles that determine how individual nerve cells work, and at the level of cognition we have striking evidence of adaptive (and sometimes maladaptive) behaviour in many animals including humans - but we still do not know how these two levels are connected.
Posted on 29/06/2011
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