Many congratulations to PhD student Dr Maria Stavrou (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences), who has been awarded a 3rd place (commendation) in the 2020 MRC Max Perutz Science Writing competition.
How Covid-19 has affected people living in rural communities in Scotland is to be captured in a new survey. The poll will investigate the psychological, social and financial effects of the pandemic in rural areas, where one in six people in Scotland live and work.
Professor Cathie Sudlow (Professor of Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology) has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours announced this week.
We are delighted to announce the recruitment of Professor Nikki Robertson, chair of perinatal neuroscience, to the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences.
Professor Richard Morris (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) has been elected as an international member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He has also been awarded the 2020 Fyssen International Prize. The presentation of the prize has been postponed until 2021 due to the current COVID restrictions.
Coinciding with World Alzheimer's day on 21 Sept 2020, Professor Tara Spires-Jones (UK Dementia Research Institute at Edinburgh and Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) worked with Health Awareness on the 2020 Understanding Dementia campaign.
Congratulations to Dr Una Clancy (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) on winning both the Judges Prize and the Audience Vote prize for her presentation "Informant-reported decline associates with silent acute stroke lesions and worse small vessel disease in older patients with mild stroke".
Dr Veronique Miron (MRC Centre for Reproductive Medicine) has been named as recipient of a Suffrage Science awards for 2020. This award, curated by the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, is awarded every two years and recognises inspirational female scientists.
Professor Simone Meddle (Roslin Institute) and colleagues have published a paper in Nature Communications that uncovers key details of processes in the brain that enable animals to live seasonal lifestyles.