The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) has awarded Angela Vincent, FRS from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences the 2016 Outstanding Contribution to British Neuroscience Award. The award, launched in 2000, recognises one individual each year who has made a significant impact in their field of work in neuroscience, neurology or mental health research; and who, in addition to international calibre research, has also influenced the advancement of neuroscience by participation on high-level committees and workgroups in the UK and beyond.
Angela is a world-class neuroimmunologist, who has created a step change in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disorders, including myasthenia gravis and encephalitis. She is recognised as one of the pioneers in this area of neuroscience and her active translational research has undoubtedly led to the discovery of new brain and neuromuscular diseases, which importantly have led to new and improved therapy in some cases where none was previously available.
Importantly Angela has been an outstanding role model to other women in the biosciences and has always been extremely supportive of young researchers, not just women, and has always done everything to help advance their careers.
The award will be presented at the BNA Christmas Symposium in London on the 14th December.