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Prof Colin Blakemore, DPAG, has been awarded the Ralph W. Gerald Prize in Neuroscience by the Society for Neuroscience. Prof Blakemore was recognised for his work on how the visual system develops, providing fundamental insights in to neural mechanisms underlying developmental plasticity in the visual cortex. His contributions to the communication of science to the public were also acknowledged.

Prof Colin Blakemore
Prof Colin Blakemore

The President of the Society for Neuroscience said “Prof Blakemore is an extraordinary researcher whose work has greatly informed our knowledge of how the visual system develops. It is an honour to recognize his contributions to the field.”

The prize, supported by Lilly USA, was presented to Prof Blakemore in a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.