Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The 2019 Sherrington Prize was awarded on March 20th at the Oxford Neuroscience Symposium

The 2019 Sherrington Poster Prize, sponsored by Royal Society Publishing was awarded at the Oxford Neuroscience Symposium.  Now in its 10th year this is the premier showcase for everything that is excellent in our Neuroscience Community.

First Prize went to Alexander von Klemperer a DPhil Student in the Akerman Group for his poster “Recurrent connectivity in Somatosensory cortex”.

Second Prize went to Sana Suri from the Dept of Psychiatry/Welllcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging for her poster “The heart-brain link in dementia: mid-life cardiovascular risk predicts poor brain health 20 years later”.

The prize winners were selected by popular vote and we are grateful to Lukas Krone and Sonia Spitzer from the Cortex Club for counting the ballot papers.

The symposium was a great success and concluded with an excellent talk by Professor Dame Linda Partridge FRS, FRSE FMedSci. Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing, University College London “Metabolism and Ageing”.

Similar stories

Alexander Davies wins top UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Alex is one of eight Oxford University academics who have been awarded significant financial funding from the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Scheme

Lecture Theatre renamed to honour Sir Colin Blakemore FRS

The Large Lecture Theatre in the Sherrington Building is being renamed the Blakemore Lecture Theatre in tribute to the longest serving Waynflete Professor of Physiology Sir Colin Blakemore FRS following a prestigious Festschrift event held in Professor Blakemore's honour.

The prime of Professor Dame Kay Davies

Professor Dame Kay Davies, Professor of Genetics, first woman appointed Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy at Oxford, first woman to become Head of Department for DPAG, University-wide champion of equality, and award winning scientist known for her work on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has 'retired' after a lifetime's research, but remains Professor Emeritus at DPAG.

Professor Christopher Fairburn Awarded OBE for Services to the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Christopher Fairburn founded the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders (CREDO) at Oxford in 1986 and has continued pioneering work into the treatment of eating disorders.

New Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Congratulations to Heidi Johansen-Berg and Scott Waddell, 2 members of our Neuroscience Community that the Academy of Medical Sciences has elected to its fellowship.

Two DPAG pioneers honoured on Sherrington Building Plaques

Honouring the heritage of pioneering physiologists Sir Charles Sherrington and Florence Buchanan. "Commemorating both pioneers together highlights the importance of advocacy and mentoring that was evident over a century ago as equality was championed." (David Paterson)