7 May 2010

UCLB were delighted to award prizes to winners of a poster competition at the first UCL Neuroscience Symposium. Prizes of £500, £300 and £200 were awarded to the three winners: Hermann Cuntz from the UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research; Laura Mantoan from the UCL Institute of Neurology; and Carola Zimmermann from the Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Biology.

“Receiving the prize for the best poster here was a special honour for me, particularly considering the high quality and number of contributions from my colleagues at UCL. I think everybody was really impressed by the incredible size and diversity of the Neuroscience community at UCL, which was highlighted by this first local Neuroscience Symposium,” said prize-winner Hermann Cuntz.

The UCL Neuroscience Symposium was opened by Professor Sir John Tooke, Vice Provost (Health), and was attended by 500 neuroscientists from across UCL who had assembled to hear a diverse range of exceptional talks and to see 150 posters held at Senate House.

Jon Driver, Royal Society Research Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the Wellcome Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, said: “The event fulfilled our hopes in bringing different parts of the wide-ranging UCL Neuroscience community together, generating new momentum and creating a collective awareness of the unrivalled strengths and opportunities we have here.”

Derek Reay, Senior Business Manager at UCLB, said: ‘The event showcased the breadth of neuroscience research across UCL, together with the translational opportunities that exist in this field.’