Neuroscience Early Career Prize Winners Showcase 2021/22

External Event - 17th Feb 2022

Time: 1pm - 4.45pm (GMT)

Venue: Jeremy Bentham Room (JBR), Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Registration is now open for this year's UCL Neuroscience Early Career Prize Winners Showcase.

The 2021 winners of the Jon Driver Prize and UCL Neuroscience Early Career Prize will be presenting their prize winning research at this showcase event.

The Jon Driver Prize recognizes the outstanding research that young neuroscientists (at PhD level) at UCL are engaged in.

The UCL Neuroscience Early Career Prize recognizes outstanding work published in the past year by early career UCL neuroscientists in any field of neuroscience. It is awarded in two categories; junior scientist (PhD to 3 years post-doc) and advanced scientist (3-10 years post-doc).


The prize winners and speakers this year are:

Jon Driver Prize

  • Alex Fratzl, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre - Talk title: Flexible inhibitory control of visually-evoked defensive behaviour
  • Matthew Nour, Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research - Talk title: Impaired neural replay for inferred relationships in schizophrenia, and its relationship to default mode network function
  • Dora Steel, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health - Talk title TBC
  • Angeliki Zarkali , UCL Dementia Research Centre - Talk title: Finding the network balance: the neural correlates of visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease


UCL Neuroscience Early Career Prize

  • Federico Rossi (Winner in Junior Category), UCL Institute of Ophthalmology - Talk title: Spatial connectivity matches direction selectivity in visual cortex
  • Naciye Magusali (Runner-up Junior Category), UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL - Talk title TBC
  • Jonathan Lezmy (Runner-up Junior Category), UCL Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology - Talk title: Astrocytes regulate myelinated axon excitability and conduction speed
  • Ian Harrison (Winner in Advanced Category), UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging - Talk title: Impaired Glymphatic Function and Clearance of Tau in an Alzheimer’s Disease Model: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Tauopathies?
  • Magda Atilano (Runner-up Advanced Category), UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment - Talk title: Enhanced insulin signalling ameliorates C9orf72 repeat toxicity
  • Catia Andreassi ( Runner-up Advanced Category), MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL - Talk title TBC

The full programme will be available soon.



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