2024 BNA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience

25th Jun 2024

The BNA community wish to announce and congratulate Professor Julie Williams, Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University as the recipient of the British Neuroscience Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience.

Professor Williams has been recognised for her contributions to the field of genetics, in particular to dementia and Alzheimer’s research, but also her commitment to EDI and nurturing the researchers of the future. We believe Professor Williams exemplifies the qualities we value at the BNA and thoroughly deserves to receive our most prestigious prize.

Professor Williams says: “It is an honour to receive this award from the British Neuroscience Association. There can be no greater reward than to receive such recognition from your fellow scientists. I would like to thank my superb colleagues, collaborators and funders who have been integral to my research and the BNA for its valuable work supporting and enabling neuroscience.”

The BNA can also confirm Professor Williams as a plenary speaker at the forthcoming BNA Festival of Neuroscience in Liverpool in April 2025 where she will present an overview of her career path to date and her research.

Dr Laura Ajram, BNA Chief Executive says: “We are absolutely thrilled to present Professor Julie Williams with the BNA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience. Her groundbreaking work in dementia and Alzheimer's research, alongside her dedication to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the scientific community, is truly inspiring. Professor Williams embodies the excellence and commitment that we strive to promote at the BNA. We are eagerly looking forward to her plenary session at the BNA Festival of Neuroscience in Liverpool, where she will undoubtedly inspire attendees with her remarkable journey and contributions to neuroscience."

Nominations for the BNA Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience Award can be made by any member of the BNA. Nominees need not be members of the BNA, but nominations must be made and supported by BNA members. For any questions, please contact the BNA Office (office@bna.org.uk).

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