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UCL professor Tim Behrens is awarded £75,000 for innovative neuroscience research

Writer: Alexandra Gilbert
Editor: Karolay Lorenty Vera

It is a tremendous honour to announce that one of Oxford and UCL’s very own Professor of Neuroscience, Tim Behrens, is the Laureate for the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, in the field of Life Sciences.

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and New York Academy of Sciences have recognised his enormous contributions to brain imaging and computational modelling. He will receive £75,000 in funding for his future research. Globally, this is the largest monetary award that scientists can utilise purely to advance their research ideas – no strings attached.

What monumental breakthroughs did Behrens achieve to win this award?

Human studies are severely limited given that they cannot be as invasive as post-mortem or animal studies. Even with the revolutionary invention of non-invasive brain imaging, the data acquired from these scans are poorly understood, due to our inherent lack of knowledge of how the…

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