The Heineken Prize is among the most prestigious in the scientific community, and a recognition of lifetime achievement which is widely regarded as second only to a Nobel Prize. The award recognises Professor Dobson's achievements in helping to identify the root causes of so-called “modern” disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
University departments receive grant to examine natural building materials.
Professor Trevor Robbins is one of three European scientists to share the world’s largest prize for brain research. The Brain Prize - Denmark's one million euros brain research prize – has been awarded to the three scientists for their pioneering research on higher brain functions. The prize winners Stanislas Dehaene, Giacomo Rizzolatti and Professor Robbins, were announced today (Monday, 10 March 2014) in Copenhagen by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize Foundation.
The Sir Patrick Moore Award, in memory of the former astronomer and honorary RSPCA vice president, is a new award for outstanding contribution to animal welfare science.
The Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, announced at the 101st Annual Session of the Indian Science Congress that Professor Azim Surani of the Gurdon Institute has been awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship by the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology.
Professor Peter St. George-Hyslop of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research has been chosen as laureate of the 2014 Dan David Prize, together with Professor John Hardy of University College London and Professor Brenda Milner of McGill University, for their work on memory and disorders of memory.
On 6 February 2014, 21 Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities projects were announced as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council investment in Big Data.
Professor Azim Surani of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute has been granted the 2014 McEwen Award for Innovation by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).
Professor Dame Ann Dowling has been nominated as the first female President of the Royal Academy of Engineering10 Jan 2014
The Council of the Royal Academy of Engineering has nominated Professor Dame Ann Dowling FREng FRS, Head of the Department of Engineering, as its Presidential candidate. Upon election, Dowling would become the Academy’s first female President and serve a term of five years.
Professor Sir David Baulcombe has won the first Barbara McClintock prize for Plant Genetics and Genome studies19 Dec 2013
Professor Sir David Baulcombe, from the Department of Plant Sciences, is the first recipient of the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies awarded by the Maize Genetics Executive Committee.