Our warmest congratulations to Anna-Kristin Kaufmann who has been awarded a prestigious scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation.
Anna’s D.Phil. thesis research in the Unit is focused on the function and dysfunction of midbrain dopamine neurons, and is carried out under the supervision of Dr Paul Dodson in the groups of Professor Paul Bolam and Professor Peter Magill.
Congratulations to Abhilasha Joshi who has been awarded the Senior Hulme Scholarship by Brasenose College. These scholarships are awarded each year to the best doctoral students as recognition of academic distinction. As a part of the award, Abhilasha will receive a research allowance and Senior Hulme scholars are also entitled to certain High Table dining rights.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Magill, MRC Unit Programme Leader, has received a prestigious New Investigator Award from The Wellcome Trust. These Awards are intended to support independent, early-career researchers of exceptional promise, who can already show that they have the ability to innovate and drive advances in their field of study. Dr.
Warm congratulations to MRC Unit student Gido van de Ven for winning the Gotch Memorial Prize 2014, which is given for the best Oxford D.Phil. Transfer Status report of a graduate student in the field of Physiology. The prize comes with an award of £1,000.
A dwindling number of determined sporty types from the Unit braved the 10 km Town and Gown charity run supporting the Muscular Distrophy Campaign
Last week Tommas Ellender attended the the 40th European Histamine Research Society meeting held in Sochi, Russia, and won the first prize in the Young Investigator Awards. Tommas presented a talk with the title: 'Differential control of striatal inhibition by histamine'. The prize was awarded by the society president Prof. Anita Sydbom.