Bristol neuroscientist honoured with the world’s largest prize for ground-breaking brain research

A University of Bristol professor is one of three neuroscientists who today won the world’s most valuable prize for brain research, for their outstanding work on the mechanisms of memory. Professor Graham Collingridge from the University of Bristol, Professor Tim Bliss of University College London, and Professor Richard Morris from the University of Edinburgh, are this year’s winners of The Brain Prize, which is regarded as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for neuroscientists. Worth one million Euros, The Brain Prize is awarded annually by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation in Denmark. It recognises one or more scientists who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution to neuroscience.   The research by Professors Collingridge, Bliss and Morris focused on a brain mechanism known as ‘Long-Term Potentiation’ (LTP), which underpins…


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