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Sussex awarded over £1 million to drive neuroscience research The University of Sussex has won two awards from the Medical Research Council (MRC) which will help to support vital research into the brain. Teams working within Sussex Neuroscience and the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre bid successfully for funding through an MRC Discovery Award (£800,000) and the MRC Confidence in Concept Award (£300,000). The funds will be made available to internal applicants from Sussex Neuroscience to develop new methods for optical imaging in deep brain structures and to support projects focusing on neurological and psychiatric disorders. Simon Ward, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry & Director of the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre, said: “Neurological disorders including degenerative and sensory diseases are increasingly common and devastating conditions, particularly in our ageing society. “Sadly most…


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