University of Toronto researcher wins “Nobel of Neuroscience”

Picture:  U of T physiology professor Graham Collingridge has been awarded the world’s most valuable prize for brain research. Collingridge, who chairs the Physiology department in the Faculty of Medicine, was one of three recipients of the Brain Prize, awarded by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation in Denmark, for his research into the mechanisms of memory.  The Brain Prize, which is widely regarded as the “Nobel Prize for neuroscientists”, is awarded annually, and this year Collingridge shares the one million Euro prize with Tim Bliss (London, England) and Richard Morris (Edinburgh, Scotland). The award was announced on March 1, 2016. Collingridge’s focus is on the brain mechanism known as long-term potentiation (LTP) that underpins the life-long plasticity of the brain. His discoveries, along with those of Bliss and Morris, have…


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