imageCongratulations to Somerville’s Emeritus Fellow and FRS, Professor Angela Vincent, who will receive the 2016 outstanding contribution to British Neuroscience Award by The British Neuroscience Association (BNA).

The award, which recognises one individual each year who has made a significant impact in their field of work in neuroscience, neurology or mental health research, will be presented at the BNA Christmas Symposium in London on the 14th December.

Professor Vincent is a world-class neuroimmunologist who also holds an Honorary Consultant position in Immunology and runs the Clinical Neuroimmunology service — an international referral centre for the measurement of antibodies in neurological diseases. She was awarded the accolade for her creation of a step change in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disorders, including myasthenia gravis and encephalitis.

As stated by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Professor Vincent is “recognised as one of the pioneers in this area of neuroscience and her active translational research has led to the discover of new brain and neuromuscular diseases. Her work has paved the way for new and improved therapy in some cases, where none was previously available.”

Additionally, she is being recognised as an outstanding role model to other women in the biosciences. As there are fewer women than men in bioscience, it is important that Professor Vincent is someone who is not only highly acclaimed but also extremely supportive of young researchers in helping them advance their careers.

Vincent previously held the position of Head of Department of Clinical Neurology from 2005-2008, was President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology and was a co-applicant and group leader of OXION, the Wellcome Trust-funded Integrative Physiology Initiative “Ion channels and Diseases of Electrically Excitable Cells.”

To read more about Professor Vincent’s work, click here.

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