Professor Andrea Brand FMedSci FRS from PDN and the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute has received the Royal Society Darwin Professorship.
These prestigious posts usually run for up to ten years and provide long-term support for internationally recognised scientists of exceptional accomplishments from a range of diverse areas including biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, developmental biology and physics.
Professor Brand’s research focuses on development of the nervous system, identifying the genes that direct the specific behaviours of cells in the brain. Her main interest is on how the environment influences neural stem cell behaviour, and how nutrition regulates neural stem cell dormancy and growth.
She has received the post along with Professor David Klenerman FMedSCi FRS from the Department of Chemistry, who was awarded the Royal Society GSK Research Professorship.
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6 September 2016