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Professor Ray Dolan awarded the 2013 Klaus Joachim Zülch Prize

7 Jan, 2013
Professor Ray Dolan

Professor Ray Dolan

Congratulations to Professor Ray Dolan, Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, who has been awarded the Klaus Joachim Zülch Prize for outstanding achievements in basic neurological research. He shares the award with Professor Wolfram Schultz of the University of Cambridge.

The prize is awarded by the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation, which was established in 1989 by Gertrud Reemtsma in memory of her deceased brother, the neurologist Professor Dr Klaus Joachim Zülch. The prize is endowed with 50,000 Euro and has, since its launch in 1990, always been shared by two scientists. It will be formally awarded at a ceremony in Cologne in September 2013. Previous winners include Fred Gage, Karl Diesseroth, Robert Nussbaum, Charles Weissmann and Stanley Prusiner.

Professor Ray Dolan has been a researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging since its foundation in 1994 and was appointed Director in 2006. He has published over 400 papers and is consistently ranked among the top 5 most cited neuroscientists in the world in the field of neuroscience and behaviour. His research group uses classical behavioural tools alongside neuroimaging methodologies, including fMRI and MEG, to study the influence of emotion on cognition, with a particular focus on human decision making.

Researchers from Professor Dolan’s Cognition, Emotion & Psychiatric Disorders Research Group are currently blogging about their work for ThInk, a new Wellcome Trust blog about the brain. You can read their posts at: http://thinkneuroscience.wordpress.com

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