|John Wood wins Europe-wide award for pain research|
|08-20-09 Hit 1,031|
29 April 2009
John Wood, Professor of Molecular Neurobiology at the UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Science (WIBR), has won the Grand Prix Scientifique 2009 from the Fondation NRJ, at the Institut de France.
The annual prize is open to research teams across Europe. The theme this year was ‘pain and its treatments’.
Professor Wood has been a neuroscience researcher for nearly 30 years. He is a principal investigator in the London Pain Consortium, and a participant in the World Class University Professor scheme of Seoul National University in South Korea.
Professor Wood will receive 50,000 Euro to support further research. He will receive the prize in a ceremony on 10 June 2009 at the Institut de France, Paris.
The Fondation NRJ was founded in 1999 to support medical research, particularly in the neurosciences. It is part of the Institut de France, which brings together five French academies, the most famous being the ‘Academie francaise’, concerned with the French language.