Ferrier Medallist 2017
Professor Christine Holt FMedSci FRS
The Ferrier Medal and Lecture 2017 is awarded to Professor Christine Holt FMedSci FRS for pioneering understanding of the key molecular mechanisms involved in nerve growth, guidance and targeting which has revolutionised our knowledge of growing axon tips.
The lectureship is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £2,000 and will be awarded in March 2017.
The lectureship was created in memory of the neurologist and psychologist David Ferrier FRS (PDF), and was first awarded in 1928. It is given triennially given on a subject related to the advancement of natural knowledge on the structure and function of the nervous system.
Professor John O'Keefe FMedSci FRS was awarded the Ferrier Prize Lecture 2013
for his pioneering work in cognitive neuroscience, especially on the
role of the hippocampus, and the mechanisms supporting memory and
Sir Colin Blakemore FMedSci FRS was awarded the Ferrier Lecture 2010 for his outstanding research on vision, the early development of the brain and the plasticity of the cerebral cortex.
See full list of all past winners of the Ferrier Medal and Lecture.