The Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference is an opportunity to celebrate excellence from researchers at all stages of their careers.
David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award
The David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award, worth £25,000 in research expenses with a £1,500 personal prize, is presented each year to the most outstanding early career researcher in the field of biomedical dementia research with less than 10 years’ experience post-PhD.
We are delighted to announce that this year the David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year is awarded to Dr Andras Lakatos from the University of Cambridge. You can read more about him and his research on our website, and read about previous winners as well as details of the award.
Jean Corsan Prize
The Jean Corsan Prize is awarded each year for the best scientific paper in neurodegeneration published by a PhD or MD/PhD student. This prestigious £2,000 prize is supported by the Jean Corsan Foundation and the winner will be given the opportunity to present their work at the 2022 Conference.
The paper must be based on medical research into Alzheimer’s, dementia and/or similar conditions and the student must be registered at a UK university. The winner will be invited to give a presentation at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2022, and receive a free registration for the Conference.
Entrants may nominate themselves. If the nominee is not the publication’s first author, additional text of less than 100 words explaining the nominee’s contribution to the publication must also be attached.
This year’s winner is Dr Negin Holland from University of Cambridge. Read the winning paper.
Laura Pulford Prize
The £250 Laura Pulford Prize will be awarded to the PhD student who gives the best presentation at the Early Careers Day of the Conference. This award is in memory of Laura Pulford, an Alzheimer’s Research UK-funded PhD student who was always keen to share her passion for science through public engagement, speaking with flair and enthusiasm for her research.
Beth Eyre from the University of Sheffield won the Laura Pulford Prize this year. Watch her reaction of receiving the Prize: