Brain Prize awarded to Adrian Bird
Professor Sir Adrian Bird has been announced as joint winner of the Brain Prize – the most valuable research prize for neuroscience – in recognition of his groundbreaking research on Rett Syndrome.
He shares the prize of 10 million Danish krone – more than £1.1 million – with fellow scientist Huda Zoghbi for their work on the disease, which affects brain development, primarily among girls in early childhood. Symptoms include problems with coordination, language and repetitive movements.
The Brain Prize is awarded annually by Denmark’s largest private funder of neuroscience research, the Lundbeck Foundation.