BNA 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience prize awarded
09 January, 2018
in Neuroscience News
At its Christmas symposium in London, the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) awarded its 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience prize to Dervila Glynn, Coordinator of Cambridge Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Glynn supports the scientific activities of the university’s many neuroscientists, for example in the organization of of conferences, seminars, public engagement events and workshops, as well as identifying opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaborations and helping to prepare funding proposals.
The award jury noted in particular her extensive contribution to the design, funding and organization of the Cambridge BRAINFest, held in June 2017 which brought together neuroscientists from across the city to present research through interactive exhibits, film, art, talks, lectures and more in a three-day free public festival. Speaking about the award, Dr Glynn commented “BRAINFest was an ambitious festival which took one and a half years to plan and involved 170 neuroscientists who helped us stage 30 interactive exhibits in the Corn Exchange in addition to a programme of lectures, informal talks and an art exhibition featuring works by 200 local schoolchildren. BRAINFest exceeded all our expectations and we were delighted with the results. I am very grateful for the recognition of this work by the British Neuroscience Association and to all of my colleagues here at Cambridge.”
Dr. Dervila Glynn