Neuroscience research at UCL bolstered by £29m HEFCE grant

A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support the improvement of UCL’s research facilities, which will enable UCL to deliver on its aim to create the world’s leading translational neuroscience environment. The project will bring together the UCL Institute of Neurology and the UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, the operational headquarters of the UK DRI which is leading the national dementia research effort. The project will facilitate interdisciplinary research across the university to find better ways to diagnose and treat patients with devastating neurological disorders such as dementia, stroke and epilepsy, that represent a major health and economic burden in the UK and globally.  The funding from the HEFCE-managed UK Research Partnership Investment Fund will provide new integrated spaces for laboratories, drug discovery and experimental neurology, and will drive even closer collaboration with industry, funders and patients. The project is also benefiting from the generosity of numerous philanthropists. The largest matching contribution came from the partnership UCL has developed with a consortium of retailers who are donating the levy on plastic carrier bags to the UCL…

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