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Pharmacology Head of Department, Professor Fran Platt, has been announced as the winner of the 2023 Thudichum Medal, presented by the Biochemical Society.

Fran Platt

Thudichum Medal Lectures were inaugurated in 1974 to honour eminent scientists who have made outstanding contributions to neurochemistry and related subjects. Professor JLW Thudichum (1829-1901) was a pioneer of brain chemistry over a century ago.

At the announcement of the award, Fran said, “This is a great honour and reflects the hard work and dedication of the many talented members of my lab that I have had the pleasure of working with over the years. I hope it will also encourage more people to work on the enigmatic sphingolipids and raise awareness of the rare diseases associated with defects in sphingolipid metabolism.” 

Read the full story on the Pharmacology website. 

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