Professor Behrens and Professor Stride have been recognised in The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, the largest unrestricted cash prizes available to scientists under the age of 42.
Professor Timothy Behrens, from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience (NDCN) at the University of Oxford receives a Laureateship worth £75,000 in the Life Sciences category. He has developed innovative models for mapping the brain's electrical signals that have significant implications for brain surgery, the treatment of mental disorders, and artificial intelligence.
Professor Eleanor Stride, from the Department of Engineering Science and Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford, receives an award worth £23,000 as a Finalist. She is pioneering radical microbubble technology to develop more effective cancer treatments.