Annual Prizes and Awards
Prizes and Awards
The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to:
Professor Bill Deakin (Manchester)
The 2017 BAP Psychopharmacology Awards were awarded to:
Anthony Vernon (King's College London)
"The annual Summer meeting of the BAP is a really fantastic event. The quality of the science is always high, but more than that, BAP is unique in the manner in which fundamental and clinical scientists with interests in psychopharmacology can come together and interact, helping to push forward research and in time, have a positive impact on clinical practice. The event is always extremely well organised and a wonderful place for trainees and experienced scientists alike to come and showcase their research."
James Stone (King's College London)
"The BAP Summer meeting is one of the highlights of the scientific calendar and this years’ meeting was no exception. The scientific programme was superb, and the conference facilities excellent. It was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to make new ones too, as well as to develop new research collaborations"
Annamaria Cattaneo (King's College London)
The 2017 BAP Undergraduate Awards were awarded to:
Marco Travaglio (University of Nottingham) View Poster
"The BAP Summer Meeting offers a wonderful opportunity for young scientists to move their first steps towards a career in science! Thoroughly enjoyed to meet so many friendly faces and learn about the latest research in such a vibrant and inspiring environment. "
Sophia Kosmider (University of Exeter) View Poster
"The BAP Summer Meeting is an exciting event offering new researchers the opportunity to meet accomplished academics and to learn about current and innovative research, leaving you feeling inspired and motivated to continue pursuing your interests in psychopharmacology."
Antonio Gonzalez (University of Manchester) View Poster
"The BAP summer meeting is an exceptional event and a unique experience for any undergraduate student. It allows for the opportunity to gain meaningful insight into the merits of communication in science in an environment that is professional, friendly, and welcoming to young researchers."
The 2017 Summer Meeting Poster Prizes were awarded to:
Nazanin Doostdar (University of Manchester) View Poster
"As a young scientist, I greatly value the BAP conference as a platform to present my research and for the opportunity to meet leaders in the field."
Siri Ranlund (King's College London) View Poster
"This was the first time I attended BAP and I really enjoyed the conference, it had a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The sessions were great with talks and posters covering a wide range of topics."
Erdem Pulcu (University of Oxford) View Poster
"The annual summer meetings of the BAP provide a vibrant environment for young researchers to discuss their work with their peers and leading researchers across psychopharmacology, psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience. It is a great opportunity to be a part of such a distinguished scientific community; I came back home with splendid memories, a clinical poster award and resonating questions about my work!"
The 2017 President's Poster Prizes were awarded to:
Ceren Ozkartal (Marmara University)
Abhishekh Ashok (King's College London)
"BAP conference provided an excellent platform to showcase my research findings and to receive feedback."
The 2017 Robert Kerwin International Conference Bursaries were awarded to:
Vincent Valton (University College London)
"The BAP annual summer meeting is always a great scientific conference that I look forward to attend every year. This was my fourth time at the BAP meeting, and as always, the quality of the science was excellent!"
Laith Alexander (University of Cambridge)
The 2017 Hannah Steinberg BAP Conference Bursary was awarded to:
Joanna Oladipo (University of Manchester)
"The BAP summer meeting 2017 was a great opportunity for neuroscientists and clinicians to showcase their work with stimulating sessions on a range of topics. What stands out from this meeting is the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that enables people to network across all levels of career status. As a student you are made to feel very much a part of the BAP community!"
The 2017 BAP Public Communication Prizes were awarded to:
Anna McLaughlin (King's College London)
"This was my first BAP summer meeting, and it was a fantastic to meet so many other researchers working in similar field to me. My highlights included presenting my poster on cortisol analysis in depression and attending the special session on ‘challenges in managing depression’. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, and I left feeling inspired and looking forward to next summer’s meeting!"
- BBC News and King' College London - Immune biomarkers for depression
- MQ mental health - The Youth Are Our Future: Time to Solve the Children’s Mental Health Crisis
Stephen Lawrie (Edinburgh)
"The BAP Summer Meeting is one of the best academic meetings, scientifically and socially, every year. The quality of the science is always strong, as good as any meeting anywhere, and relevant to clinical practice as a psychiatrist. The atmosphere is extremely convivial and very trainee friendly – a bit like a large and happy family. Catching up with old friends and colleagues year on year is an ever increasing pleasure."
The 2017 RCPsych/BAP Poster Prizes were awarded to:
Thomas Barnes (Imperial College London)
Camilla Nord (University College London)
"This is the seventh BAP Summer Meeting I have attended, and I had a brilliant experience. The symposia were fantastic this year, and I met several scientists with whom I hope to collaborate in future."