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Pembroke Fellow Professor Irene Tracey Receives Prestigious Feldberg Foundation Prize

16th January 2017

We are pleased to report that Pembroke Fellow, Professor Irene Tracey, has been awarded the prestigious Feldberg Foundation Prize.

The Foundation has existed since 1961, and was set up by Professor Wilhelm Feldberg, CBE, FRS. The Foundation promotes scientific contact between German and English scientists working in experimental medical research, with a particular emphasis on physiology, pharmacology and related topics. This is primarily achieved through the establishment of scientific exchange lectures.

The prize is awarded each year to one German and one British scientist, for outstanding work in their field. The German recipient this year was Professor Asifa Akhtar, Senior Group Leader and Managing Director in the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Each recipient gives a prize lecture in the other’s country, and up to two further lectures.

Prof. Tracey was delighted to receive the award. She said: “I was thrilled and honoured to receive this prize, which came as a total surprise! A lovely way to start 2017 and I look forward to supporting the Foundation’s mission in the years to come.”

Prof. Tracey is the Head of Department and Nuffield Chair in Anaesthetic Science in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the University of Oxford. Her personal multidisciplinary research team has contributed to a better understanding of pain perception, pain relief and nociceptive processing within the injured and non-injured human central nervous system through use of advanced neuroimaging techniques. Click here for more information about Prof. Tracey’s research.

Image by John Cairns
Image by John Cairns