King’s College London biologist wins Science Communication Award

Anita Montagna, a neuroscience PhD student from the Division of Imaging & Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London has won a Science Communication Award from the Royal Society of Biology.

Held annually, the Society’s awards are intended to reward science engagement work carried out by research scientists in order to inform and inspire the public.

The New Researcher Prize of £750 was awarded to Anita Montagna, from Pesaro, Italy, for her outreach work with children and the design of an innovative new MRI scanner model.

Anita said: “I feel honoured. This award is an important acknowledgement of my and other researchers’ efforts. Science is for everybody and the award makes me feel that society recognises and rewards the energy I have put in to engaging the public and communicating my research. It is a genuine reward but it is also a push for me and all my colleagues to keep going.”

More information on this project and award can be found here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/imaging/newsevents/newsrecords/2015/Kings-College-London-biologist-wins-Science-Communication-Award.aspx