Wellcome Discovery Award success for Prof Ian Duguid

Congratulations to Prof Ian Duguid (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences and SIDB Group Leader ) who has received a £3M Wellcome Discovery Award over 8 years to explore neural mechanisms underlying voluntary motor control.

“This award will provide us with the opportunity to pursue bold questions regarding the neural mechanisms underlying voluntary motor control. Our aim is to understand how distributed brain areas combine to plan, initiate, and control complex voluntary movements. The longer-term funding that a Discovery Award provides will give us the flexibility to explore new and ambitious lines of enquiry using state-of-the-art recording and manipulation approaches,”

Ian Duguid

Prof Duguid and his team will use advanced optical and neural recording techniques, viral-based manipulations, in silico modelling and quantitative behaviour in mice, to determine the key circuit mechanisms underlying the planning, initiation, and coordination of complex voluntary movements with a view to ultimately creating a multiscale biophysical model of motor control.

The Wellcome Discovery Award provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.


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