MICCN Professor receives international award

The many scientific achievements of Prof Alex Fornito have been ultimately recognised through the award of a USERN (Universal Scientific Education and Research Network) Prize.

A USERN prize is an international award, established by USERN and annually bestowed on scientists or researchers less than 40 years of age operating in the top 1% of their field, and for a significant advancement or achievement in research, scientific education, or serving humanity in five scientific fields including medical sciences, life sciences, formal sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.

Prof Fornito was, this year, named the Laureate in Biological Sciences.

“This is wonderful recognition of our team¹s research,“ he said. “It will help us raise the profile of mental health research and network neuroscience internationally”.

Through Computational Neuroscience research at MICCN, Prof Fornito and his team aim to develop mathematical models of different aspects of brain structure, function and behaviour, while also developing advanced analytic methods for brain imaging and other behavioural data, to improve mental health outcomes.

In the past year, Prof Fornito has received recognition and several awards including an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship and an NHMRC Project Grant, Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher 2017, a Viertel Fellowship, and the 2018 Gottschalk Medal.

We congratulate Prof Fornito on this latest prestigious accomplishment.

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Prof Alex Fornito receives a USERN Prize, having been named the 2018 Laureate in Biological Sciences