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Winning the Bülbring Award

Published: 20 Feb 2019
Category: Prizes, awards and grants
By Clare Parish

In 2017 I was fortunate to receive the Bülbring award to help get my research back on track after an expected (maternity leave) and subsequent unexpected (cancer diagnosis) career disruption.

The award provided critical seed funding for a new research direction within my laboratory at a time when I was struggling to find the time and energy to pull together a major grant proposal. This funding enabled my team to obtain pilot data to then apply for more significant funds. The returns afforded to me by this opportunity are already evident.

In late 2018 I received a major national grant to study methods to improve the standardisation, predictability and efficiency of human stem cell-derived neural transplants for Parkinson’s disease. With this funding I have been able to employ a highly skilled postdoctoral neuroscientist, as well as, enrol two new PhD students to collectively work on this new research. My sincere gratitude to the British Pharmacological Society!


The Bülbring Award supports members in enhancing training opportunities following a career break.

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