U of T Neuroscientist Receives Dan David Prize in Tel Aviv

May 22, 2014

Professor Peter St George-Hyslop receives Dan David Prize in Tel Aviv, Israel

University of Toronto Professor Peter St George-Hyslop was honoured with one of three international Dan David Prizes in a ceremony in Israel on Sunday. The award recognizes St George-Hyslop’s research on Alzheimer’s disease, in particular his identification of two genes that play a role in the early onset and late stages of the disease.

The annual Dan David Prizes recognize academic advances in the three time dimensions: past, present and future. St George-Hyslop shares this year’s “present” prize, themed “Combatting Memory Loss,” with two other researchers: Professor John Hardy of University College London and Professor Brenda Milner of McGill University.

This year, the Dan David Prizes for the past and future dimensions recognized achievements in “History and Memory” and “Artificial Intelligence, the Digital Mind,” respectively. A total of seven academics were honoured for their work in the ceremony, which took place at Tel Aviv University.

The Dan David Prizes celebrate research that moves beyond traditional academic disciplines to improve the world, and which reflects the values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress.

St George-Hyslop is the Director of the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto, and the Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge.

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