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19.10.20 Congratulations to Hansong Ma who wins a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2020

last modified Oct 19, 2020 10:39 AM
Gurdon Institute group leader Hansong Ma is one of this year's winners of a Philip Leverhulme Prize, awarded by the Leverhulme Trust
19.10.20 Congratulations to Hansong Ma who wins a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2020

Dr Hansong Ma

Hansong Ma awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2020


The Philip Leverhulme Prizes are awarded annually by the Leverhulme Trust "to recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising".

The prizes are awarded across a number of disciplines, and are worth £100,000 to spend on furthering the winner's research. In 2020 the Trust offered five prizes in each of the following subject areas: Biological Sciences; History; Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy and Theology; Sociology and Social Policy.

Dr Ma said: "I feel very honoured and privileged to receive the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize. This recognition increases the visibility of our research, which has the potential to improve understanding of human mitochondrial diseases, fertility and aging."

Read the full press release about the 2020 prize winners, from the Leverhulme Trust.

To find out more about Hansong Ma's research, watch her describe her work in this short You Tube video.

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