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University of Warwick researcher awarded prestigious Royal Society research award

Professor Jianfeng Feng, from the University of Warwick’s Computer Science Department, has recently been awarded a top science accolade – for being a ‘respected scientist of outstanding achievement or potential.’Professor Jianfeng Feng, Computer Science

The Computer science researcher has been named as one of 26 academics in the UK to be granted a Wolfson Research Merit Award by the Royal Society, the UKs national academy of science.

Professor Feng will be working on a project called ‘Bridging the gap between fMRI and Genome-wide data with applications in diseases’ – which will see him to integrate geno-, neuro-, and pheno-type data (MRI) to tackle a few brain diseases such as depression, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease, in close collaboration with hospitals worldwide.

Professor Czumaj, head of Warwick’s Computer Science Department said: “We are delighted that Jianfeng’s important work has been highlighted by this important award.”

Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to attract or retain respected scientists of outstanding achievement or potential.

The Wolfson Foundation is a grant-making charity established in 1955. Funding is given to support excellence. More information is available from www.wolfson.org.uk.

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For more information contact Luke Hamer, assistant press officer, University of Warwick on 02476 575601, or on 07824 541142. Alternatively email l.hamer@warwick.ac.uk.

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