Manchester neuroscience researcher beats competition to win prestigious prize

An up-and-coming neuroscience researcher from The University of Manchester has won a prestigious prize to advance his studies following an international competition run by life sciences company Rogue Resolutions.

Prizewinner Siddharth Kohli

The Rogue Resolutions Challenge is a competition specifically designed for integrated, multi-modal brain stimulation and brain imaging studies, and for those who aspire to build a name for themselves in this field.

Siddharth Kohli’s research focuses on developing applications of non-invasive brain stimulation (via transcranial current stimulation) and neuroimaging (via electronic recording of brain activity), in order to provide a unique insight and develop therapies for mental healthcare.

Siddhart said “This is a unique and great opportunity to implement our ideas using state of the art equipment. Personally, it provides me a great platform to exhibit potential applications of my work during my PhD, which is crucial as I start my career as a young researcher.”

The prize will allow Siddharth to complete a pilot study, boost his CV, learn new skills and make new valuable networking connections. It includes the loaning of research equipment for three months, expert technical help, product support and training, and funding to present at an international conference.

To enter, participants were asked to summarise their own novel research proposal on one side of A4 and submit this online.

Andrew Thomas, Managing Director of Rogue Resolutions, says “We are committed to young researchers in the field of neuroscience. We launched this exciting initiative in January 2016 to offer an opportunity for researchers to kick-start their career, and the response we had was phenomenal. We envisage this prize will be the first of many in years to come.”

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