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Undergraduate Prize
Undergraduate Prize


The 2020 Undergraduate prize is now open.


The ABN has a major commitment to all aspects of education and training of current and future neurologists.

The annual undergraduate prize is open to all current United Kingdom medical students, to encourage undergraduates to develop an interest in neurology. There are three categories of entry, each with a £200 prize.

  1. Clinical case: A clinical case of relevant to neurology with appropriate discussion
  2. Basic or clinical research
  3. Audit or health care improvement program


Kajal Patel - University of Manchester

Trends in immunoglobulin usage a Salford Royal Hospital: The need for refinement of national guidelines

Georgia Wright - University of Cambridge

Clinicoradiological characterization of FIG4-related combined system disease with neuropathy: a case report

Robin Borchert - University of Edinburgh

Tau burden and the functional connectome in Alzheimer's disease


Gargi Samarth - Imperial College London

Evaluating the in-vitro effect of chemovirotherapy against primary human DIPG

Edward Christopher - University of Edinburgh

Simon Williams - University of Birmingham

Emerging utility of culture-independent techniques in the diagnosis of CNS infections- reflections on a single-centre audit of meningitis management in the UK


Petros Fessas - University of Cambridge

Matthew Myers - University of Southampton

Aaron Jesuthasan - University of Newcastle


Avinash Narayanan - University of Manchester

Investigating the Pathogenesis of Vascular Parkinsonism (VaP): Does Neuroinflammation Matter?

Amine Awad - University of Oxford

Two Cases of Mild Encephalopathy with Reversible Splenial lesion (MERS) in two UK Teaching Hospitals


Kevin Teo - University of Cambridge

Management of thin saliva symptoms in patients with Motor Neurone Disease


Sanjeev Ramachandran - Imperial College London

The role of numerical cognition in social decision-making

Emeka Okonji - University of Oxford

Adult-onset Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Kufs Disease)

Lydia Silvester - University of Manchester

Bone Health in Parkinson’s disease; Evaluation and Recommendation, Salford Royal NHS Trust


Rebecca Hodnett - Kings College London

The Stroop Suppression Test as a marker of Salience Network integrity


Anam Anzak - University College London

Deep Brain Stimulation for Machado-Joseph disease

Hannah Shereef - University of Birmingham

The glycoprotein, Decorin, is a novel anti-proliferative and anti-angiogenic treatment for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)


James Coleman - University of Nottingham

Presence of autoantibodies in patients with glioma

Josh Kahan - University College London

Sodium oxybate as a treatment for DBS-resistant, alcohol-responsive post-anoxic myoclonus

Hannah Swinburne - Cardiff University

An audit to assess the efficacy of Vagal Nerve Stimulators in children in the treatment of intractable epilepsy


Clara Belessiotis-richards - Kings College London

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy presenting as corticobasal degeneration syndrome in a heart transplant recipient

Peter Arthur-farraj - University College London

Hand weakness in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 1X


Matthew Grant - University of Liverpool

The Genetic Determinants of Lamotrigine Dosing in Epilepsy


Elizabeth Wood - University of Sheffield

Microarray analysis identifies the gene signature of spared versus vulnerable motor neurone groups


  1. The written account should be submitted electronically below as a Word document by the 8th January 2021. The application files should not exceed a total of 1MB in size and the file name must begin lastname firstname 2021  eg Smith Fred 2021.pdf
  2. The presentation must be for work undertaken since entering medical school and not as part of any previous degree project such as a graduate entry student who may have participated in prior neuroscience research.
  3. The presentation (written account) should be in the following format:
    • A short additional summary of the work (maximum 250 words)
  4. The presentation should:
    1. have a maximum length of 1000 words (excluding above summary)
    2. contain a maximum of 3 figures, tables or graphs
    3. contain a maximum of 10 references

We are keen to encourage as wide a possible range of projects including special studies modules and electives abroad.


All entries will be reviewed by members of the Education and the Research committees. The successful candidates will be informed by the Education Committee Chair within 6 weeks of the closing date.

Prize winners whose projects are felt to be of particularly high quality will be invited to present their work at a national ABN meeting.

Important Notes

Applicants MUST keep within the guidelines as set out above. Those not complying will not be scored.

We regret that we are unable to offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

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