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11 June 2024

Dr Joana Neves presented with Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowship

The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine funds research that is crucial to our understanding of health and disease. Dr Joana F Neves, Senior Lecturer in Mucosal Immunology at King’s College London was recently presented with a Fellowship at a ceremony held on Guy’s Campus last week.

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Dr Neves receives her award from Professor Sir John Iredale, Chair of the Lister Institute


Lister Prize Fellowships are awarded to up-and-coming researchers undertaking high quality biomedical research and are designed to assist scientists in situations where the prize money will have a significant beneficial impact on their work and career.

The Lister Institute’s research prizes are awarded as lump sums of £250,000 which must be spent within a five-year period. The Institute’s approach to funding continues to be unique in that it accepts applications from tenured and non-tenured researchers, clinicians and non-clinicians, working broadly in the field of biomedical science and preventive medicine. It has no priority diseases or restrictions on the research area supported.

This approach ensures that research prize holders are given the freedom to develop their research careers individually, while also fostering a sense of identity within the Lister community.

“The financial freedom that the prize brings will enable us to enhance our current projects and to explore novel and higher-risk avenues of research on the roles of Innate Lymphoid Cells in health and in inflammatory bowel disease,” said Dr Neves.

“The Lister Prize Fellowships are highly regarded, and we are delighted that the excellence and importance of Joana’s research in advancing our understanding of the underlying mechanisms in inflammatory bowel disease has been recognised in this way,” said Professor Michael Escudier, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King’s.

The Award was presented at a special seminar by Professor Sir John Iredale, Chair of the Lister Institute. As well as receiving the prize, Dr Neves delivered an engaging seminar on the “Gut conversations: exploring intestinal cell interactions using complex organoids”.

Congratulations again to Dr Neves.

Professor Michael Escuider, Executive Dean welcomes guests to the seminar
Professor Michael Escuider, Executive Dean welcomes guests to the seminar

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Joana Neves

Senior Lecturer in Mucosal Immunology and Group Leader