Our wonderful colleague Prof Richard Wise, lost his extremely difficult but brave, two-year battle with Myeloma in March of this year. Richard loved his work and continued to be active in his lab right until his final months. An online book of condolence can be found here: http://richardwise.eu-west-2.elasticbeanstalk.com/
The Professor Richard Wise Memorial Fund exists within Imperial College and aims to commemorate Richard and his passion for supporting researchers early in their careers. The Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging group at Imperial College London to will be hosting an annual international lecture prize competition for young scientists in cognitive neuroscience. This will be in memory of late Professor Richard Wise who made enormous contributions to cognitive neuroscience and had a reputation in supporting young neuroscientists.
Early to mid career neuroscientists will be invited to submit scientific abstracts in the field of cognitive neuroscience on an annual basis. The winning candidate will present their work in London alongside an invited lecture delivered by a senior internationally renowned cognitive neuroscientists.
The fund will support travel expenses for both the winning scientists and the invited speaker, their accommodation costs, and refreshments for the event. To maximise attendance to the event, the event itself will be free and open to all cognitive neuroscientists and will be temporally linked to a national/international neuroscience event, such as the annual Association of British Neurologists meeting, or the British Neuropsychological Society spring meeting. We expect around 200 delegates, from a wide range of research and clinical backgrounds. Our audience will include clinical neurologists, neuroscientists, neuroimaging analysts and clinical psychologists. The organising committee will be chaired by Professor David Sharp, Dr Adam Hampshire, Dr Fatemeh Geranmayeh and Dr Emily Shaw (nee Wise) (Richard’s daughter).