Professor Robin Franklin awarded Innovation Prize

by Alice Oates

Professor Robin Franklin has been awarded the 2017 Barancik Prize for Innovation for his research into multiple sclerosis. The prize recognises scientists or teams whose work in MS research shows outstanding innovation and originality.

Earlier this year the Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair, directed by Professor Franklin, received funds from the MS Society to further their groundbreaking research.

Professor Franklin said, “I am absolutely delighted and deeply honored to have been chosen to receive the Barancik Prize. I am interested in how tissues naturally regenerate, and identifying ways to stimulate those mechanisms to assist myelin regeneration in MS. This could both prevent further damage to axons and restore function, which would be particularly important for people living with progressive MS.” (cited in Varsity).