Dr Tim Hinks was awarded the £25,000 Wellcome-Beit Prize for his research into the immunology of lung diseases, including asthma.
The prize is given to four outstanding scientists each year by the Wellcome Trust as a further recognition of their success in obtaining a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. The aim is to “enable them to develop into independent researchers and leaders in their chosen fields”.
The prizes, formerly known as the Beit Memorial Fellowships for Medical Research, are provided to promote the advancement by research of medicine and allied sciences.
The £25,000 is awarded to the University of Oxford can be used flexibly throughout Dr Hinks’s fellowship to support his research.
Dr Hinks, a Senior Clinical Researcher in the Experimental Medicine Division of the University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine, is supported by the NIHR Oxford BRC through its Respiratory Theme.
Read more about Dr Hinks’s research into ‘Defining the innate-like mucosal T cell response to bacterial infection in airways disease’.