We are delighted to announce that Tom has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Nature Research Award for Driving Global Impact, in collaboration with Tencent. The award recognizes a combination of our work in vision neuroscience over the years as well as our engagement with promoting open source hardware for building low-cost lab equipment, in particular through our NGO TReND in Africa.

As part of the award, Tom gave a number of interviews and a popular-science presentation at Tencent’s 2019 WE-Summit in Bejing (a TED-like event) combining some of our neuroscience and open hardware work. To date, the summit has been viewed ~20 million times, mostly across China.

Coverage in Nature (including to a podcast interview)

Summary on Sussex Life Sciences site (including link to the talk at WE Summit)