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Professor Russell Foster, head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, has won the BBSRC Social Innovator of the Year award at a ceremony on the 29th March. He received the award, now in its fourth year, for his work in identifying photosensitive retinal ganglion cells and the important role they play in regulating sleep, circadian rhythms and other physiological responses to light. Professor Foster’s work has had major implications in the clinic and social inferences in designing new lighting systems and the use of natural light in building design.

Professor Foster receives his award from the Business Secretary, Vince Cable. © BBSRC
Professor Foster receives his award from the Business Secretary, Vince Cable.
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