OXFORD: The John Radcliffe’s Professor Fiona Powrie has been awarded the 2012 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine.

The internationally recognised prize is awarded annually for outstanding biological research with implications for the future of medicine and healthcare.

Prof Powrie is the Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology at Oxford University and head of experimental medicine in the Nuffield Department of Medicine based at the John Radcliffe Hospital.