Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

By Eppendorf

The annual Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an international award which honors young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science‘s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply.

The Grand Prize Winner receives

  • Prize money of US$25,000
  • Publication in Science of an essay by the winner about his/her research
  • Full support to attend the Prize Ceremony held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in the USA
  • 10-year AAAS membership and online subscription to Science
  • Complimentary products worth US$1,000 from Eppendorf
  • An invitation to visit Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany
  • Up to three finalists are honored, too!

Application deadline: June 15, 2018
Congratulations to Flavio Donato on winning the 2017 Eppendorf & Science Prize for his work on how neural networks mature during development to represent space in the brain. Dr. Donato’s work has revealed that, during development, stellate cells in the medial entorhinal cortex are the source of an activity-dependent instructive signal necessary for the maturation of those neurons that give us a sense of where we are. This finding proves the existence of autonomous, intrinsic drivers that guide the maturation of widespread regions of cortex from deep within the brain. Unravelling the unique contribution of these specific neuronal populations to the function of neural circuits will advance our understanding of how the brain processes abstract cognitive functions.

It’s easy to apply!

Learn more at www.eppendorf.com/prize

 

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