Eppendorf and the journal Science are now accepting applications for the 2014 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology - an annual international research prize of US$25,000.
The prize is awarded to one young scientist for his or her outstanding contributions to neurobiology research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. Researchers who are 35 years of age or younger are invited to apply by June 15, 2014. The prize winner is selected by a committee of independent experts in the field, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern.
The 2013 prize was won by the Israeli scientist, Dr. Michael Yartsev, CV Starr Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. Dr. Yartsev uses an unusual animal model, the bat, to study the underlying neural mechanisms of spatial memory and navigation in the mammalian brain. His approach allows for both a comparative examination of current hypotheses as well as novel insight into long standing questions in the field. His work also underscores the potential benefits of using new animal models in neuroscience.