Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2010 - Call for entries!
Eppendorf AG and the world-renowned journal Science are
now accepting applications for the 2010 Eppendorf &
Science Prize for Neurobiology.
The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an
annual international research prize of US$ 25,000. It 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,
2010. The prize winner is selected by a committee of
independent experts in the field, chaired by Science’s
Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern.
The 2009 prize was won by Dr. Richard Benton, Assistant
Professor of the Center for Integrative Genomics,
University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Benton’s work has
shown that insects have invented unusual receptors to
detect smells. By targeting these molecules with specific
chemical inhibitors, it may be possible to control the odorevoked
behaviors of insects that transmit human diseases
such as malaria.
For more information, visit www.eppendorf.com/prize.