Richard Benton in Hamburg
Richard Benton, Ph.D. (Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland) 2009 winner of the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology, visited Eppendorf headquarters in Hamburg in September of 2010.
On this occasion Dr. Benton gave a talk about his ground-breaking work on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Dr. Benton 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 odor-evoked behaviors of insects that transmit human diseases such as malaria. As a reminder of his visit to Hamburg Dr. Benton was presented with Eppendorf’s new Research® plus pipette.
This international US$ 25,000 Eppendorf and Science
Prize for Neurobiology is awarded jointly by Eppendorf and the journal Science
. All young scientists who are 35 years of age or younger and who have made outstanding contributions to neurobiological research are invited to apply. The 2010 winner of the Prize will be announced shortly. The next deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. For more information visit www.eppendorf.com/prize