2011-11-09 - Research on Dendrites Wins 2011 Eppendorf & Science Prize
The Portuguese scientist, Tiago Branco M.D., Ph.D. , Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College London has won the 2011 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology for his research on dendrites. His work shows how dendrites discriminate temporal input sequences and apply different integration rules depending on input location. These findings give insight on how the brain performs the computations that underlie behavior, and suggest that even single neurons can solve complex computational tasks.
The Prize is sponsored by Eppendorf and the journal Science. This annual international research prize of US$ 25,000 is open to all young scientists who are 35 years of age or younger and who have made outstanding contributions to neurobiological research. The next deadline for applications is June 15, 2012. For more information about Dr. Branco and the Prize, visit www.eppendorf.com/prize.