2012-06-28 - Eppendorf & Science Prize Winner 2011 in Hamburg
The Portuguese scientist, Tiago Branco M.D., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College London and 2011 winner of the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology, visited Eppendorf headquarters in Hamburg in June 2012. Dr. Branco was accompanied by his wife, Beverley Clark Ph.D., also a neuroscientist at UCL.
On this occasion Dr. Branco gave a talk about his ground-breaking work 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.
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 2012 winner of the Prize will be announced in the fall. The next deadline for applications is June 15, 2013. For more information visit www.eppendorf.com/prize .
Dr. Tiago Branco (left) and Dr. Beverly Clark