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The Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology is a research prize of $25,000, given to young scientists for their contributions in neurobiology.
Eppendorf and Science are accepting applications for the 2016 Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology. This annual international research prize of $25,000 is awarded to young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiology research based on methods of molecular and cell biology.
Researchers who are age 35 and under are invited to apply by June 15, 2016. A committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s senior editor, Peter Stern, selects the winner and finalists.
The 2015 prize was given to Japanese scientist Shigeki Watanabe, PhD, from Johns Hopkins University. Watanabe developed two novel techniques in electron microscopy that allow visualization of protein and membrane dynamics at synapses at a millisecond temporal resolution. Using these techniques, he discovered a mechanism that removes synaptic vesicle components rapidly from the plasma membrane following exocytosis. He further demonstrated that synaptic vesicles are regenerated from endosomes.