Eppendorf AG and the world-renowned journal Science are now accepting applicationsfor the 2010 Eppendorf & SciencePrize for Neurobiology.
The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an annual international researchprize of $25,000. It is awarded to one young scientist for his or heroutstanding contributions to neurobiology research based on methods ofmolecular and cell biology. Researchers who are 35 years of age or younger areinvited to apply by June 15, 2010. The prize winner is selected by a committeeof 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 at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.Benton's work has shown that insects have invented unusual receptors todetect 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 suchas malaria.