Rui Costa receives Young Investigator Award at SfN
Award recognizes the achievements of outstanding young neuroscientists
NEW ORLEANS — The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has presented the Young Investigator Award to Rui M. Costa, DVM, PhD, of Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal, and Guo-li Ming, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Established in 1983 and supported by AstraZeneca, the award includes $15,000 and recognizes the achievements of neuroscientists who have received an advanced degree in the past 10 years. The award was presented during Neuroscience 2012, SfN’s annual meeting and the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health.
Novel imaging technique reveals the signals exchanged by motor and sensory brain areas for the first time
Movement and sensation may seem like separate processes, but in fact they are tightly linked through behavioral and physical connections. You learn about the visual world through movements of your eyes and about the texture of objects through movements of your hands and fingers. As you perform different actions, such as moving your eyes across a painting or picking up a piece of fruit, the sensory and motor parts of your brain continuously exchange information. This constant feedback is crucial for successful execution of actions and for learning how to perform actions more efficiently in the future…
From Harvard to Lisbon: The fatal attraction of “galão” and science by the river.
Efi, Elise, Jazmine, Madhavi and Vinay are five Neurobioly students from Harvard that crossed the Atlantic to spend the summer working in five different laboratories of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme. The first Harvard CNP programme was coordinated by Adam Kampff and gave the opportunity for these students to have a taste not only of life in Lisbon but also of life as a full time scientist.
Megan Carey: Scientist to Watch
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Group Leader, Neuroscience Program, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal; HHMI International Early Career Scientist; Age: 38
HFSP Awards to CNP
2012 Fellowship, Grant and Career Development Awards from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
8 Young Investigator Grants and 25 Program Grants were selected from a total of almost 800 original letters of intent and 96 subsequently invited full applications.
Carlos Ribeiro won a “Program Grant” and Alfonso Renart got a “Young Investigator”.