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”.
Campalimaud: Best Places to Work Postdocs, 2012
Although less than 2 years old, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown tops our list of best international institutions for postdocs. From TheScientist, Magazine of Life Sciences
International Early Career Scientist
Megan Carey and Rui Costa have been awarded the International Early Career Scientist. In this pilot program, HHMI identified scientist who are, or have the potential to become, scientific leaders. The International Early Career Scientist program awards each selected scientist 650.000 USD over five years. Dr. Carey and Dr. Costa are two of the 28 recipients, chosen from 760 applicants. According to HHMI President Robert Tijan “These are the people who, 10 years from now, we expect will be the scientific leaders in their countries”.
Engineering the Mind
On Thursday, October 28, Ar celebrated its first community event at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, entitled “Engineering the Mind”. Scientists, high-school and college students, doctors and Portuguese citizens of all ages gathered to get a close up view of the science done in Portugal and around the world, and to reflect on how it affects our lives and beliefs. In the spotlight, the tools humans use to modify their own brains – from drugs to electricity and light.
Champalimaud Neuroscience Symposium
Over 400 neuroscientists from around the world gathered in Lisbon for the inaugural “Champalimaud Neuroscience Symposium.” This high-level scientific meeting took place at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, home of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme.
The symposium began on September 18th as a packed auditorium heard a lecture given by the world-renowned neuroscientist and member of the Champalimaud Foundation’s general Council, António Damásio who marked the beginning of the symposium’s scientific content which included presentations by 27 invited speakers.