2013 Early Career Neuroscience Prize
The 2013 Early Career Neuroscience prize was won by Dr Fernando Bartolome-Robledo (Junior Category Joint Winner), Dr Julija Krupic (Junior Category Joint Winner), and Dr Christoph Schmidt-Hieber (Advanced Category). The prize aims to recognise outstanding work published in the past year by early career UCL neuroscientists in any field of neuroscience, and is awarded in two categories; junior scientist (PhD students or post-docs with up to 3 years post-doc experience) and advanced scientist (from 4 and up to 10 years post-doc experience). This year's winners received a cash prize and had the chance to present a talk on their winning paper at the Symposium.
Junior Category (Joint Winners)
Dr Fernando Bartolomé-Robledo – Institute of Neurology
Winning Paper – Pathogenic VCP mutations induce mitochondrial uncoupling and reduced ATP levels. Neuron 78: 57-64 (2013). Bartolomé F, Wu HC, Burchell VS et al.
Dr Julija Krupic - Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Winning Paper – Neural representations of location composed of spatially periodic bands. Science 337, 853-7 (2012). Krupic J, Burgess N and O’Keefe JK.
Dr Christoph Schmidt-Hieber - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
Winning Paper – Cellular Mechanisms of Spatial Navigation in the Medial Entorhinal Cortex. Nature Neuroscience 429:184–187 (2013). Schmidt-Hieber C and Häusser M.
Dr Thomas Akam, UCL Institute of Neurology: Oscillatory dynamics in the hippocampus support dentate gyrus–CA3 coupling. Nature Neuroscience 15, 763–768 (2012). Thomas Akam, Iris Oren, Laura
Drs Lorenzo Fabrizi and Rebeccah Slater, Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology: A Shift in Sensory Processing that Enables the Developing Human Brain to Discriminate Touch from Pain. Curr Biol. 2011; 21(18): 1552-8. Fabrizi L*, Slater R* (*equal contribution), Worley A, Meek J, Boyd S, Olhede S, Fitzgerald M
Dr Rita Sousa-Nunes, National Institute for Medical Research and Cell and Developmental Biology: Sousa-Nunes R, Yee LL and Gould AP (2010) “Fat cells reactivate quiescent neuroblasts via TOR and glial Insulin relays in Drosophila”, Nature 471(7339):508-512.
Dr Tiago Branco, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research: Branco T, Clark BA, Häusser M. Dendritic discrimination of temporal input sequences in cortical neurons, Science 2010 Sep; 24; 329(5999): 1671-5.