Daniel Bölinger and Georg Keller receive Young Scientist Award 2013

Award for exceptional work of young scientists

January 14, 2013
The awardees and their supervisors (left to right): Prof. Mark Hübener, Dr. Georg Keller, Prof. Tobias Bonhoeffer, Dr. Daniel Bölinger, Prof. Tim Gollisch

Publishing one’s research results is a fundamental part of science since the 17th century. Since then, only results published in a scientific journal are worldwide recognized as sound results. During the publication process, results are reviewed by a number of other scientists. This keeps the standards high and acts as a quality control. Furthermore, the publication of results is at the core of the scientific spirit: publication makes results accessible to scientists all over the world, so that they can integrate the new knowledge into their own studies.

The Young Scientist Award of the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Neurobiology pays tribute to this significance of scientific publications. Every year, the Institute honors two outstanding publications of gifted young scientists. Eligible are published results of the past year whose first authors have recently gained their PhD or work on their PhD thesis at the MPI of Neurobiology. Elected papers are of unusual high quality and significantly contribute to current scientific knowledge.

On January 14 2013, Dr. Daniel Bölinger and Dr. Georg Keller were honored with the Young Scientist Award. The prize comes with prize money of 1.000 Euro and was bestowed during a small internal ceremony. During this event, Daniel Bölinger and Georg Keller gave a summary of their outstanding papers, which were both published in the scientific journal Neuron in 2012.

The work of Daniel Bölinger was supported by the Bernstein Center for Computational Neurobiology (BCCN). Georg Keller came to Germany on a long-term fellowship of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP).

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