Kai Kessenbrock, Yishai Elyada and Alessandro Filosa receive Outstanding Paper Award
This year, three young scientists are honoured for their publications
Since the late 17th century the publication of research results is an integrate part of scientific work. Only published results are generally recognized as valid. On the one hand, this aims to ensure the consistently high quality of the work, since results can thus be verified by others. On the other hand, the basic idea behind the call for publication is that scientists worldwide can learn about the results and build their own research on them.
The Rosa Laura and Hartmut Wekerle Foundation acknowledges the importance of scientific publications. The foundation honors now in its second year exceptional publications by young scientists with the "Outstanding Paper Award". Eligible papers were published during the last year by first authors working at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology on their PhD theses or who recently completed their work. Selected papers stand out due to their very high quality and by making an important contribution to the current state of knowledge.
On 13 November 2009, the 1,000 Euro prize was awarded to three young scientists. Kai Kessenbrock received the award for his publication in July 2008 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Yishai Elyada for his publication in February 2009 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, and Alessandro Filosa for his publication in September 2009, also in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
The award-winning publications and scientists
Kai Kessenbrock: How leukocytes warm up to inflammation. Publication from July 2008 in the The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Dr. Kai Kessenbrock studied biology at the Universities of Bonn and Heidelberg. In 2004, he joined the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, where he successfully completed his doctoral thesis in the Department of Neuroimmunology in 2009. In mid-2009, he started working at the University of California in San Francisco (USA).
Dr. Yishai Elyada studied mathematics at the University of Tel-Aviv and came to Martinsried in 2004. Here he worked at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in the department of Alexander Borst on his doctoral thesis, which he successfully completed in the summer of 2009. Yishai Elyada is working at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham (USA) since September 2009.
Dr. Alessandro Filosa studied biology at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Naples. He joined the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and the department of Rüdiger Klein in September 2005, where he successfully completed his studies with his doctoral thesis in 2009. In October 2009 he started his research at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel.