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Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience

17 October, 2017 in Neuroscience News

The Award was established to commemorate the outstanding achievements in developmental neuroscience of the late Dr. Joseph Altman, who discovered adult neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex.

Announcement of the Second Call for Applications

On April 19, 2016, Dr. Joseph Altman, who discovered adult neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex and received the International Prize for Biology from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, passed away. Dr. Shirley A. Bayer, Dr. Altman’s widow who conducted research with him for over 30 years, offered to make a donation to the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) with the goal of instituting an award in developmental neuroscience. Accordingly, after discussion in a JNS special committee, the Board of Directors of JNS, at the Board meeting on July 19, 2016, decided that JNS would establish and administer the Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience (hereinafter “the Award”).

The first award ceremony and award lecture was held at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society. http://www.neuroscience2017.jnss.org/en/program.html

Announcement of the Second Call for Applications
Application submission site opens on 1 November 2017.
Application deadline is on 31 January 2018.

For more information, please check the Japanese Neuroscience Society website.

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