e FENS EJN Young Investigator Award is a biennial prize and given in recognition of outstanding scientific work in all areas of neuroscience The award is a personal prize of £7,00, sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell (publishers of EJN).
We are pleased to announce that Oscar Marin, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology at the Neuroscience Institute, joint centre of the Spanish research Council (CSIC) and the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH), is the 2012 winner of the FENS Young Investigator Award.
Oscar Marin is a leading researcher in the field of cortical development. He has made several seminal discoveries about the specification, migration, and functional integration of GABAergic interneurons in the neocortex during ontogeny. His research also focuses on harnessing neuronal progenitors derived from the ganglionic eminence for neuron-replacement therapies.
Oscar Marin is also a Founding member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council and has contributed tremendously to the success of ERC grants, which are among the most prestigious research grants of the EU.
Oscar Marin will be honored at the occasion of a special lecture at the 2012 FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Barcelona (July 14-18, 2012).