The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences is delighted to announce that Prof. Israel (Eli) Nelken has been awarded the Humboldt Research Award and will conduct a research project of his choice at the Institute for Neurosciences, Munich.
Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards to internationally leading researchers of all disciplines in recognition of their academic achievements. The award amount is €60,000.
According to a press release by the Humboldt Foundation, Prof. Nelken was chosen for being “one of the leading auditory neuroscientists in the world. He has developed a variety of experimental and computational methodologies for a better understanding of signaling in neurons and circuits. His major contribution to neuroscience is the discovery of stimulus-specific adaptation, a phenomenon that reflects the computation of a prediction error signal in the brain. In Germany, he will develop experimental strategies for an in-depth analysis of dysfunctional neurons in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease”.
Prof. Nelken’s host during the sponsorship will be Prof. Arthur Konnerth at the Institute for Neurosciences, Technical University, Munich.