Shigeki Watanabe, a post-doctoral fellow in the Rosenmund lab at the
Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin and in the lab of NeuroCure Visiting
Fellow Erik Jorgensen at the University of Utah has received the Eppendorf
& Science Prize for Neurobiology, worth $ 25.000. Watanabe and his
colleagues developed a novel 'flash-and-freeze' technique that will allow
neuroscientists to visualize nerve cell activity on a rapid time scale.
award-winning essay, "Slow or fast?--A tale of synaptic vesicle
recycling," is published in the 2 October issue of Science.