Research Prize for Berlin Young Investigator
The Berlin scientist Tatiana Korotkova of the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has been awarded this year’s Young Investigator Grant of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP).
With this grant the neuroscientist wants, in cooperation with researchers from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, to look into the functional organization of the hypothalamus, a region of the brain responsible for essential functions such as regulating sleep or body temperature. In this project, the international research team seeks to investigate how the interaction of hypothalamic neurons affects basic functions such as nutrition and sleep. ²This grant offers a unique opportunity to unravel the functions of the hypothalamus on several levels simultaneously,² says Tatiana Korotkova. The young investigator conducts her research at the FMP in Berlin through a NeuroCure program supporting the career advancement of women. Her research focuses on how neuronal networks in the living organism are organized and coordinated.
The Human Frontier Science Program is an international program of the Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the EU and other nations. The aim of the program is to promote innovative research among scientists from different disciplines and countries in the field of life sciences. The funding amounts to $350,000 per working group for three years.
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