Shigeki Watanabe wins 2015 Eppendorf/Science Prize


Young neurobiologist honored for novel technique to capture nerve cell activity

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.

His award-winning essay, "Slow or fast?--A tale of synaptic vesicle recycling," is published in the 2 October issue of Science.

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