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“Brain Prize” awarded to scientists who have made "an outstanding contribution to European neuroscience"

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The “Brain Prize” is awarded to scientists who have made "an outstanding contribution to European neuroscience". The 2016 winners are Tim Bliss, Graham Collingridge and Richard Morris. Their research has focused on a brain mechanism known as ‘Long-Term Potentiation’ (LTP), which underpins the life-long plasticity of the brain. Their discoveries have revolutionised our understanding of how memories are formed, retained and lost.

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The Brain Prize (€ 1 million personal prize)

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The Brain Prize Winners 2016

Graham Collingridge, University of Bristol, UK

ERC Advanced Grant 2013: Understanding the roles of kainate receptors in the hippocampus (HIPPOKAR)

Richard Morris, University of Edinburgh, UK

ERC Advanced Grant 2010: The neurobiology of schemas: knowledge acquisition and consolidation (NEUROSCHEMA)

Timothy Bliss, Medical Research Council, UK

EU-funded research project (FP4),  A search for genes expressed in the adult and ageing brain during LTP, LTD and spatial learning (BIO4960478)

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