Prizes and Awards: 2016

The European Research Council (ERC) funds top researchers who engage in pioneering research, at the frontier of knowledge in their field. Congratulations to ERC grantees who received international scientific prizes and awards in 2016. Some of them are listed here.


Graham COLLINGRIDGE

University of Bristol, UK

THE BRAIN PRIZE (GRETE LUNDBECK EUROPEAN BRAIN RESEARCH FOUNDATION)

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

Richard MORRIS

University of Edinburgh, UK

THE BRAIN PRIZE (GRETE LUNDBECK EUROPEAN BRAIN RESEARCH FOUNDATION)

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

And also

European Mathematical Society EMS Prize 2016
Vincent Calvez, ERC StG 2014 MESOPROBIO
Thomas Willwacher, ERC StG 2015 GRAPHCPX

Wittgenstein-Preis 2016
Peter Jonas, ERC AdG 2010 NANOPHYS

NWO-Spinoza prize 2016
W.T.S. (Wilhelm) Huck, ERC AdG 2009 INTERCOM; M.G. (Mihai) Netea, ERC StG 2012 SysBioFun

Vedec roka SR 2015, "Scientist of the Year 2015" (Slovakia)
Ján Tkáč, ERC StG 2012 ELENA

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2016
Daniel Cremers, ERC StG 2009 CONVEXVISION & CoG 2014 3D Reloaded; Daniel James Frost, ERC AdG 2008 DEEP; Benjamin List, ERC AdG 2010 HIPOCAT

CNRS ‘Médailles d’Argent’ 2016
Arezki Boudaoud, ERC StG 2012 PHYMORPH; Catherine Picart, ERC StG 2010 BIOMIM; Philippe Dagaut, ERC AdG 2011 2G-CSAFE; Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, ERC AdG 2008 MOLNANOSPIN

CNRS ‘Médailles de Bronze’ 2016
Véronique Izard, ERC StG 2010 MATHCONSTRUCTION; Christelle Monat, ERC CoG 2014 GRAPHICS; Simon Riche, ERC StG 2015 ModRed; Aleksandra Walczak, ERC StG 2012 RECOGNIZE; Elvira Astafyeva, ERC StG 2012 SIREAL