Eppendorf North America Inc, Hauppauge, NY, and the journal Science are accepting applications for the 2013 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology—an annual international research prize of $25,000.

The prize is awarded to one young scientist for his or her outstanding contributions to neurobiology research.

Eppendorf and Science Prize LogoResearchers who are 35 years of age or younger are invited to apply by June 15.

The prize winner is selected by a committee of independent experts in the field, chaired by Peter Stern, PhD, senior editor, Science.

Scientist Marlene R. Cohen, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Neuroscience and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, won the 2012 prize.

Cohen uses the responses of groups of visual neurons to estimate which part of the visual world an animal is paying attention to at any given moment. Her approach provides a new way to study how our mental activity affects what we perceive and how cognitive processes such as attention are controlled.

Click here to learn more about the prize and view a film interview with Dr Cohen.

[Source: Eppendorf]