Leibniz Prize for HFSP alumni Michael Brecht and Matthias Mann

Congratulations to Michael Brecht and Matthias Mann for the award of the 2012 Leibniz Prize from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The Leibniz Prize is the most important award to individual scientists in Germany. It will be conferred upon the prize winners in a ceremony to be held on February 27th in Berlin.

Michael Brecht is at the Bernstein Institute for Computational Neuroscience and the Humboldt University, Berlin. He participated in an HFSP Program Grant team awarded in 2004, together with Mathew Diamond (Trieste, Italy), Ehud Ahissar (Rehovot, Israel), David Kleinfeld (La Jolla, USA) and Miguel Maravall (Alicante, Spain) on "Spike choreography: role of neuronal dynamics in sensory-motor encoding and decoding". He has also served on the HFSP Review Committee for Research Grants.

Matthias Mann is Director of the Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried. He participated in an HFSP Program Grant awarded in 2001 with Angus Lamond (Dundee, UK), Jan Ellenberg (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany) and Thoru Pederson (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA) on "Functional organization of the cell nucleus investigated through proteomics and molecular dynamics"