Brain Sciences prize awarded


An international brain sciences award has gone to a researcher in Argentina for her pioneering work studying brain diseases in mice.


The second annual ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture on Brain Sciences, recognises early career researchers from diverse fields for their contribution to outstanding science.


María Elena Avale (pictured below), of the University of Buenos Aires, has worked work with genetically modified mice to help identify some of the key molecular processes involved in neurodegeneration, such as occurs in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, by highlighting how an imbalance between types of protein produced by some brain cells can damage the surrounding nerves.


As the prize recipient, Assistant Professor Avale will now present a keynote lecture at the FENS Forum 2022, held this July in in Paris.



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