Empowering the Future of Neuroscience

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Frank Bradke Receives Prestigious Remedios Caro Almela Prize for Research in Developmental Neurobiology

Bonn/Alicante, July 24, 2023 — Neurobiologist and iBehave Network associate, Professor Frank Bradke, will receive the esteemed "Remedios Caro Almela Prize for Research in Developmental Neurobiology", recognizing his innovative work in the growth and regeneration of neurons.

The announcement comes as Bradke and his team at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Bonn continue their groundbreaking research into neuronal regeneration, particularly axonal growth, with potential implications for pharmacological therapies for spinal cord injuries.

Expressing his excitement, Frank Bradke said, "I am really thrilled about this award. Many of my 'scientific heroes' received this prize in the past. And I feel humbled by the jury that selected me to be part of this group. The prize is an outstanding recognition of the research of our lab. Over the years, lab members, including Postdocs, PhD students and technicians, contributed with very diverse backgrounds and their individual work and perspective to our joint research effort. Their success is reflected in this prize."

The Remedios Caro Almela Prize, organized by the Institute for Neuroscience UMH-CSIC and the University Miguel Hernandez de Elche, and sponsored by the Martinez-Caro family, is dedicated to celebrating exemplary scientific contributions to developmental neurobiology by European researchers.

Professor Bradke will receive the award, which includes a €25,000 cash prize, at a ceremony in Alicante, Spain in November. As part of the award proceedings, Bradke will present his scientific achievements at the XI. Caro Almela Conference at the Institute for Neurosciences UMH-CSI.

Bradke's academic career spans Freie Universität Berlin, University College London, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, University of California, and Stanford University. His past accolades include the IRP Schellenberg Prize, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the Roger de Spoelberch Prize, and the Carl Zeiss Lecture of the German Society for Cell Biology. He is also a member of the Leopoldina, the Academia Europaea, and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).

About Frank Bradke
Frank Bradke is a world-renowned neurobiologist and senior researcher at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). He is also a professor at the University of Bonn. His research focuses on the growth and regeneration of neurons, with special emphasis on axonal growth. Bradke's extensive experience and unique insights have placed him at the forefront of the fields of developmental and regenerative neurobiology.

For more information, please contact:
Christine Knust
Email: Christine.Knust@dzne.de

About DZNE
The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is dedicated to researching the causes of diseases of the nervous system and developing effective treatments.

About iBehave Network
The iBehave Network is a leading research consortium dedicated to advancing the understanding of behavioral sciences and neurobiology, fostering collaborations among leading experts in the field to unravel complex aspects of human behavior and cognition.