Prestigious grant for research into memory formation

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University of Leicester neuroscientist to receive grant as part of international collaboration

A neuroscientist at the University of Leicester is one of the recipients of a prestigious Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) grant to fund cutting-edge work by international teams of scientists.

Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga (pictured), Director of the University’s Centre for Systems Neuroscience, is a member of one of the 33 winning teams of the 2013 competition for the HFSP Research Grants, which total $34 million.

HFSP collaborative research grants are given for a broad range of projects under the umbrella theme of “Complex mechanisms of living organisms”. Particular emphasis is placed on cutting-edge, risky projects.

The team, who also includes Mathew Diamond and Davide Zoccolan of the International School For Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, Winrich Freiwald of The Rockefeller University and Haim Sompolinsky of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, receives this grant, worth US$450,000 (about €350,000) per year for the next three years. Their proposal was ranked 7th out of 800 applications.