Fyssen Prize for Neurobiologist at Freie Universität Berlin

International Prize Endowed with 50,000 Euros / Conferral on March 28, 2008

№ 69/2008 from Mar 18, 2008

The Fyssen Foundation in Paris has announced the award of its International Prize for Neurobiology of Animal Cognition to Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. Randolf Menzel from the Biology Institute of Freie Universität Berlin. The prize is endowed with 50,000 euros. It will be conferred in Paris on March 28, 2008, by the French Minister for Culture and Communication, Christine Albanel.

The zoologist and neurobiologist Randolf Menzel is one of the leading researchers worldwide studying the nervous system of honeybees. Menzel's work focuses on the neurobiological basis of memory. Knowledge gained about neuronal principles in honeybees may contribute to a better understanding of memory in humans.

The Fyssen Foundation supports research on cognition. For this purpose, the foundation awards an International Prize annually to a scientist who has performed distinguished research in one of the areas supported by the foundation.

Additional information may be obtained from:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Randolf Menzel, Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin,
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 838-53930, Email: menzel@neurobiologie.fu-berlin.de