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Professor Christine Holt wins the Remdios Caro Almela Prize and Medal

Professor Christine Holt (the Professor of Development Neuroscience in the Department of  Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) has been awarded the Remdios Caro Almela Prize and Medal in the field of Development Neurobiology for her pioneering work in the mechanisms of axonal navigation.

Professor Holt has made big contributions to our comprehension of a fundamental aspect of developmental neurobiology: the mechanisms by which axons navigate towards their objectives inside the brain. By using innovative technical approaches, she has helped reveal the complex nature of the decisions that are taken to correctly orientate an axon during its growth. She pioneered the idea of that proteins synthesize and degenerate at a local level in the cone of growth, and in a convincing manner, she demonstrated that this process is necessary for a response to the orientation signals liberated by other cells. These important findings open new perspectives on the problem of central axon regeneration in relation to traumatic injuries of the nervous system.

The Remedios Caro Almela Prize in Developmental Neurobiology was created in 2006 and has an unrestricted award of €20,000. The Prize Ceremony was held on October 28th, 2011.  

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to extend its congratulations to Professor Holt.

 

Posted on 06/11/2011

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