Thursday, 25 October 2018 12:37

Interview with Ursula M. Händel Research Award Winner Featured

An interesting interview with one of the two this year' winners of the Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Research Prize, private lecturer Dr. Dr. Hamid Noori, can be read on the platform

Dr. Hamid Noori is head of the independent research group "Neuronal Convergence" at the Tübingen Max PIanck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. There, he has used new approaches from mathematics, data mining and machine learning to analyze published data about neurobiological circuits of the rat, released in the last decades. Through a complex analysis of these data, together with his team he was able to identify the biochemical circuits required for an information processing in the rat brain, which could not be investigated at the same time in animals, because they occur spatially and timely separated.

Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Research Prize will be awarded on 23 November in the context of the opening of the new research center "Charité 3R - Replace, Reduce and Refine" in the lecture hall ruins of the Berlin Medical History Museum of the Charité.

The ysecond award winner is Prof. Ellen Fritsche from the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf. She will be awarded for the development of an in vitro test system based on developing human nerve precursor cells which can be used as a substitute for animal experiments in neurotoxicity studies.

Registration for participation in the award ceremony can be made by e-mail at charite3r[at] by 9 November 2018.
Click here for the interview with Dr. Noori:

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