Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

The international Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years.

Prize money: US$ 25,000

Entry deadline for the 2019 Prize: June 15, 2019

This deadline has now expired. The 2019 winner will be notified at the end of August. The next entry deadline is June 15, 2020.

Winner 2018 Eppendorf & Science Prize

Johannes Kohl, Ph.D.

The German scientist Johannes Kohl, Ph.D. from Harvard University has won the 2018 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology for his work on neural mechanisms underlying parental care.

Dr. Kohl’s research has revealed how a small population of genetically defined neurons controls the motor, motivational, hormonal and social aspects of parental behavior in males and females. These findings provide a new model for how specific components of a social behavior are generated at the neural circuit level. Unravelling the functional architecture of such circuits will advance our understanding of how the brain coordinates complex behaviors.

Read more about Johannes Kohl’s work here.


Listen to this podcast with the 2018 winner of the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology, Dr. Johannes Kohl. In this podcast, Johannes chats about his research, what motivates him and about his move from Harvard to The Francis Crick Institute in London.


Meet the Winner and Finalists of the 2018 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology.