2017 Award Winner: Tom Baden, PD PhD
Appointment at time of winning the Award:
Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Tom Baden, born 1982, receives the € 20,000 prize for his ground-breaking work on signal processing in the retina.
The Jury: » Tom Baden‘s results have profoundly changed our understanding of circuits and synaptic computation in the retina, revealing novel and exciting properties of sensory neurons. These findings are of general significance for our understanding how small neuronal microcircuits can dissociate complex sensory patterns into specific representations within the nervous system. «
The official prize ceremony took place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 22, 2017. The laudatio honoring Tom Baden’s achievements was held by Award committee member Prof. Maria Leptin (EMBO).
Press release: 23.6.2017 - 2017 Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators presented to Tom Baden
Speech: 22.6.2017 – Laudation for Tom Baden by Prof. Maria Leptin
Listen here to Tom Baden's podcast with Nature