Norwegian scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Edvard and May-Britt Moser at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). (Photo: NTNU)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded the 13th Perl-UNC Neuroscience prize jointly to Edvard and May-Britt Moser at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

Professor Edvard Moser and Professor May-Britt Moser are director and co-director, respectively, of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and they jointly lead the Center for the Biology and Memory at NTNU.

The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience.  Past recipients have included four subsequent winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.

This year’s Perl Prize is being awarded to the Mosers for  “the discovery of key principles governing the internal representation of space and episodic memory”, according to Dr. William Snider, director of the UNC Neuroscience Center and chair of the Selection Committee.

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