20-23 september 2017. Pécs - Hungary
Special events
Stephen W. Kuffler Foundation - award ceremony
Stephen W. Kuffler Foundation - award ceremony 2017-09-22 - 12:30-14:00
Venue: Plenary Hall
Chair: Zoltán Nusser

Stephen W. Kuffler contributed to neuroscience through his exceptional discoveries, as well as by selecting and mentoring pupils who later became leaders in their fields. Among many world leaders, he supervised and mentored the Nobel Laureates David H. Hubel, Torsten Wiesel and Eric R. Kandel. To celebrate his work and achievements, as well as to recognize his lasting influence, the Stephen W. Kuffler Foundation aims to support the scientific development of young talents in life sciences and awards the Stephen W. Kuffler Research Scholarship for students studying in Central European Universities. After receiving the awards from the Nobeln Laureate Thomas Südhof, the winners will give short scientific presentations.


The Aims of the Foundation:

Promoting the development of medical- and life sciences through the support of scientific excellence.

Supporting the education, research and conference travel of Hungarian and Central European young scientists.

Awarding the Stephen W. Kuffler Research Scholarship for Central European students.

Recipients of the Stephen W. Kuffler Research Fellowship 2017:

Bősz Emilia, cognitive science MSc, MBE. CV pdf.

Hegedűs Panna, medical student, Semmelweis Egyetem ÁOK. CV pdf.

Ignácz Attila, biology MSc, ELTE TTK. CV pdf.

Kiss Krisztián, biology MSc, ELTE TTK. CV pdf.

Kolostyák Zsuzsanna, medical student, DE ÁOK. CV pdf.

Székely Virág, bioengineering MSc, BME. CV pdf.

(details: http://kuffler.org/tamogatottjaink.html)

The founder:

Peter Somogyi
Peter Somogyi

Director of the UK Medical Research Council Anatomical Neuropharmacology University Unit and Professor of Neurobiology at The University of Oxford received the Semmelweis-Budapest Award in 2012. In his acceptance speech he announced his wish to dedicate the ten thousand EUR prize to a foundation to be set up for supporting young talent and named after Stephen W. Kuffler (1913-1980), on the centenary of Kuffler’s birth in Hungary. Former pupils and colleagues of ‘Steve’ joined the initiative. Further generous pledges by the family, fellow scientists and the general public made it possible for the “Stephen W. Kuffler Research Foundation” to be registered with the Hungarian authorities, in Budapest.

Stephen W. Kuffler's Prime Benefactor:

Attila Várkonyi

Stephen W. Kuffler's Court of Benefactors:

Yehezkel Ben-Ari

György Buzsáki

Györgyi Feldmayer

Femtonics Ltd.

Ray Guillery

Balázs Gulyás

Michael Hawrylycz

Jonathan Katz

Edward A. Kravitz

Damien Kuffler

Csaba Lantos

Rodolfo R. Llinas

John G. Nicholls

Mihály Patai

Helga Ritzl

A. David Smith

Peter Somogyi 

UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt.

Sylvester E. Vizi

Torsten Wiesel

Faculty of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine, in honor of Professor Ivan Soltesz for his contributions as Chair of the Department.


source and more information: www.kuffler.org