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2015 Harinarayan Young Neuroscientist Award

The 2015 Harinarayan Young Neuroscientist Award is endowed by ILAE Neurobiology Commission to encourage and reward young basic science investigators committed to epilepsy research. Awardees are selected by Neurobiology Commission members based on the evaluation of scientific abstracts submitted to the ILAE Epilepsy Congress, with focus on the originality of research. The award of €500 is generously supported by a donation by the Harinarayan Family. The price will be acknowledged during the Welcome Ceremony on Saturday 5th September, and will be awarded during the Neurobiology Symposium on Sunday, 6 September.


Cristian Reschke
Cristina Ruedell Reschke

Ping Zheng
Ping Zheng

About the Neurobiology Commission

The Neurobiology Commission, chaired by Marco de Curtis (Milan, Italy), is actively involved in organizing and implementing international educational projects designed to train young neuroscientists entering the field of basic and translational epilepsy research. Its mission is to enhance visibility and promote geographical homogeneity of epilepsy neurobiology research at international level and to serve as interface between clinical and basic science within ILAE.

The Commission will pursue these aims through the following specific objectives:

  • improve translation of basic research into clinical care by developing approaches to establish better guidelines for new drug discovery
  • define best methodologies for neurobiology research and establish a list of techniques, models, and resources available worldwide for basic epilepsy research
  • promote and enhance international and regional training/education on neurobiology of epilepsy, and seed collaborative neurobiology activities in underserved areas
  • promote discussion on new findings related to the understanding of the basic mechanisms of epilepsy and epileptogenesis among neuroscientists involved in epilepsy research and between basic and clinical scientists
  • promote the participation of ILAE Chapters and of young emerging scientists in the field of experimental epileptology.

The planned initiatives will be developed and achieved through the work of Task Forces. Whenever possible, initiatives will be developed in collaboration with other ILAE Topical Commissions and fostering the involvement of regional Chapters

Organization of basic science in epilepsy with special reference to the ILAE

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