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Tom Baden wins Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 

TomTom BadenDr Tom Baden, School of Life Sciences, has won the 2017 Eppendorf  Young Investigator Award for his outstanding contribution to our understanding of circuits and synaptic computation in the retina. 

One award is presented each year to a European researcher under the age of 35 who has made an exceptional contibution to biomedical science, based on molecular biology methods. 

Tom recently joined Sussex Neuroscience as a Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience. His work examines visual information processing of natural inputs"We are excited to provide a functional roadmap of how light entering the eye and impinging on millions of photoreceptor neurons ultimately results in a highly processed and parallelised representation of the visual world to be sent to the brain," says Tom. "I am deeply honoured by this award, which recognises a long-standing team effort." The award ceremony will take place in Heidelberg on June 22nd. 

 

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