"Goldmedal in Science" for Stefan Treue
December 3rd 2009 was an important date for EUPRIM-Net as it was the proposal deadline for the follow-up project EUPRIM-Net II. In terms of primate research it could also be a day to remember, as Stefan Treue, director of the German Research Center and the coordinator of EUPRIM-Net, received notice he would be awarded with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the highest honour awarded in German research. The award ceremony now took place on March 15th 2010.
[German Research Foundation]: The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the highest honour awarded in German research. The Leibniz Programme, established in 1985, aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding scientists and academics, expand their research opportunities, relieve them of administrative tasks, and help them employ particularly qualified young researchers. A maximum of €2.5 million is provided per award. Prizewinners are first chosen from a slate of nominations put forward by third parties; the final selection is made by the Joint Committee on the basis of a recommendation from the Leibniz Nominations Committee.
Following articles were published by the local newspaper (Göttinger Tageblatt; German only):
Dec 3rd 2009: "Leibniz-Preis 2010 - Wichtigster Wissenschaftspreis für Treue" [click here...]
March 12th 2010: "Leibniz-Preis - Neues Terrain für die Hirnforschung erkundet" [click here...]
March 17th 2010: "Leibniz-Preis für Biologen Treue -
Preis ist „die Goldmedaille der Wissenschaft“ [click here...]