Shigeki Watanabe wins 2015 Eppendorf/Science Prize

IMAGE: Tomographic reconstruction of a nerve cell 3 s following stimulation is shown. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Oct. 2, 2015 issue of Science, published by… view more Credit: [Credit: Shigeki Watanabe] Washington, D.C. – Shigeki Watanabe is the 2015 grand prize winner in the annual international competition for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. Watanabe is recognized for the development of a new ultrafast technique that will allow neuroscientists to visualize nerve cell activity on a rapid time scale. “Nerve cells, or neurons, operate on a millisecond time scale, but the traditional electron microscopy methods are too slow to track changes that occur in these cells,” said Watanabe, who pursued his Ph.D. research at the University of Utah with Dr. Erik Jorgensen and his…

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