She receives the prize for mapping movement-controlling neurons in the brain and spine.
The neurobiologist Prof. Silvia Arber is awarded the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for her contributions to our understanding of how movement is controlled in mammals.
Four AcademiaNet researchers are presented who study steroid hormones: Wiebke Arlt, Elisabet Stener-Victorin (photo), Inger Sundström Poromaa and Mirjam Christ-Crain.
Helen Arthur's research examines how genetic faults in blood vessel growth cause human diseases and how these pathways can also be harnessed to treat people who have had a heart attack.
The growth of neuronal and vascular networks is controlled by the same molecules. Now Amparo Acker-Palmer plans to study the communication between neurons and blood vessels in the brain. She hopes to use her findings to gain important insights into dementia progression, and into other mental illnesses.