Navigation Links
Bertil Fredholm wins the 2011 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award in basic science research
Date:4/19/2011

The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) is pleased to announce Bertil Fredholm as the recipient of the 2011 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award in Basic Science Research in recognition of his pioneering work on the brain adenosine system. The ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award is presented annually and recognises distinguished research in neuropsychopharmacology and closely related disciplines. The award is accompanied by a prize of 20,000.

Bertil Fredholm, professor of pharmacology at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, has built an outstanding body of work over a highly distinguished career. His pioneering research on adenosine and its receptors has not only significantly advanced the understanding of physiological and pathophysiological CNS mechanisms, but has provided new targets for drug development across a range of brain disorders.

After his PhD training focusing on the sympathetic nervous system and transmitter regulation, Fredholm turned to adenosine. Motivated by his early realisation that the most widely used psychoactive drug caffeine acts by blocking actions of adenosine on its receptors, he began by attempting to identify the factor released by nerve stimulation in intact tissues that regulated transmitter release, transmitter actions and circulation. Having identified adenosine as the likely candidate, he was able to document how its release from effector cells responded to nerve activity or reduced circulation and how adenosine could traverse the synapse to act presynaptically to limit transmitter release in several tissues. Fredholm has documented the generality of this concept in a series of highly influential papers and review articles.

With a body of work that now spans more than 30 years and a range of techniques to his credit, Fredholm is today one of the world leaders in this highly active and important field, and the hub of a worldwide research network.

Speaking on behalf of the ECNP Award Committee, Julien Mendlewicz, Belgium, said, "Bertil Fredholm's leadership in the field and outstanding research achievements, based on broad knowledge and outstanding scientific intelligence, make him the ideal candidate for this award."

The award will be presented at the 24th ECNP Congress on 3-7 September 2011 in Paris, France, where Professor Fredholm will also deliver the prize-winner's plenary lecture.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ligia Bohn
l.bohn@ecnp.eu
31-302-538-567
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Top Swedish scientist professor Bertil Andersson awarded prestigious Wilhelm Exner Medal in Vienna
2. Mental Health America Encourages Journalists, Media Professionals to Submit Entries for 2010 Media Awards
3. 2010 HSR Impact Award recognizes surgical safety research
4. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1 Million to Drive Critical New Research Tools and Technologies in Parkinsons Drug Development
5. International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to 9 global diabetes research projects
6. Highmark Foundation Awards $120,000 to the American Heart Association
7. Rocketboy Media Wins Award for Masonic Lodge Web Site; Announces Signing of Several New Clients
8. Multi-Award Winning Author Tina Turbin Interviews Special Guest Dr. Peter H.R. Green, M.D. On The Thrive in Balance Radio Show
9. Gladstones Robert Mahley to receive Research!America advocacy award
10. Republicans Give Top Award to Betsy McCaughey, Healthcare Patriot, & Rev Up for Upcoming Elections
11. Diane von Furstenberg Establishes The DVF Awards to Recognize Outstanding Women Leaders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Covert Awakening”: Walid’s spiritual journey ... author, Julianne Hale, a consultant for the Intelligence Community. For more than ... the Near East region. Julianne has written hundreds of reports for the ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... John Stewart joins Privis Health ... for t4 Leadership Development & Consulting. He has spent his career focusing on ... leadership development, servant leadership, data driven process improvement, and supportive technology. These key ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Call Of ... Duty” is the creation of published author, C.S. Lizarde. Growing up on the ... untimely trials. When Carlos began to apply the Biblical keys to his life, ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... , ... PracticeMatch, a company that provides online resources , job ... practitioners like nurse practitioners and physician assistants , will conduct its ... year. The online career fairs will allow job seekers to connect with healthcare employers ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... Stevens as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year ... is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... , Aug. 7, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Joel Saban as president, effective Aug. 7, 2017. ... has decided to pursue other interests and will serve as ... tenure, Paul has served us in multiple leadership roles since ... in Jun. 2015 and has provided decisive, strategic leadership which ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... 4, 2017 The search for test results ... physician/patient consult has long been the goal of healthcare ... focus of the largest meeting of lab professionals and ... market research firm Kalorama Information.  The firm said scores ... or related supplies and software were at the American ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... AROMAS, Calif. , Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... by Continental Who,s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime ... currently the Key Account Manager at Turing Pharmaceuticals, ... communications, negotiations, troubleshooting and relationship building.                ... has more than 25 years of experience ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: