Individual Prizes and Fellowships

2012 Award Recipients

Adekomi Adedayo, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Lead-induced neurotoxicity and neuronal cell death in the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and cerebellum of rats

Philip Adeniyi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Behavioral, biochemical, and histomorphometric consequences of Nicotiana tabacum

Patricia Agostino, National University of Quilmes, Argentina
Circadian modulation of interval timing in mice

Oluwafunmike Akinola, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Treatment of alloxan-induced diabetic rats with metformin or glitazones is associated with amelioration of hyperglycaemia and neuroprotection

Sufyan Ashhad, Indian Institute of Science, India
The A-type K+ current regulates ER Ca2+ release through InsP3Rs in a hippocampal pyramidal cell model

Volodymyr Cherkas, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Ukraine
Hippocalcin local affinity specificity in dendrites of hippocampal neurons

Geronimo Galvani
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" (MACN), Argentina
Characterization of nitric oxide synthase in the brain of specialist and parasitic solitary bees

Samantha Kerr, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
The relationship between pain, discomfort and motor activity during the Suggested Immobilization Test in patients with Restless Legs Syndrome

Vivianne Glaser, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
The intra-hippocampal leucine administration impairs memory consolidation and LTP generation in rats

Sagar Lavania, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, India
Polysomnographic parameters and their computed tomography brain morphology correlates in depression

King Hwa Ling, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Role of a novel microRNA, miR-3099, in neurogenesis in vitro

Marcela Lipovsek, INGEBI, Argentina
Determinants of calcium permeability as selected by nature

Sabrina Lisboa, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Absence of ST2 receptor increases the susceptibility to stress and confers altered response to psychotropic drugs

Krithika Mohan, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, India
Visual search similarity explains rapid visual categorization

Patricia Munoz, University of Chile, Chile
AM neurotoxicity in cells with siRNA-NQO1and a-syn

Niran Okewole, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Nigeria
Handedness among patients with schizophrenia: a comparison with mood disorder and healthy control

Eden Padayachee, Rhodes University, South Africa
A mechanistic understanding of the interaction between neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and Beta Amyloid Peptide (Aß) motifs: An insight into the etiology of Alzheimer's disease

Maria Belen Pardi, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Argentina
A critical period of high excitation/inhibition balance determines unique input processing in adult-born hippocampal neurons

Nataliia Petrenko, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Ukraine
A new mechanism of anti-migraine action: NSAID naproxen inhibits P2X3 receptors by promoting desensitization

Mauro Pinto, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pharmacological Induction of Ischemic Tolerance in Hippocampal Slices by Sarcosine Preconditioning

Puneet Rinwa, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, India
Curcumin exhibits synergism with piperine against Chronic Unpredictable Stress induced Oxidative Stress and Memory deficits

Rodrigo Rorato, University of São Paulo School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Reduction of insulin secretion and desensitization to insulin-brain effects may contribute to hypophagia induced by prolonged LPS treatment

Megha Sharda, National Brain Research Centre, India
‘Spoken vs. Sung’- Investigating auditory brain networks in children with autism

Tatyana Shelkovnikova, Institute of Physiologically Active Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
In vivo model of FUS proteinopathy based on FUS N-terminal fragment overexpression

Maitrayee Sinha, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, India
Anti-oxidant supplementation prevents aging associated changes in brain amyloid beta peptide metabolism and learning deficits in rats

Anna Slavutskaya, IHNA & NF of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Gender differences in recognition of spatially transformed figures

Bruno Souza, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
The role of dopamine signaling in the GABAergic neuron development and motor behavior in zebrafish larvae

Cristina Stern, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Disruptive effect of Prelimbic cortex inactivation on fear memory reconsolidation of different memory ages

Petrus van Zyl, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Regional neurochemical characterization of the flinders sensitive line rat with regard to GABA and cholinergic signaling pathways

Xingding Zhang, Soochow University, China
The role of p53 and Bcl-2 in autophagy activation and cell death induced by mitochondria dysfunction

2011 Award Recipients
Maíra Assunção Bicca, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Role of B1 and B2 receptors for kinins in the neuroinflammation induced by Amyloid-peptide

Bruno Borges, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Leptin may modulate neural nitric oxide synthase under estrogen action in the MPOA and MBH but estrogen seems not modulate leptin receptor mRNA in these areas

Laura Caltana, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Application of the cannabinoid agonist ACEA and the antagonist AM251 influences neuronal survival and CB 1 receptor expression in cultured hippocampi

Deobrat Dixit, National Brain Research Center, India
Inhibition of Caesin Kinase 2 induces p53 dependent cell cycle arrest and sensitizes glioblastoma cells to Tumor Necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) induced apoptosis through SOCS-1 induction

Evren Erdener, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Increased Neuronal Plasmalemma Permeability and Trigeminovascular Activation After Cortical Spreading Depression is Prevented by Megachannel Inhibition

Luciana Frick, IBYME-CONICET, Argentina
Unraveling the role of serotonin in reward-directed learning

Vaibhav Gaur, Panjab University, India
The possible protective effect of memantine and its combination with sertraline against post-stroke depression in mice

Leticia Germano, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
IRS-1 inhibition links impaired insulin signaling in Alzheimer’s and type-2 diabetes: Protection by anti-diabetic drugs

Vivianne Glaser, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
The intra-hippocampal leucine administration impairs memory consolidation and LTP generation in rats

Ana Lúcia Gomes, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
A2a adenosine receptor blockade prevents the reactive gliosis induced by monocular enucleation in the rat superior colliculus

Anna Kamynina, Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Federation
Immunotherapeutic effects of synthetic fragments of alpha7-subunit acetylcholine receptor and the prion protein in the experimental model of Alzheimer’s disease

Cynthia Katche, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
New player in memory persistence: Retrosplenial Cortex

Elena Kuleshova, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
The neurons of the prefrontal cortex are able to discriminate the value of food reinforcement in the delayed reward task in cats

Maria Laus, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Effects of experimental presentation of thin media images on body satisfaction and food choices of college men and women

Veronica Murta, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Argentina
Central demyelination exacerbated by systemic IL-1B induced chronic inflammation

Mounir Ouzir, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Morocco
Facets of insight and impulsivity in schizophrenia

Manuela Padurariu, Gr.T.Popa University , Romania
Oxidative stress in mild cognitive impairment, a signal for Alzheimer disease?

Ajay Prakash, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India
Growth factor induced stem cell attenuates an acust phase change induced by partial cerebral ischemia in mice

Shilpa Ravinder, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
A role for the central nucleus of the amygdala in mediating the anxiogenic effects of acute SSRI Administration.

Elizaveta Rutskova, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS, Russian Federation
The characteristics of sleep during early days of pregnancy in rats

Tiago Santos, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Serotonin-induced dipsogenic, hipophagic and sleep response in pigeons (Columba livia): mediation by 5-HT1/2 and 1-adrenoceptors

Yi Sun, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China
Spatiotemporally coordinated neuron development generates circuits nesting travelling waves

André Takatsu-Coleman, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
Stressful stimulus and memory retrieval: 12 hours of sleep deprivation-induced memory improvement in the plus-maze discriminative avoidance task in mice

Zahra Taslimi, Neuroscience Research Center, Islamic Republic of Iran
Block of CB1 receptor in ventral tegmental area could inhibit orexin-induced condition place preference in rats

Jyothsna Thuganti, JSS Medical College and Hospital, India
Molecular studies in evidencing on increasing levels of Iron and Copper and its correlation to DNA integrity in ageing human brain

Alexey Ustugov, Institute of Physiologically Active Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Dimebon prevents proteinopathy-induced neurodegeneration in gamma-synuclein transgenic mice

Sung Min Yang, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sensory processing by a nonspiking neuron in the leech

Ting Zhang, Beijing Institute for Neuroscience, China
Efficacy and mechanism of T10 combined with gene therapy in parkinsonian model

2010 Award Recipients
Fernando Benetti, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Early postnatal maternal deprivation in rats induces memory deficits in adult life that can be mediated by modification of the cholinergic system and the CREB and ERK1/2 phosphorylation.

Carolina Dalmasso, INIMEC-CONICET, Argentina
Estrogenic modulation of angiotensin AT1 receptors (AT1-R) in response to acute body sodium and water depletion

Maria De Rosa, Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquimicas de Bahía Blanco, Argentina
Characterization of a neuronal-like GABAergic system in human lymphocytes

Paula Farias, Ponticial Catholic University, Chile
Novelty objects increase histamine release in the Lateral septum

Eduardo Albino Fortaleza, University of São Paulo, Brazil
The peripheral mechanisms involved in the cardiovascular responses evoked by microinjected of into noradrenaline of the MeA in unanesthetized rats

Maria Andrea Godino, INIMEC-CONICET, Argentina
Sodium appetite: why does it not develop immediately after sodium depletion?

Laura Gonzalez, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Immunoglobulins-G interact with calcium channels

Parthiv Haldipur, National Brain Research Centre, India
Role of sonic hedgehog signaling in human cerebellum development

Fleur Howells, University of Cape Town, South Africa
The effects of childhood trauma on EEG activity during a go-no-go task

Sofia Jurgensen, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
D1/D5 receptor activation protects neurons from synaptic dysfunction induced by Alzheimer’s Abeta oligomers

Mahati Krishna, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India
Short duration environmental enrichment facilitates escitalopram mediated recovery of depression induced cognitive deficits

Edinéia Lemos de Andrade, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
The role of TRPA1 receptor in overactive bladder induced by spinal cord injury

Lingling Lu, Captial Medical University, China
Overexpression of a-Synuclein Causes Mitochondrial Vacuolization and Reduces Membrane Potential by Interacting with Mitochondrial Voltage-Dependent Anion Channels

Ruchi Malik, Natinal Centre for Biological Sciences, India
The amygdala responds differently to enriched environment compared to the hippocampus

Rocio Martinez Vivot, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Schwann cells and iron: Evidence of an independent uptake mechanism

Andre Mecawi, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil
Effects of estradiol on c-Fos expression in hypothalamic oxytocin and vasopressin neurons after hemorrhage in female rats

Hisham Mohammed, National Brain Research Centre, India
Corticocortical connections of the motor cortex in rats: Evidence for two motor areas

Maria Monti, Córdoba National University, Argentina
Contextual cues relevance in the expression of diazepam withdrawal: correlation to hippocampal synaptic plasticity and hippocampal Arc protein expression

Maria Victoria Oberholzer, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Argentina
Effects of Muscarinic Toxins 1 and 2 on CA1 synapses of rat hippocampus

Antonio Oliveira, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Role of the PI-3K/Akt/mTOR pathway in microglial inflammatory activity

Olasunmbo Ovolabi, University of Iilorin, Nigeria
Activities of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase and Lactate Dehydrogenase Enzymes in Ketamine induced N-methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Hypofunction model of Schizophrenia in prefrontal cortex of Rats

Rui Prediger, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Intranasal administration of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) in mice models early pre-clinical phase of Parkinson’s Disease: Further evidence of the olfactory vector hypothesis

Daniel Rial, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Plasticity of the dopaminergic mesocorticolimbic pathway underlies the increased resistance to ethanol addictive properties in cellular prion protein (PrPC) null-mice

Sergey Salozhin, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Federation
NGF-induced differentiation of PC12 cells causes an accumulation of active caspase-3

Mauricio Sandoval, University of the Andes, Chile
A proteomic approach to study plastic changes induced by chronic fluoxetine treatment in the rat telencephalon

Marina Snitcofsky, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Argentina
Facilitation of an aversive task by a none aversive one: what it depends on?

Ramón Sotomayor-Zárate, Millennium Institute of Stress and Addiction, Chile
Repeated cocaine administration prevents stressin I-induced dopamine and glutamate release in the rat lateral septum area

Toni-Lee Sterley, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Effects of early life stress on an animal model of ADHD and an animal model of depression/anxiety disorder

Christofer Thomas, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India
Amygdalar inactivation during stress ameliorates chronic stress-induced reduced hippocampal long-term potentiation and enhanced anxiety

Ana Luzia Turchetti-Maia, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Surround suppression in the owl visual wulst

2009 Award Recipients
Daniele Aguiar, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Blockade of TRPV1 in the dorsolateral periaqueductal grey induces antiaversive effects in rats

Kiran Akula, Panjab University, India
Effect of serotonergic system in the anticonvulsant effect of adenosine against pentylenetetrazol-induced seizure threshold in mice

Lucas Alvares, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Disruption of traumatic memory by midazolam and its long-term consequences

Augustin Anastasia Gonzalez, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Glial cell-line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is essential for electroconvulsive shock-induced neuroprotection in the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system

Shruti Baijal, University of Allahabad, India
Controlled access to working memory during statistical property judgment: an examination of distributed attention theory using Event Related Potential measures

Hajnalka Bokor, Institute of Experimental Medicine, India
Nucleus specific cortical control of thalamic nuclei, convergence of cortical and peripheral driver afferents

Kathryn Bertolini Simão da Silva, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Evidence for participation of transcription factors in the antinociceptive activity of mixture of alpha and beta amyrin triterpenes on neuropathic and inflammatory pain

Janaina Brusco, University of São Paulo, Faculty of Medicine of Riberão Preto, Brazil
Structural features of the posterodorsal medial amygdala of rats

Cecilia Calero, Instituto de Investigaciones e Ingenieria Genetica y Biologica Molecular, Argentina
Functional modulation of homomeric r1 GABAC receptors by ascorbic acid

Hong Cao, Institute of Neurobiology, China
Activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase in the anterior cingulate cortex contributes to the induction of long-term potentiation in rats

Jiadong Chen, Institute of Neuroscience, China
Astrocytes Activation Mediates Heterosynaptic Long-term Depression

Valeria della Maggiore, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Argentina
The human mirror system may be activated predictably by abstract cues

Amaicha Depino, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Argentina
Maternal care and perinatal inflammation contributions to postnatal programming of anxiety and depression-related behavior

Fabricio do Monte, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Efficacy of Prazosin in the extinction of Contextual Conditioned Fear in rats

Renata Guedes, Central Methodist University, Brazil
Peripheral nerve injury increases GSH antioxidant system activity and nNOS expression in the spinal cord

Fleur Howells, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Level of perceived mental effort is reflected in changes of cortical activity during attentional tasks: an EEG and ERP study in healthy controls

Ezidin Kaddumi, The Hashemite University, Jordan
Effect of vagal territory stimuli vs. pelvic territory stimuli on urinary bladder function in male rats

Niranjan Kambi, National Brain Research Center, India
Topography of primary motor cortex in monkeys with dorsal spinal cord Injuries

Maria Rosa Katunar, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Expression of dopaminergic transcription factors in prenatally stress rats at different ages

Jose Miguel Laffita Mesa, CIRAH, Cuba
Loss of Caa interruption in large normal alleles atx2 is a risk factor to sca2 gene instability: A haplotype and sequence based study in large cuban kindreds

Eric Murillo-Roderiguez, Autonomic University of Campeche, Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
The pharmacological properties of cannabidiol in a prolonged-wake study

Alberto Ramos, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
S100B effects on neurons are determined by RAGE expression and the basal NFKB activity: Implications for neuro-glial cross-talk after ischemia

Laxmi Rao, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India
Impact of early adverse life experience on fear learning and memory

Valia Rodriguez, Cuban Neuroscience Center, Cuba
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2008 Award Recipients
Aditi Bhattacharya, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Differential mechanisms of serotonin- and dopamine-mediated internalization of the human serotonin 2A (5-HT2AR) receptor

Sraboni Chaudhury, India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Effect of prenatal auditory stimulation on the spatial orientation of chicks and expression of PSD-95 in the hippocampus

Volodymyr Cherkas, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Ukraine
Hippocalcin signaling in spines of hippocampal neurons

Fabio Damasceno, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Inhibition of Caesin Kinase 2 induces p53 dependent cell cycle arrest and sensitizes glioblastoma cells to Tumor Necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) induced apoptosis through SOCS-1 induction

Nato Darchia, Ilia State University, Georgia
Family environment and sleep quality in children

Deepti Dubey, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Alternate splicing reveals a novel mechanism for the EPM2A gene in Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy

Oleksii Grygorov, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Non-inactivating potassium current of the GABAergic hippocampal interneurons

Glaucia Hajj, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brazil
Stress Inducible Protein 1 neurotrophic functions involve protein synthesis stimulation via the mTOR pathway

Bogna Ignatowska-Jankowska. University of Gdansk, Poland
Systemic administration of cannabidiol increases natural killer (NK) cells number in peripheral blood

Maciej Jankowski, University of Gdansk, Poland
Immunotherapeutic effects of synthetic fragments of alpha7-subunit acetylcholine receptor and the prion protein in the experimental model of Alzheimer’s disease

Sâmia Joca, University of São Paulo, Faculty of Medicine Riberão Preto, Brazil
Cannabidiol prevents stress-induced behavioral and cardiovascular consequences: possible involvement of 5HT1A-receptors

Eugen Khomula, The International Center of Molecular Physiology of NAS, Ukraine
Nimodipine reverses abnormalities of calcium signaling in sensory DRG neurons of rats with different forms of diabetic neuropathy

Ricardo Kusuda, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Up-regulation of PKR mRNA expression in the dorsal root ganglion and spinal cord dorsal horn under inflammatory and neuropathic pain states

Cristiane Mota Leite, University of São Paulo, Brazil
The fos-related antigens expression in hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons during the day of estrus 

Maria Cecilia Martinez, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Novelty induces the formation of long-term memories

Violeta Medan, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Directional escape to visual stimuli. Retinotopic organization and response properties of lobula giant neurons in the crab chasmagnathus

Johnbull Ogboi, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
Pattern of pains experienced by HIV/AIDS patients from selected antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment centres in north western Nigeria

Mauro Oliveira, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil
Prostaglandin E2 decreases Na+,K+-ATPase activity in rat hippocampal slices through EP3 and EP4 receptors

Verónica Piatti, Fundación Instituto Leloir-CONICET
Neuronal maturation in the adult dentate gyrus during a learning associative task

Lucas Pinto, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Is speed encoded in the owl visual wulst?

Leonardo Resstel, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Activation of CB1 cannabinoid receptors in Medial Prefrontal Cortex modulate the expression of contextual fear conditioning in rats

Mahmoud Elahdadi Salmani, Modarres University, Islamic Republic of Iran
Adenosine A1 receptor inhibition unmasks primed burst induced LTP in CA1

Talkad Sathyaprabha, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India
Pulmonary function tests and Phrenic Nerve Conduction studies in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Byrathnahalli Suryanarayana Rao, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
Restoration of stress-induced cognitive deficits by activation of resident stem cells in the adult hippocampus

Andrii Sotnyk, JSS Medical College and Hospital, India
Two groups of postsynaptic GABAa receptors differentially contribute to low and high frequency presynaptic activity at GABAergic hippocampal synapses

Raphael Szawka, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Kisspeptin regulates prolactin secretion in rats

Ernane Uchoa, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Sensory processinActivation of corticotrophin-releasing factor neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus in response to food intake is modulated by glucocorticoids g by a nonspiking neuron in the leech

Padmaraju Vasudearaju, Central Food Technological Research Institute, India
Molecular studies on Tau altering the integrity of DNA and its relevance to neurodegeneration

Camila Zold, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
An increased gain in the cortico-striatal pathway is responsible for the abnormal activity induced downstream in the basal ganglia in dopamine depleted rats

2007 Award Recipients
Daniele Aguiar, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Antagonism of NMDA receptors in the dorsolateral periaqueductal grey induces different patterns of cellular activation after predator exposure

Jose Baizabal, Autonomic University of Mexico, Mexico
Neuronal differentiation potential of neural precursor cells transplanted to the embryonic midbrain

Flavio Beraldo, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brazil
Stress inducible protein 1 promotes protein synthesis in neurons via the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway

Hajnalka Bokor, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary
Influence of extrareticular GABAergic inhibition on higher order thalamic relays

Tamar Chachua, Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, Georgia
Noradrenergic modulation of hippocampal seizure activity: in vivo and in vitro studies in rat

Thiago Cunha, University of São Paulo, Brazil
The PI3kgamma/AKT intracellular signaling pathway mediates peripheral antinociceptive action of morphine

Mark Hunt, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland
Bilateral microinjection of MK801 in the nucleus accumbens induces high frequency oscillations (150 Hz) in freely moving rats

Istvan Katona, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary
Neuroanatomical basis for retrograde signaling by 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol (2-AG), the candidate synaptic endocannabinoid of glutamatergic synapses in the central nervous system

Eugen Khomula, International Center for Molecular Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
Different forms of diabetic sensory neuropathy are associated with changes in calcium signaling via VR 1 and T-type calcium channels in nociceptive DRG neurons

Olga Kopach, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Ukraine
A switch of Ca2+-impermeable AMPA receptors expressed on spinal dorsal horn neurons into Ca2+-permeable AMPA receptors after peripheral inflammation

Maria Kruse, IBYME-CONICET, Argentina
Hypoxia induces actin cytoskeletal changes in neostriatal dendritic spines

Marilene Lopes, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brazil
Association of cellular prion protein to laminin and stress inducible protein 1 promotes dorsal root ganglia axonogenesis

Karin Moreira, Federal State University of São Paulo, Brazil
Relationship between sleep parameters and inhibitory avoidance performance in sleep deprived rats

Eugeny Serge Nikitin, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Federation
Somal depolarization leads to the potentiation of single axonal spikes in a state-setting molluscan modulatory neuron

Satyanarayan Padi, ISF College of Pharmacy, India
The nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma mediates the antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and antihyperalgesic actions of pioglitazone

Eva Szego, Eötvös University, Hungary
Estrogen-induced regeneration of the basal forebrain cholinergic neurons and the possible mechanisms

Viktor Varga, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary
Very short latency, temporally focused responses of hippocampal interneurons to the stimulation of the median raphe nucleus

Waldiceu Verri, State University of Londrina, Brazil
IL-33 mediates mbsa challenge-induced articular and cutaneous hypernociception in mice via tnf-a and il-1ß production

2006 Award Recipients
Madhurima Benakareddy, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Regulation of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMP) and Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases (TIMP) by Electroconvulsive seizures and pharmacological antidepressants

Javier Bernacer Maria, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
Morphological features, distribution and compartmental organization of the calbindin D28k immunoreactive interneurons in the human striatum

Agota Biro, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Romania
Release probability-dependent quantal sizes at hippocampal GABAergic synapses

Noemi Borhegyine Holderith, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary
Unique subcellular distribution of Kv4.2 and Kv4.3 A-type potassium channels in the rat main olfactory bulb

Paolo Brambilla, University of Udine, Italy
Assessment Of Cortical Lobe Perfusion In Schizophrenia: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

Carolina Cebrián, Center for Applied Medical Research, Spain
Thalamus innervation by substantia nigra neurons in the rat

Cristina Fonseca, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
On the mechanism of synaptic vesicles recycling in the presence of ouabain

Cláudia Funchal, Central Methodist University, Brazil
Branched-chain alpha-keto acids accumulating in maple syrup urine disease induce morphological alterations and oxidative stress in glial cells

Yuyoung Joo, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Mefenamic acid shows neuroprotective effects and improves cognitive impairment in in vitro and in vivo Alzheimer's disease models

Maria Martinez de Lagran, Genomic Regulation Center, Spain
Experimental study of molecular and cellular factors affecting cortical functionality in an animal model of Down syndrome

Carolina Oliva, University of Valparaíso, Chile
Synaptic plasticity in olfactory connections to cortical amygdala during postnatal development, and its modulation by sensory experience

Sergey Salozhin, Institute of. Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Federation
Tetanisation of withdrawal interneuron leads to cannabinoid-dependent inhibition of synaptic transmission between monosynaptically connected cells in nervous system of Helix lucorum

Gabriela Salvador, Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquimicas de Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Regulation of phoaphatidylcholine metabolism by growth factors in bovine rod outer segments 

Juliet Taylor, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
Role of PArkin Co-Regulated Gene (PACRG) in Parkinson's Disease

Pei-Yu Wang, University of Otago, New Zealand
Mullerian Inhibiting Substance may virilize lumbar spinal motor nuclei