Robert Egger, graduate student in the Max Planck Florida Department of Digital Neuroanatomy, received the Otto-Haxel-Prize of the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg in Germany. This annual award honors the best student graduating from the Combined Faculties of Physics and Astronomy.
Egger’s award-winning research project was carried out at the MPFI over the last 12 months and focused on the 3D reconstruction of an entire region of the rat brain. “Robert’s results now enable us to reconstruct the neural networks that underlie behavior, such as decision-making, with unprecedented precision”, said Dr. Marcel Oberlaender, supervisor of the project. Egger remains at the MPFI, where he will extend his research to the simulation of sensory-evoked signal flow through parts of the reconstructed rat brain.

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