Champalimaud Foundation Investigator Carlos Ribeiro elected as member of the first group of FENS-Kavli Scholars
The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and The Kavli Foundation have announced the first FENS-Kavli Scholars – 20 young European neuroscience researchers chosen for the excellence of their research, as well as promise to be among the field’s newest generation of extraordinary pioneers.
Among the 20 elected scholars is Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme Principal Investigator Carlos Ribeiro. Dr. Ribeiro’s team works at the interface of behavior, metabolism and physiology to understand nutritional decision making. Specifically, they aim to understand how the internal metabolic and mating states of the fruit fly affect its decisions. Furthermore, the team investigates how these nutritional decisions in turn affect reproduction and aging. Dr. Ribeiro’s research team applies quantitative behavioural observations, state of the art genetic and molecular techniques, as well as imaging approaches.
These Scholars are the first members of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence. Launched this year, the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence aims to strengthen ties between emerging leaders in European science, establish links between the generation of emerging group leaders and senior scientists, and to foster on-going scientific excellence in Europe.
The FENS-Kavli Scholars embody the best of modern neuroscience, representing outstanding young neuroscientists with diverse and multidisciplinary backgrounds, as both Monica Di Luca and Marian Joëls, current and past President of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, pointed out. Representing a vast geographical diversity and careers in multiple countries across Europe and beyond, this unique Network of Excellence reflects shared values based on openness, collaboration and creativity.
The FENS-Kavli Scholars bring a record of outstanding scientific accomplishments to the network that will surely stimulate networking, discussion and interaction at the highest possible level among the scholars, said Miyoung Chun, Executive Vice President of Science Programs, The Kavli Foundation.
* Text adapted from original press release available of the FENS website.