ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture 2022 winner announced

14 February 2022


On behalf of the ALBA Network, FENS is delighted to announce that Assistant Professor María Elena Avale (Argentina) has been awarded the ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture on Brain Sciences 2022 in recognition of her major discoveries in neuroscience, particularly investigating the functional consequences and therapeutic perspectives of post-transcriptional regulation of the microtubule associated protein tau in tauopathies.

The award will be presented by the ALBA Network and a special lecture will be delivered by the awardee at the FENS Forum 2022 in Paris on Wednesday, 13 July, from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm.  The combined event will celebrate the efforts of Prof. Avale and help to understand the intention behind the creation of this award.

Prof. Elisabeth Binder (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany), member of the ALBA Board of Directors and Chair of the ALBA Awards Selection Committee said, “The idea behind this award is not to just recognise scientific excellence, but to recognize outstanding science from a regional diversity angle. The award wants to ensure that neuroscientists from underrepresented groups have a seat at the proverbial table so that their exciting contributions are seen by as many as possible. As a young researcher with great potential, Dr. María Elena Avale would benefit enormously from this award.”

Find further information in the attached press release.

About the ALBA Network

The ALBA Network aims to promote equity and diversity in the brain sciences. The goal of ALBA is to establish a global network in order to share best practices and provide better visibility, networking and mentoring opportunities to scientists from underrepresented groups in brain research.