Ar the biennial EPNS Research Meeting the EPNS usually presents 2 Research prizes of 2500 Euro each for best presentations of young researchers or research groups (selected by working group chairs and 3 annually selected members of the scientific committee).
Océane Perdaens from Belgium, for her excellent presentation ‘The functional role of micro-RNA on the T-cell dependent immune dysregulation in multiple sclerosis’
Lucia Abela from the United Kingdom, for her excellent presentation ‘Development of a Patient-Derived Dopaminergic Neuronal Cell Model to Study Disease Mechanisms in Childhood Parkinsonism‘
Dr Walid Fazeli from Germany: ‘I am delighted and feel honoured to have received the EPNS Research Prize 2016. The research award recognizes the translational relevance of our work and encourages us to pursue our investigations of the SCN2A mouse model with a particular focus on epileptogenesis and therapeutic strategies. I am particularly pleased that the award acknowledges my effort as a clinician to better understand mechanisms underlying genetic epilepsies by working in a basic science laboratory.’
Dr Ralista Yordanova from Bulgaria: ‘For me it is a really great honour to be awarded with the EPNS Research Prize 2016. This is a recognition that developmental assessment and surveillance with standardized and population-based tools in preschool children is of great importance. I am truly grateful about the award and believe that it will help us to improve developmental assessment in Bulgarian preschool children.’