The Centre for Developmental Neurobiology is delighted to announce the recruitment of two new group leaders: Benedikt Berninger and Adil Khan! Their wide-ranging experiences in neurobiology will be strong assets to the Centre.
Benedikt Berninger is an outstanding neuroscientist with a clear vision on how fundamental research can be harnessed for repairing diseased neural circuits. His work is at the leading front of the field, as testified by his publications in some of the leading journals, including Nature Cell Biology, Cell Stem Cell and Neuron. Benedikt has received several major awards during his career and he has recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Science, one of the most prestigious schemes to support world-class researchers in the UK. Before joining our Centre, Benedikt Berninger was a Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany).
Adil Khan research focusses on understanding the neural mechanisms of visual learning and attention in mice. Adil has received several prestigious awards and fellowships, including a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship and an Ambizione Fellowship from the Swiss National Foundation. More recently, he has been awarded the Sir Henry Dale Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Fellowship, one of the most prestigious Career Development Awards in the UK. Before joining our Centre, Adil was an Independent Postdoctoral Fellow at the Biozentrum (Basel, Switzerland).