This award has been made possible by a generous donation to the Society by Professor George Paxinos and Professor Charles Watson, commemorating the new edition of their important key reference text "The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates" by Academic Press. The award was established for the most significant neuroscience paper published by any Member of the Society, and is judged annually. Successful nominees will receive a certificate and prize money of $500. Only the first and senior authors will receive a certificate, and the prize money will be sent to the nominating author.
- Any Member of ANS may nominate one of their papers in the field of neuroscience; other authors may be Members or non-Members of the Society.
- Each Member may nominate only one paper per year, but may be a co-author on a paper nominated by another Member.
- The research in the paper must have been substantially undertaken within Australia or New Zealand.
- The judges will rank the nominated papers on the basis of their scientific significance.
How to Apply
- Applications for 2021 are not yet opened.
- Applicants must be Members of ANS.
- The application must refer to a publication with an electronic or hard publication date (whichever is the earliest) of 2020 as indicated on the published manuscript. The nomination may also be supported by up to two short submissions (max 500 words each) from other neuroscientists explaining the significance of the paper.
McFadyen J, Mattingley JB, Garrido MI. An afferent white matter pathway from the pulvinar to the amygdala facilitates fear recognition. Elife. 2019 Jan 16;8:e40766. doi: 10.7554/eLife.40766
Yi-Lynn Liang, Maryam Khoshouei, Giuseppe Deganutti, Alisa Glukhova, Cassandra Koole, Thomas S. Peat, Mazdak Radjainia, Jürgen M. Plitzko, Wolfgang Baumeister, Laurence J. Miller, Deborah L. Hay, Arthur Christopoulos, Christopher A. Reynolds, Denise Wootten and Patrick M. Sexton. Cryo-EM structure of the active, Gsprotein complexed, human CGRP receptor. (2018) Nature, 561(7724): 492-497.
Menuet C, Le S, Dempsey B, Connelly AA, Kamar JL, Jancovski N, Bassi JK, Walters K, Simms AE, Hammond A, Fong AY, Goodchild AK, McMullan S & Allen AM (2017) Excessive Respiratory Modulation of Blood Pressure Triggers Hypertension. Cell Metabolism 25: 739-748.
2017 (dual winners)
Matamales M., Skrbis Z., Hatch R.J., Balleine BW., Götz J. & Bertran-Gonzalez J. (2016) Aging-Related Dysfunction of Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons Produces Conflict in Action Selection. Neuron 90:362-73.
Ittner A, Chua SW, Bertz J, Volkerling A, van der Hoven J, Gladbach A, Przybyla M, Bi M, van Hummel A, Stevens CH, Ippati S, Suh LS, Macmillan A, Sutherland G, Kril JJ, Silva AP, Mackay J, Poljak A, Delerue F, Ke YD, Ittner LM. (2016) Site-specific phosphorylation of tau inhibits amyloid-β toxicity in Alzheimer's mice. Science 354: 904-908.
Neumann, B., Coakley, S., Giordano-Santini, R., Linton, C., Lee, E.S., Nakagawa, A., Xue D. & Hilliard, M.A. (2015) EFF-1-mediated regenerative axonal fusion requires components of the apoptotic pathway. Nature 517: 219–222.
Palmer, L.M., A.S. Shai, J.E. Reeve, H.L. Anderson, O. Paulsen and M.E. Larkum. (2014) NMDA spikes enhance action potential generation during sensory input. Nature Neuroscience 17:383-390
Sivyer, B. and S.R. Williams. (2013) Direction selectivity is computed by active dendritic integration in retinal ganglion cells. Nature Neuroscience 16:1848-1856
Forbes, E.M., A.W. Thompson, J. Yuan and G.J. Goodhill. (2012) Calcium and cAMP levels interact to determine attraction versus repulsion in axon guidance. Neuron 74:490-503.