Peter Somogyi, Director of the UK Medical Research Council Anatomical
Unit and Professor of Neurobiology at The University of Oxford received
Semmelweis-Budapest Award in 2012. In his acceptance speech he
announced his wish
to dedicate the ten thousand EUR prize to a foundation to be set up for
supporting young talent and named after Stephen W. Kuffler (1913-1980),
centenary of Kuffler’s birth in Hungary. Former pupils and colleagues
joined the initiative. Further generous pledges by the family, fellow
and the general public made it possible for the “Stephen W. Kuffler
Foundation” to be registered with the Hungarian authorities, in
Stephen W. Kuffler's Court of Benefactors:
Edward A. Kravitz
Rodolfo R. Llinas
John G. Nicholls
A. David Smith
UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt.
Sylvester E. ViziTorsten Wiesel
Faculty of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine,
in honor of Professor Ivan Soltesz for his contributions as Chair of the Department.
- Promoting the development of medical- and life sciences through the support of scientific excellence.
- Supporting the education, research and conference travel of Hungarian and Central European young scientists.
- Awarding the Stephen W. Kuffler Research Scholarship for Central European students.
Dr Ágnes Kittel (secretary) Doctor of Science, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary
Dr László Hunyady, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Professor of Physiology, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Dr Anita Kamondi, Doctor of Science, Professor of Neurology, Institute of Clinical Neurology, Hungary
Dr Béla Péter Merkely, Doctor of Science, Professor of Cardiology, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Dr Ferenc Nagy, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Professor of the Biological Research Institute, Szeged, Hungary
Dr János Podani, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Professor of Ecology, Eötvös University, Hungary
Dr József Somogyi, PhD, Hungary
W. Kuffler Research Foundation is supported
by an international Scientific Advisory Board, whose Founding
†David H., Hubel, MNAS, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1981), USA
Eric R., Kandel, MNAS, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2000), USA
Edward A. Kravitz, MNAS, George Packer Berry Professor of Neurobiology, USA
Rodolfo R. Llinas, MNAS, Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience, USA
John G. Nicholls, FRS, Professor of Neuroscience, Italy
A. David Smith, FMedSci, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, Oxford, UK
Peter Somogyi, FRS, FMedSci, MHAS, Professor of Neurobiology, UK and Hungary
E. Sylvester Vizi, MHAS, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hung. Acad. of Sci.. Hungary
Torsten Wiesel, MNAS, 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Rockefeller Univ., USA†D.H. Hubel died on 22nd September, 2013.