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Medical Student Awarded Runner-up for Neurobiology Prize

With research on synaptic connections in the neocortex, Dr. Ko Ho Owen, Year 5 medical student, is selected as one of the runners-up in this year's Eppendorf & Science Prize for neurobiology. Being the Hong Kong's first scientist to snatch this honour, Owen's winning entry concluding his research achievement has been published in the prestigious scientific journal Science. Owen was presented the award in Washington, DC, on 16 November. 

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology, established in 2002, is a global prize awarded annually to young scientists below age 35 for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. A grand prize winner and up to three finalists will be selected.

Owen's research provides experimental ground for scientists to comprehend how the brain functions. By investigating the functionality of each neuron in brain and their connectivity, he hopes to find ways to fix the malfunction whenever aroused.

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