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Prof Michael Meaney was awarded the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in Zurich Published on: 05 December 2014

We are delighted to share that Prof Michael Meaney was awarded the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize at a celebratory award ceremony at the University of Zurich on December 5, 2014, from the Swiss charity Jacobs Foundation, for his work on how parental behavior affects children’s brain development and lifelong function.

The Klaus J.Jacobs Research Prize rewards scientific work of high social relevance to the personality development of children and young people.  It is of great importance to the Jacobs Foundation that scientific findings from interdisciplinary research should be applied in practice.  The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize is endowed with one million Swiss francs.

Prof Meaney intends to use the 1 million Swiss francs (S$1.35 million) prize money to fund local and overseas research that uses biology studies to find out how to identify and help the vulnerable children.