Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Sten Griller’s work on forebrain control of goal-directed motion has taken an all-round approach in modern neuroscience – from ion channels to behaviour. Working in particular on locomotion in lamprey and zebrafish, Grillner in particular elucidated general principles by which specific motor programmes are selected and controlled by the brain. His numerous honors and awards include the coveted Kavli Prize in Neuroscience and his Presidency of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). He currently acts as the Director of the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology at Karolinska, and outgoing General Secretary of the International Brain Research Organisation.
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