Professor Avishai Henik (University of Ben-Gurion University of The Negev, Israel) has been awarded the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Mentoring Prize for his outstanding contributions in facilitating the careers of neuroscientists in Europe. With this prize, the FENS-Kavli Scholars recognise the essential role of mentoring in building up a successful, healthy and innovative neuroscience community. They believe that mentoring facilitates both neuroscientists’ careers and scientific progress. 19 nominations came in from across Europe, all demonstrating an inspiring commitment to mentoring. Prof. Henik was nominated by current and former colleagues for going above and beyond in his efforts to teach and champion researchers. Professor Henik listens to his students, their needs, difficulties and suggestions and treats them all as equal team members. He induces enthusiasm and confidence in his students and postdocs and is able to bring the best in any of his mentees. Professor Henik aims at building a lab where all help each other and create a social atmosphere where people can see that science is fun, interesting and enjoyable.
Watch here the video featuring the Winner of the FKNE Mentoring Prize 2020
FKNE Mentoring Prize 2020
Prof. Avishai Henik
Ben-Gurion University of The Negev
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The 2020 Mentoring Prize Selection Committee*
* The Selection Committee members are ineligible for nomination for the Mentoring Prize in the year(s) they sit on the Committee.
The FKNE Mentoring Prize is sponsored by the FENS Committee of Higher Education and Training (CHET).