The King's Gold Medal - or Kongens Gullmedalje - is awarded to outstanding young researchers for scientific work assessed at the University of Oslo. Bjerke received the prize for her PhD thesis "Quantifying cellular parameters across the murine brain: New practices for integrating and analyzing neuroscience data using 3D brain atlases". The 3D atlases, tools, and workflows demonstrated in the thesis are developed through the Human Brain Project and available via the EBRAINS infrastructure.
“It is a great honour to receive the King’s Gold Medal for my PhD thesis” says Bjerke. “I see it as a recognition that the work I have done has contributed meaningfully to the field and that standards and workflows for more open procedures are being seen as important.”
Ingvild E. Berke is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neural Systems at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo. Her research focuses on the use of neuroinformatics and digital atlasing to monitor normal development in the mouse brain. She is also a data curation scientist in the EBRAINS Data and Knowledge services.
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