Dr. Nóra Bunford, one of the postdoctoral research fellows of the Department of Ethology, has been awarded the Junior Prima Prize on 24th of November, 2017, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Bunford’s research is focused on the etiological and pathophysiological bases and behavioural manifestations of dysfunctional emotional processing, as well as on the multi-method measurement of this phenomenon. She is also interested in basic and comparative research on emotional processing. Relying on the results of such studies, she is further interested in applied science examining the various negative effects of dysfunctional emotional processing on daily functioning and the implications of these for pharmacological and psychosocial preventions/treatments.
The Junior Prima prize has been awarded since 2007 to outstanding young individuals below the age of 30 years in various categories, except for science, where the upper age limit is 33 years. Senior scientists, members of the academy, professors and experts appointed by the Magyar Fejlesztési Bank (Hungarian Bank of Innovation) recommend numerous competitors for this prestigious prize. This year 58 talented young people have been recommended; the expert jury choose those 10, who, regardless of their age, have internationally acknowledged publications and scientific achievements. As competition was great, scientific novelty and practical applicability of research findings were decisive in final decisions about where the awards will go.
László Lovász, the President of the Hungarian National Academy, Edit Juhász, deputy secretary of state from the National Ministry of Innovation and Tamás Bernáth, president-director of the Magyar Fejlesztési Bank (Hungarian Bank of Innovation) conferred the award on the winners.
Nóra is in the center of the first row on the picture.