January 26, 2003

ZDENEK KLEIN FUND

 

 

ZDENEK KLEIN FUND

The ZDENEK KLEIN FUND has been inaugurated on January 1, 2003 in order to support the annual Zdenek Klein Award for Human Ethology.

In that connection the fund is also aimed for:
· supporting and providing funds for research
· starting new educational programs
· support research and publishing activities in the integrated areas connected to Zdenek Klein Award.

Attention to evolutionary approaches to the study of human behavior is important for two reasons:

(1) researchers are beginning more and more to integrate aspects from various scientific disciplines as they recognize that human behavior is too complex to be studied by using a reductionist approach, and

(2) Neuroendocrinology Letters has taken up the challenge to open its doors to a more interdisciplinary approach (for example, note that many previous contributions to this journal are from the field of medicine).



ZDENEK KLEIN AWARD FOR HUMAN ETHOLOGY

"Zdenek Klein Award for Human Ethology" honouring the work and life of the late Zdenek Klein was founded on August 8, 2001 under the Auspices of the Neuroendocrinology Letters, together with the "Club of Friends of the Neuroendocrinology Letters" and the International Journal of the Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine.

The "Zdenek Klein Award for Human Ethology" will be granted once a year for the best work in that field, especially within the area of Integrative Neuroendocrinology and Human Ethology. The intention is to bestow the award annually for what is judged to be the best work in the fields of Ethology and Human Ethology, with special emphasis on integrated sciences within Human Ethology that has been published in the Neuroendocrinology Letters. The award winning study is to be published annually in the October issue of this Journal.

AWARD CEREMONY

The ZDENEK KLEIN AWARD will be presented at the Charles University and, for the initiating years 2001–2002, a joint ceremony for Recipients will be held in Prague in May 2003 under the auspices of the Faculty of Humanities (Dean, Prof. Jan Sokol, Ph.D.) the Faculty of Science, (Dean, Prof. Ing. Karel Stulík, DrSc.) and the 3rd Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Cyril Höschl M.D., DrSc., Director of the Prague Psychiatric Centre). The Homage written by these distinguished colleagues from the Charles University is published in the Special Issue on Human Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology. As an Editor-in-Chief of the Neuroendocrinology Letters, I should like to take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude to them as well as to Doc. Zbynek Šmahel, Ph.D., and to Doc. Ivan Mazura, Ph.D., from the Faculty of Science, for their invaluable initiative and support.
The names of the first laureates for the year 2001 and 2002 confirm the importance and the great value of this Award (more on our website www.nel.edu)

 


RECIPIENTS 2002 – ZDENEK KLEIN AWARD

December 27, 2002:
The ZDENEK KLEIN AWARD FOR HUMAN ETHOLOGY for year 2002 was granted to JAAK PANKSEPP, JOSEPH R. MOSKAL, JULES B. PANKSEPP, ROGER A. KROES, for their Review paper:

"Comparative Approaches in Evolutionary Psychology:
Molecular Neuroscience Meets the Mind
"

published in the SPECIAL ISSUE "Human Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology" Neuroendocrinology Letters Vol.23 Suppl.4, December 2002, pp.105–115.
Read more in the Editorial by Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editorial of the Special issue by Bernhard Fink and Karl Grammer, and in the Laudatio from Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

RECIPIENTS 2001 – ZDENEK KLEIN AWARD

October, 2001:
JAMES V. KOHL, MICHAELA ATZMÜLLER, BERNHARD FINK & KARL GRAMMER, for their article:

"Human Pheromones:
Integrating Neuroendocrinology and Ethology
"

which was published in the Neuroendocrinology Letters including Psychoneuroimmunology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Reproductive Medicine, Chronobiology and Human Ethology, Volume 22 No. 5, October 2001, where also more details about this award were given by the Editor-in-Chief.

Further Information about the research institution(s) and details about the recipients of the Award can be found HERE.
The October issue of the Neuroendocrinology Letters was released on October 29, 2001
The abstract of this Review Article in MEDLINE (PubMed

 

CONTRIBUTE AS A BENEFACTOR

I would like to give my support and contribute as a benefactor.

Individuals, private persons, Institutions, Organizations, Companies, etc, who would like to contribute to the Zdenek Klein Fund, please contact
the Editor-in-Chief of Neuroendocrinology Letters,
Professor Peter G. Fedor-Freybergh by email editor@nel.edu
for more information and payment details.