Mouse Brain-Scanning Worldprize


Mouse Brain-Scanning Worldprize

$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)

The mouse brain refers to the brain of Mus musculus. Various brain atlases exist.

Brain mapping is a set of neuroscience techniques predicated on the mapping of (biological) quantities or properties onto spatial representations of the (human or non-human) brain resulting in maps.

Brain mapping is specifically defined, as the study of the anatomy and function of the brain and spinal cord through the use of imaging, immunohistochemistry, molecular & optogenetics, stem cell and cellularbiology, engineering, neurophysiology and nanotechnology.

Despite superficial differences, especially in size and weight, the mouse brain and its function can serve as a powerful animal model for study of human brain diseases or mental disorders. This is because the genes responsible for building and operating both mouse and human brain are 90% identical.

Mouse Brain-Scanning Worldprize

The solution can include:

This competition calls for improved technologies, experiemnts, equipment associated with mouse brain scanning with the ultimate goal of improving human brain knowledge.


Proposals must be in writing , maximum 40 pages including images, charts and diagrams.