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Biographical entry Tork, Istvan (1939 - 1992)

14 February 1939
Budapest, Hungary
21 November 1992


Istvan Tork was a professor at University of New South Wales and a world authority on brain anatomy. He achieved professorial status at the age of 33, at the University of Zambia, and had already published 33 articles by this time. He published an atlas on the rat's brain in 1982. At the University of New South Wales Tork furthered his work on mapping the brain, while also teaching, carrying out research, lecturing at conferences and supervising PhD students. He has received numerous prizes including the Walter Burfitt Prize from the Royal Society of New South Wales (1993) and is commemorated by the Istvan Tork prize for University of New South Wales neuroscience students.

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