Growing nerves

Rita-Levi Montalcini’s Nobel Prize nomination is at risk. Solve all the puzzles to understand Rita’s conjectures and present them to the Scientific Committee in order to help her win the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

Rita-Levi Montalcini’s Nobel Prize nomination is at risk as the Scientific Committee is still not convinced of her worth – they are largely biased because she is a woman. Despite co-discovering the nerve growth factor with Stanley Cohen, it seems that he is the one getting the most attention, with the rest of the scientific community largely ignoring her contribution to this immense scientific discovery. In this office, you will find everything that you need to learn about her and her work. You only need to search well and think fast. Solve all the puzzles relating to the nerve growth factor and the general principles of neurobiology to understand her conjectures better. She has managed to contribute to important processes that led to modern cell biology and it would be a big shame to see her lose the Nobel Prize. You only have 45 minutes to solve puzzles, gather information and make a short but convincing presentation to the Scientific Committee to convince them of her talent.