Unit director Peter Somogyi receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich. Prof Dr Michael Hengartner the President greeted Peter as the latest Honorary Doctor of the prestigious University of Zurich. The title will be bestowed on him in a ceremony Dies Academicus on the 26th of April. Peter collaborated with world leading neuroscientists the late Peter Streit and the current head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Prof Jean-Marc Fritschy. Prof Hengartner wrote “I take great pleasure in informing you of the decision of the Faculty of Medicine to award you an honorary doctorate. This high distinction recognizes and honors your outstanding achievements in research on neuronal circuits in the cerebral cortex “. In his acceptance letter Peter replied: “I am delighted to learn that the Faculty of Medicine recommended the awarding of an honorary doctorate to me of you esteemed University, which I hold in the highest regard”.