Educational Program

Kaue Costa showing the Röper lab during the 2015 interview symposium (photo: Arjan Vink)

All IMPRS students start with rotations at two different research groups of their choice. At the end of the term they will present their results together with a research proposal and choice of lab at the Thesis Proposal Day (taking place in April/Mai 2016).

Besides a free choice of research topic and lab, the IMPRS for Neural Circuits developed a course program with a large variety of different courses to attend. All courses are awarded with European Credits (EC, 22 in total). All IMPRS students receive an additional document when they graduate showing the courses they attended and the amount of EC collected.

During the rotations the following course program will be organized for the new-generation IMPRS doctoral students:

  • Modern Topics in neuroscience (October 2015 till January 2016) in which the key concepts and topics of studies are taught. It includes interactive lectures, master classes by experts, and a round table on animal models. 2.5 EC
  • Modern Techniques in neuroscience (April till June 2016) which cover a wide range of modern neuroscience, biological and analytical techniques used to address the relevant questions in neuroscience. 2.5 EC

The following activities are organized throughout the year (Credit points in brackets):

In December 2013, a retreat/summer school was organized for all IMPRS doctoral students. (1 EC)

Optional are:  




Dr. Arjan Vink

Coordinator IMPRS for Neural Circuits

T: +49 69 850033-2900

M: +49 175 2647988