Modern Topics in neuroscience

Melanie Heck showing the Auburger Lab during the interview symposium 2014 (photo: Arjan Vink)

During the Modern topics in neuroscience (October 2016 till February 2017) course, the key concepts and topics of studies are taught. It includes interactive lectures, master classes by experts, and a round table discussion on animal models.
The courses are open for (doctoral) students and postdocs from the neuroscience community in the Rhine-Main area. Registration (by sending an email to the IMPRS coordinator) is however compulsory. In addition, we will register your attendance.
All classes take place on Tuesday afternoon (14.00-17.00 hours) at Katz room of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (Max-von-Laue Str. 4, campus Riedberg) unless stated otherwise.

  • October 5, 2016: Ethics in science; Gilles Laurent (MPI)
  • October 11, 2016 (17.30-20.30): Master Class by Casper Hoogenraad (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
  • October 18, 2016: Cortical Maps; Matthias Kaschube (FIAS)
  • October 25, 2016: Self-organization; Jochen Triesch (FIAS)   
  • November 1, 2016: Master Class by Christian Lohmann (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)   
  • November 8, 2016: Neuronal dynamics in orthogonal bases; Tatjana Tchumatchenko (MPI)
  • November 15, 2016: Cell biology of the neuron; Erin Schuman (MPI)   
  • November 22, 2016: Neural Coding; Julijana Gjorgjieva (MPI)   
  • November 29, 2016: Neurodegenerative diseases; Georg Auburger (Goethe University)   
  • December 6, 2016: Morphological modeling; Hermann Cuntz (ESI)   
  • December 13, 2016: Gene/molecular networks; Amparo Acker-Palmer (Goethe University) 
  • January 17, 2017: Animal Models in Neuroscience (round table discussion)
  • January 17, 2017 (17.30-20.30): Master Class by Silvio Rizzoli (University Göttingen Medical Center, Germany)   
  • January 24, 2017: Representation of environmental geometry in the brain; Hiroshi Ito (MPI)
  • January 31, 2017 (11.00-14.00, GU - Blue Tower): Reward systems and motivation; Jochen Röper (Goethe University)
  • February 7, 2017: Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Torfi Sigurdsson (Goethe University)
  • February 14, 2017: Optogenetics: Tools and Applications; Alexander Gottschalk (Goethe University)





Dr. Arjan Vink

Coordinator IMPRS for Neural Circuits

T: +49 69 850033-2900
M: +49 175 2647988