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 2017 till February 2018) 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 classes 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 10, 2017: Ethics in science; Gilles Laurent (MPI)   
  • October 10, 2017 (17.30-20.30): Master Class by Jochen Triesch (FIAS)
  • October 17, 2017: Cell biology of the neuron; Erin Schuman (MPI)
  • October 24, 2017: Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Torfi Sigurdsson (Goethe University)
  • November 7, 2017: Self-organization; Jochen Triesch (FIAS)
  • November 14, 2017: Optogenetics: Tools and Applications; Alexander Gottschalk (Goethe University)   
  • November 21, 2017: Neuronal dynamics in orthogonal bases; Tatjana Tchumatchenko (MPI)
  • November 28, 2017 (GU - Blue Tower): Neurodegenerative diseases; Georg Auburger (Goethe University)   
  • December 5, 2017: Neural Coding; Julijana Gjorgjieva (MPI)   
  • December 12, 2017: Morphological modeling; Hermann Cuntz (ESI)   
  • December 19, 2017: Gene/molecular networks; Amparo Acker-Palmer (Goethe University)   
  • January 9, 2018: Animal Models in Neuroscience (round table)
  • January 16, 2018: Brain States: Martin Vinck (ESI)
  • January 16, 2018 (17.30-20.30): Master Class by Kristian Franze (University of Cambridge, UK)   
  • January 23, 2018: Cortical Maps; Matthias Kaschube (FIAS)   
  • January 30, 2018: Representation of environmental geometry in the brain; Hiroshi Ito (MPI)  
  • February 13, 2018 (GU - Blue Tower): Reward systems and motivation; Jochen Röper (Goethe University)





Dr. Arjan Vink

Coordinator IMPRS for Neural Circuits

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