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Monday, 18. February 2019

Marie Curie Fellowship for postdoc Anna Schroeder (Letzkus Lab)

The European Commission has recently awarded Anna a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to work abroad. [more]

Tuesday, 15. January 2019

New call for the Max Planck Junior Scholars Program now open

High-school students (10th and 11th graders) can apply till February 15, 2019 [more]

Thursday, 03. January 2019

What fuels memory?

Mitochondria are essential for local protein synthesis and synaptic plasticity in neurons [more]

Friday, 21. December 2018

Two Japanese prizes for Hiroaki Norimoto (Laurent Lab)

Postdoc Hiroaki Norimoto has been awarded a grant from Kanae Foundation as well as the prestigious Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists. [more]

Wednesday, 19. December 2018

Two postdocs from the Laurent Lab receive a Humboldt Fellowship

The Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers will allow Sara Haddad and Shahaf Weiss to work on their two-year projects studying camouflage behavior in cuttlefish (Sara) and memory systems in reptiles (Shahaf).  [more]

Monday, 10. December 2018

Two EMBO Long-term fellowships for postdocs from the MPI for Brain Research

Both Anna Schröder and Chao Sun have been awarded this prestigious two-year grant to support post-doctoral research in a European lab. [more]

Wednesday, 05. December 2018

Thirteenth IMPRS student graduates

On December 4, Lisa Kochen successfully defended her thesis, titled "Application of a developed tool to visualize newly synthesized AMPA receptor components in situ" at the Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany). [more]

Wednesday, 21. November 2018

Julijana Gjorgjieva has been awarded the 2018 Research Prize from Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation

Julijana Gjorgjieva is one of the four Max Planck Research Group Leaders at the Institute and received the Research Prize in "Computational Biology: New Methods in Biology-Oriented Information Technologies With Impact On Basic... [more]

Tuesday, 06. November 2018

Maria Antonietta Tosches (postdoc at Laurent lab) selected as Next Generation Leader for the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Maria Antonietta Tosches has been nominated from a pool of international applicants and will be one of the six 2018 Next Generation Leaders  [more]

Saturday, 03. November 2018

Erin Schuman has been awarded the Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) recognizes Erin Schuman for her outstanding career achievements in neuroscience and for promoting the professional advancement of women in neuroscience. She will receive this prestigious award... [more]

Wednesday, 17. October 2018

Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage

Computational image analysis of behaving cuttlefish reveals principles of control and development of a biological invisibility cloak [more]

Monday, 15. October 2018

Twelfth IMPRS student graduates

On October 12, Andreas Stehl successfully defended his thesis, titled "The Role of Synaptopodin in Neuroinflammation and Retinoic Acid-Mediated Synaptic Plasticity in the Mouse Hippocampus" at the Goethe University (Frankfurt in... [more]

Monday, 01. October 2018

Ninth call for applications IMPRS for Neural Circuits now open

Students call apply to the program till December 1, 2018. We also offer a fast track option. [more]

Thursday, 27. September 2018

Master of the tree – novel form of dendritic inhibition discovered

A unique feature that sets neurons apart from all other cells are their beautiful, highly elaborate dendritic trees. These structures have evolved to receive the vast majority of information entering a neuron, which is integrated... [more]

Tuesday, 25. September 2018

Raunak Basu (Ito Lab) has received funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers will support Raunak for a period of 24 months as of March 2019, during which he expects to generate more insight into a long standing question in neuroscience. [more]

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