News Archive

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]

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]

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]

Friday, 21. September 2018

Laura Bernáez Timón (Tchumatchenko Lab) has been awarded a Fellowship from the Joachim Herz Foundation

Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Life Science offers funding for two years. [more]

Friday, 14. September 2018

Korbinian Brodmann returns to Frankfurt and MPI-BR

On September 14, the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research opened an exhibition about life and work of the neuroanatomist Korbinian Brodmann. [more]

Friday, 24. August 2018

Blood vessels instruct brain development

Neurovascular communication in the brain [more]

Wednesday, 08. August 2018

How we decide on where to go

Neuroscientists discover a mechanism for brain-wide communication when selecting a route towards a destination  [more]

Wednesday, 08. August 2018

Julijana Gjorgjieva has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant

Research Group Leader Julijana Gjorgjieva at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research has received this prestigious grant for the NeuroDevo project. She is one of the 19 laureates currently working at the Max Planck Society.... [more]

Wednesday, 20. June 2018

Cell type and environment influence protein turnover in the brain

New findings provide insight on how the components of different cells in the brain are altered, which could affect our abilities to learn and form memories. [more]

Wednesday, 06. June 2018

Marina Elaine Wosniack (postdoc at the Gjorgjieva Lab) receives a Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship

This two-year grant will support her research project on the neural circuits underlying Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae locomotion. We congratulate her on this great effort. [more]

Thursday, 03. May 2018

Tracing cerebral cortex evolution, cell by cell

Molecular atlases of turtle and lizard brains shed light on the evolution of our own brain [more]

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