News Archive

Thursday, 11. May 2017

Graduate student Fabio Sartori contributes to PNAS paper

Students of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits rotate in different Labs (not exclusively in the MPI for Brain Research) as an orientation phase in order to determine where they wish to work... [more]

Thursday, 11. May 2017

Eighth IMPRS student graduates

On May 10, Kasper Langebeck-Jensen successfully defended his thesis, titled: “Investigating the proteomic changes underlying behavioral adaptation” at the Department of Biological Sciences of the Goethe University. [more]

Monday, 08. May 2017

Seventh IMPRS student graduates

On May 3, Marcel Beining successfully defended his thesis, titled: “On the structural maturation, plasticity, function and computation of adult-born hippocampal granule cells” at the Department of Biological Sciences of the... [more]

Wednesday, 03. May 2017

Wolf Singer elected to National Academy of Sciences

Wolf Singer, Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, is one of the 21 foreign associates recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing... [more]

Monday, 24. April 2017

Hiroshi Ito receives prestigious prize from Japan Neuroscience Society

Hiroshi Ito has been awarded the Young Investigator Award of the Japan Neuroscience Society for his investigation of functional impact and modulatory mechanism of distinct inputs to the hippocampus. The award will be presented at... [more]

Sunday, 09. April 2017

Erin Schuman receives her second ERC Advanced Grant for NeuroRibo project

With this prestigious grant of 2.5 million Euro, Erin Schuman, Director at the Frankfurt-based Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (MPI-BR) since 2009, will study extended functions of the ribosome, the protein-making... [more]

Friday, 31. March 2017

ERC Starting Grant for Hiroshi Ito

Hiroshi Ito, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, receives an ERC Starting Grant to investigate neural circuits for goal-directed spatial navigation. [more]

Thursday, 16. March 2017

How much information can we get from a spike?

Neurons communicate via spikes but how they use those short pulses to code information is still an open question. Recent work at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (Theory of Neural Dynamics Group) reveals that by... [more]

Wednesday, 15. February 2017

IMPRS student Anja Gemmer receives grant from the Christiane Nüsslein Volhard Foundation

Anja Gemmer started her doctoral studies at the Lab of Erin Schuman in 2016 where she studies the role of oxytocin in zebrafish. Anja is delighted about the additional funding which she intends to spend on household help and... [more]

Thursday, 09. February 2017

Bright Spots in Brain Cells

Witnessing the birth of a tiny RNA at brain synapses.  [more]

Monday, 23. January 2017

Sixth IMPRS student graduates

On January 23, Isabelle Chang successfully defended her thesis at the Department of Biological Sciences of the Goethe University. [more]

Saturday, 07. January 2017

Max Planck Society to probe Third-Reich Era Medical Science: thanks to the Institute’s recent activities and investigations

In the most recent issue of Science, journalist Megan Gannon reports on the decision of Max Planck Society’s President Martin Stratmann to nominate an international committee of historians to probe activities of former scientists... [more]

Friday, 09. December 2016

Two students from the Schuman Lab graduate on the same day

On December 8, both Güney Akbalik and Irina Epstein graduated. They successfully defended their thesis at the Goethe University. Both of them will be in the USA for a postdoc.  [more]

Tuesday, 06. December 2016

Fourth IMPRS student graduates

On November 25, Christoph Hartmann graduated at the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics of the Goethe University.  [more]

Tuesday, 25. October 2016

Sweetening neurotransmitter receptors and other neuronal proteins

Researchers discover a “sugar-code” for neuronal membrane proteins. [more]



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