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Tuesday, 25. October 2016

Sweetening neurotransmitter receptors and other neuronal proteins

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

Sunday, 18. September 2016

Hiroshi Ito receives prestigious grant from Japan

The Japan Science and Technology Agency funds a project of our Max Planck Research Group to investigate navigation circuits by using optogenetic tools. [more]

Sunday, 17. July 2016

Two fellowships for Ana Alupei

Ana Alupei, master student in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience at the Goethe University and intern at the Tchumatchenko Group, received fellowships from both Main Campus and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).  [more]

Monday, 23. May 2016

German Research Foundation SPP 1665 funds work in the Letzkus lab to dissect the organization of cortical circuits connecting to the amygdala.

The amygdala is a key brain area for emotional learning and memory in animals and humans. In order to form these associations, the amygdala integrates information from diverse sites in the brain. Input from cortex is for instance... [more]

Thursday, 28. April 2016

Bearded dragons show REM and slow wave sleep - brain sleep appeared early in vertebrate evolution

Behavioral sleep is ubiquitous among animals, from insects to man. In humans, sleep is also characterized by brain activity: periods of slow-wave activity are each followed by short phases of Rapid-Eye-Movement sleep (REM sleep).... [more]

Thursday, 07. April 2016

María Belén Pardi receives a prestigious HFSP fellowship

The European Human Frontiers Science Program funds scientists in different phases of the careers.María Belén Pardi was one of the 69 awardees in 2016 round of the long term fellowships. She will use the grant to fund her own... [more]

Wednesday, 23. March 2016

Tatjana Tchumatchenko receives the prestigious Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize

The Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize is awarded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and the Ministry of Science (BMBF) and is one the most prestigious national prizes for young scientists. Since 1977, five female and five male... [more]

Thursday, 17. March 2016

HRinfo listeners visit the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

On Monday March 14, 2016, six listeners of the local radio station HRinfo visited the MPI for Brain Research. Two directors, Erin Schuman and Gilles Laurent, explained their research to them and a tour was giving through the... [more]

Monday, 22. February 2016

Magnetoreception molecule found in the eyes of dogs and primates

Dog-like carnivores and some primate species may have a magnetic compass similar to that of birds. [more]

Monday, 01. February 2016

Sabrina Münzberg receives „Add-on Fellowship” to study synaptic connectivity

Sabrina is one of the twenty scientists in Germany who received a „Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Science“. We congratulate her on this success. [more]

Wednesday, 13. January 2016

Im memoriam: Dr. Heinz Stephan

On 3 January 2016, Dr. Heinz Stephan, Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, passed away at the age of 91.The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research mourns a highly... [more]

Wednesday, 04. November 2015

Wolf Singer honored by the city of Frankfurt

On November 3, 215, Wolf Singer, Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, received the "Ehrenplakette der Stadt" at the Limpurg-Saal of the Frankfurt city hall. [more]

Thursday, 29. October 2015

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research commemorates its tragic past.

On October 28, 2015, the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (MPI-BR) organized an event to commemorate the murder of 38 children on October 28, 1940 in the institution Brandenburg Görden. The Institute hosted the first... [more]

Wednesday, 21. October 2015

Circuit training: How networks of neurons mediate learning

The brain has an enormous capacity to store information, and to retrieve it again in a highly efficient way that is to date unmatched by any computer. How the brain achieves this is still largely a mystery, although the neuronal... [more]

Wednesday, 14. October 2015

International Symposium at the MPI for Brain Research features Eve Marder as keynote speaker

Between October 14 and 16, the Frankfurt and Mainz-based Collaborative Research Center 1080 ("Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Homeostasis") will be holding an International Symposium at the Max Planck Institute for... [more]

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