News Archive

Wednesday, 24. January 2018

How turtles analyze their visual environment

In mammals, such as cats or humans, the six-layered cerebral cortex is one of the most important brain areas for conscious processing of sensory information. Cortical evolution started many millions of years before humans and... [more]

Monday, 15. January 2018

Tatjana Tchumatchenko recognized as one of the 25 young innovators

As part of its 25th anniversary, Focus Magazine selected Tatjana Tchumatchenko (Max Planck Research Group Leader at our Institute) as one of 25 young innovators who will shape Germany in the future.  [more]

Thursday, 07. December 2017

Tenth IMPRS student graduates

On November 27, Katharine Shapcott successfully defended her thesis, titled: “Visual Area V4: Noise Correlations in Absence of V1 and Reward Related Activity” at the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). [more]

Wednesday, 15. November 2017

Tatjana Tchumatchenko receives MainCampus Educator Award

Tatjana Tchumatchenko, the leader of Theory of Neural Dynamics Group at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, has been awarded the MainCampus Educator Award by Frankfurt-based the Polytechnic Foundation that aims to... [more]

Tuesday, 14. November 2017

Anne Biever receives prestigious grant from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Postdoc Anne Biever was recently awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. These fellowships allow young scientists from abroad to carry out long-term research at a research institution in Germany.  [more]

Thursday, 09. November 2017

Julijana Gjorgjieva receives 2017 NARSAD Young Investigator Award to study spontaneous activity in the developing mouse brain

With the grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Max Planck Research Group Leader Julijana Gjorgjieva will characterize specific aspects of normal brain development. The work will focus on spontaneous activity, a... [more]

Monday, 06. November 2017

Detecting new proteins in behaving mice

By using innovative labeling methods, Max Planck researchers develop a technique to measure newly synthesized proteins in the active mouse brain. [more]

Tuesday, 10. October 2017

Traudl Engelhorn Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Paul Donlin-Asp

Paul Donlin-Asp, postdoctoral fellow in the Schuman lab, was awarded a Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project “Probing the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Translation at the Synapse”. [more]

Monday, 09. October 2017

Applications and limitations of linear response functions in models of neural circuits.

All functions of the brain are generated by neural circuits with complex nonlinear interactions and feedback loops. In the past decades, many of them were successfully described by less complex approaches based on linear response... [more]

Friday, 06. October 2017

Andreas Nold (Tchumatchenko Lab) receives Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Science from the Joachim Herz Stiftung

In the Tchumatchenko Lab, Andreas models the interactions between different types of cells in the brain causing multiple sclerosis (MS) in close collaboration with researchers from the University Medical Center, Johannes... [more]

Sunday, 01. October 2017

New IMPRS call now open!

Till December 1, 2017 it will be possible for students to apply to the 8th round of the International Max Planck Research School for Neural Circuits to study the brain the heart of Europa. [more]

Wednesday, 20. September 2017

Highly precise wiring in the Cerebral Cortex

Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits, whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true for the so-called cerebral cortex of mammals, where among other things vision, thoughts or spatial... [more]

Monday, 19. June 2017

Bar of Science - Join us!

On June 27 and 28, seven excellent scientists of the Max Planck Institute will give lectures in five different cafés and bars as part of the Bar of Science initiative. [more]

Tuesday, 13. June 2017

Ninth IMPRS student graduates

On June 6, Jianguang Ni successfully defended his thesis, titled: “Modulation and Control of Neuronal Gamma-Band Synchronization” at the Department of Biological Sciences of the Goethe University. [more]

Tuesday, 13. June 2017

Erin Schuman elected as member of Leopoldina

We are happy to announce that Erin Schuman, Director at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Brain Research, was recently elected as a member of German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. [more]



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