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.
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...
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...
Witnessing the birth of a tiny RNA at brain synapses.
On January 23, Isabelle Chang successfully defended her thesis at the Department of Biological Sciences of the Goethe University.
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...
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.
On November 25, Christoph Hartmann graduated at the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics of the Goethe University.
Researchers discover a “sugar-code” for neuronal membrane proteins.
Neurons adjust their synapses by altering the synthesis of hundreds of proteins to regulate synaptic strength and network activity.
The Japan Science and Technology Agency funds a project of our Max Planck Research Group to investigate navigation circuits by using optogenetic tools.
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).
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...
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)....
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...
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