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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]

Thursday, 20. October 2016

Seeking balanced networks: how neurons adjust their proteins during homeostatic scaling.

Neurons adjust their synapses by altering the synthesis of hundreds of proteins to regulate synaptic strength and network activity. [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]

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