Educational Program

Kaue Costa showing the Röper lab during the 2015 interview symposium (photo: Arjan Vink)

All IMPRS students start with rotations at two different research groups of their choice. At the end of the term they will present their results together with a research proposal and choice of lab at the Thesis Proposal Day (taking place on May 24, 2017).

Besides a free choice of research topic and lab, the IMPRS for Neural Circuits developed a course program with a large variety of different courses to attend. All courses are awarded with European Credits (EC, 22 in total). All IMPRS students receive an additional document when they graduate showing the courses they attended and the amount of EC collected.

During the rotations the following course program will be organized for the new-generation IMPRS doctoral students:

  • Modern Topics in neuroscience (October 2016 till February 2017) in which the key concepts and topics of studies are taught. It includes interactive lectures, master classes by experts, and a round table on animal models. 2.5 EC
  • Modern Techniques in neuroscience (April and May 2017) which cover a wide range of modern neuroscience, biological and analytical techniques used to address the relevant questions in neuroscience. 2.5 EC

The following activities are organized throughout the year (Credit points in brackets):

In addition, many classes from the wide variety of Master studies are open to IMPRS students (register by contacting the coordinator in brackets) including

Up till now, we organized two retreats: December 2013 (Prague) and April 2016 (Lisbon) (1 EC)

Optional are:  




Dr. Arjan Vink

Coordinator IMPRS for Neural Circuits

T: +49 69 850033-2900

M: +49 175 2647988