External funding

Excellence Initiative
Cluster of Excellence Frankfurt (CEF)
 Macromolecular Complexes

Principal Investigator: Erin Schuman

Duration: 01.11.2012–31.10.2017

Horizon 2020: ERC Starting Grant

Neural circuits for route planning in goal-directed spatial navigation

Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Ito
Duration: 01.05.2017-30.04.2022
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Horizon 2020: ERC Advanced Grant
Specialized Ribosomes for Neuronal Protein Synthesis
Principal Investigator: Erin Schuman

Duration: 01.08.2017–31.07.2022
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FP7 Ideas: ERC Advanced Grant

Cortex Simplex

Function and computation in three-layer cortex
Principal Investigator: Gilles Laurent 

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FP7 Ideas: ERC Starting Grant
Modulation of neocortical microcircuits for attention
Principal Investigator: Johannes Letzkus
Duration: 01.02.2014-31.01.2019
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FP7 Cooperation: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)


Investigation of local and global cortical circuits with advanced neural probes for high-resolution electrophysiological monitoring and optogenetic stimulation

Principal Investigator: Wolf Singer

Duration: 01.01.2013–30.06.2017

Collaborative Research Centre
SFB 1080
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Homeostatis
Principal Investigators: Erin Schuman, Gilles Laurent and Tatjana Tchumatchenko
Duration: 01.01.2017–31.12.2020

Collaborative Research Centre

SFB 1193 
Neurobiologie der Resilienz gegenüber stressinduzierter psychischer Dysfunktion: Mechanismen verstehen und Prävention fördern
Principal Investigator: Erin Schuman (Title: "Developing a zebrafish model to identify novel mediators for resilience")
Principal Investigator: Johannes Letzkus (Title: "Cortical mechanism of adaptive fear extinction and resilience")
Duration: 01.07.2016 - 30.06.2020

Collaborative Research Centre

SFB 902 B01

Molecular Mechanisms of RNA-based regulation
Principal Investigator: Erin Schuman

Duration: 01.07.2011–30.06.2019

DFG Priority Programme

SPP 1665
Dissection of cortico-amygdala circuits controlling aversive behavior using novel mono- and bi-synaptic retrograde viral tools

Principal Investigator: Johannes Letzkus
Duration: 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2019

Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize 2016

Awardee: Tatjana Tchumatchenko

Japan Science and Technology Agency
Spatiaotemporal light control to investigate behavioral decisions based on the brain's spatial representation system
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Ito
Duration: 01.10.2016 – 31.03.2020

BMBF – Förderung der Wissenschaftlich-Technologischen Zusammenarbeit (WTZ) mit Neuseeland
Detektion neu synthetisierter Proteine an Synapsen mit EM-Immunogold in Kombination mit modifizierten puro-PLA und FUNCAT-PLA Methoden
Principal Investigators: Erin Schuman and Beulah Leitch
Duration: 01.05.2015 – 30.04.2017


Spontaneous cortical activity in vitro: spatiotemporal dynamics
Principal Investigators:
Wolf Singer and Irini Skaliora
Duration: 07.04.2014–31.12.2017


Plasticity mechanisms of genetically-defined neocortical layer 1 interneurons during associative learning
Principal Investigator:
Johannes Letzkus in collaboration with Ivo Spiegel (Weizmann Institute)
Duration: 01.06.2016 – 31.05.2019


Neural circuits for route decisions using an internal metric of space in the hippocampus
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Ito
Duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018

Horizon 2020: Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions 2014
Individual Fellowship
Mitochondrial Dynamics and Local Protein Synthesis in Dendrites
Principal Investigator: Vidhya Rangaraju
Duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2017

EMBO Long-Term Fellowship

The local sculpting of ribosomes in dendrites of the CA1 hippocampus.
Principal Investigator:
Anne Biever
01.07.2017 – 30.06.2019

EMBO Long-Term Fellowship

Exploring plasticity in three-layered reptilian cortex.
Principal Investigator:
Lorenz Fenk
Duration: 01.02.2018 – 31.01.2020

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Unraveling the composition of newly synthesized AMPA-type glutamate receptor complexes in dendrites
Principal Investigator:
Anne-Sophie Hafner
01.03.2017 – 28.02.2019