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<span><span><span>Erin Schuman elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society</span></span></span>

The Royal Society has elected Erin Schuman, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, as a Foreign Member. Founded in 1660, the United Kingdom’s national academy of science is a venerable institution... more

14th Final of the German Neuroscience Olympiad at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

On April 27, the final of the German Neuroscience Olympiad (DNO) took place for the 14th time at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt. more

Science meets entertainment: Frankfurt has brains - live!

On April 24, 2024, the event "Frankfurt hat Hirn - live!" (Frankfurt has brains), organized by the Hertie Foundation together with Frankfurt's neuroscientific institutions, captivated a packed house at the St. Peter Jugendkulturkirche in Frankfurt. more

<span><span><span>Gilles Laurent awarded prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for research on cephalopod camouflage</span></span></span>

Gilles Laurent, director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, has been awarded a 2.5 million Euro European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant to study cephalopod camouflage. more

<span><span><span><span><span>Transgender scientists shed light on the hurdles they face in academia</span></span></span></span></span>

In a first-of-its-kind commentary published March 14, 2024 in the journal Cell, 24 transgender scientists and their family members openly share their experiences in STEMM fields. more

<span><span><span>The Frankfurt Alliance: A New Chapter for Research in Frankfurt and the </span></span></span>Rhine-Main area

On January 30, 2024, an important event took place in the magnificent Kaisersaal of Frankfurt's Römer: The ceremonial launch of the Frankfurt Alliance. more

Leibniz Prize for Moritz Helmstaedter

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research Director Moritz Helmstaedter is honoured with the most important German research prize more

Decoding the Cuttlefish: Unraveling the Enigma of Rapid Camouflage

New tools bring scientists closer to understanding the mechanisms behind how color-blind cuttlefish execute their kaleidoscopic patterns more

New Study Uncovers the Underlying Complexity of Brain Synapses

A new study recently published in CELL is reshaping our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of the brain, the proteins that are present at synapses. more

Empowering Women in Neuroscience

"A European perspective on structural barriers to women's career progression in neuroscience," recently published in Nature Neuroscience, sheds light on the persistent gender disparities in European academic neuroscience. more

Cephalopod camouflage: searching for good matches

Cephalopod camouflage, one of the most fascinating animal behaviors, was remarked upon already by Aristotle, around 350 BC. Many cuttlefish, octopus and squid species evolved means to imitate the substrate onto which they lie so as to escape detection by preys or predators. more

Back to the roots

Back to the roots

June 23, 2023

The Max Planck Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023 with a series of events throughout the year, and in June it returned to its birthplace in Göttingen to host a one-day science market in the medieval town square. more

Brain logistics

Brain logistics

June 01, 2023

Teams from MPI Institutes in Dresden, Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main and Göttingen have joined forces to gain the first evidence of a protein complex responsible for the transport of messenger RNA in neurons more

New study reveals ‘moonlighting’ function of part of the brain’s protein destruction machine at synapses

A major component of the cell’s protein destruction machine moonlights at brain synapses more

Girls’ Day 2023

Girls’ Day 2023

April 27, 2023

Girls' Day is an annual event in Germany designed to encourage girls and women to take up technical and scientific careers. As in previous years, the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research participated in the event and invited a group of school girls to be neuroscientists for one day. more

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