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Thursday, 16. April 2020

Protectives measures and information for visitors at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and rapidly increasing numbers of infections worldwide, the MPI for Brain Research has adopted precautionary measures to protect all employees and guests of the institute. [more]

Wednesday, 12. February 2020

Hidden away: An enigmatic mammalian brain area revealed in reptiles

Scientists find, in reptiles, a brain area previously suspected to play a role in mammalian higher cognitive processes, and establish its role in controlling brain dynamics in sleep.  [more]

Tuesday, 21. January 2020

Erin Schuman is awarded the 2020 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

The Louis-Jeantet foundation is recognizing Erin Schuman for her work on local protein synthesis at neuronal synapses. [more]

Tuesday, 19. November 2019

The neocortex is critical for learning and memory

New study finds that the auditory cortex is indispensable for threat memory, in particular for naturalistic stimuli. [more]

Thursday, 24. October 2019

Deep inside the brain: Unraveling the dense networks in the cerebral cortex

Researchers use 3-dimensional electron microscopy to map the local connectome in the cerebral cortex  [more]

Friday, 27. September 2019

The secret of motivation

How neural circuits drive hungry individuals to peak performance  [more]

Thursday, 22. August 2019

Cascading activity in a cortical network

New study provides unprecedented insights on the nature of neural processing in the cortex.  [more]

Wednesday, 24. July 2019

Location matters: The production site predicts protein abundance

Scientists develop a mathematical model to predict the density and dynamics of proteins in the brain.  [more]

Monday, 15. July 2019

Proteins are needed for memory, but where and when?

Schuman lab develops a tool to inhibit protein synthesis in the right cells at the right time. [more]

Wednesday, 26. June 2019

Helene Schmidt receives the Otto Hahn Medal and Otto Hahn Award (Helmstaedter Lab)

Helene Schmidt has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal and Otto Hahn Award at the MPG's 70th annual meeting in Hamburg for her PhD work carried out in collaboration between Michael Brecht at HU Berlin and Helmstaedter Lab at MPI... [more]

Friday, 17. May 2019

Protein supply in long nerves: how do neurons do it?

Neurons have implemented a local solution, they make proteins on-site. New study from Schuman lab published in Science. [more]

Friday, 29. March 2019

Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship for Chao Sun (Schuman Lab)

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) has recently awarded a prestigious, three-year, cross-disciplinary fellowship to postdoc Chao Sun to support his research.  [more]

Thursday, 28. March 2019

Gilles Laurent receives second ERC Advanced Grant for project on sleep evolution

With this prestigious grant of about 2.5 million Euro, Gilles Laurent, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (MPI-BR) since 2009, will study the role of the claustrum and brain stem in sleep control and the... [more]

Monday, 25. March 2019

Humboldt Research Fellowships for Anna Schroeder (Letzkus Lab) and Chao Sun (Schuman Lab)

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has recently awarded prestigious fellowships to both postdocs at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research to support their research. [more]

Monday, 18. February 2019

Marie Curie Fellowship for postdoc Anna Schroeder (Letzkus Lab)

The European Commission has recently awarded Anna a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to work abroad. [more]

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