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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]

Tuesday, 15. January 2019

New call for the Max Planck Junior Scholars Program now open

High-school students (10th and 11th graders) can apply till February 15, 2019 [more]

Thursday, 03. January 2019

What fuels memory?

Mitochondria are essential for local protein synthesis and synaptic plasticity in neurons [more]

Friday, 21. December 2018

Two Japanese prizes for Hiroaki Norimoto (Laurent Lab)

Postdoc Hiroaki Norimoto has been awarded a grant from Kanae Foundation as well as the prestigious Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists. [more]

Wednesday, 19. December 2018

Two postdocs from the Laurent Lab receive a Humboldt Fellowship

The Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers will allow Sara Haddad and Shahaf Weiss to work on their two-year projects studying camouflage behavior in cuttlefish (Sara) and memory systems in reptiles (Shahaf).  [more]

Monday, 10. December 2018

Two EMBO Long-term fellowships for postdocs from the MPI for Brain Research

Both Anna Schröder and Chao Sun have been awarded this prestigious two-year grant to support post-doctoral research in a European lab. [more]

Wednesday, 05. December 2018

Thirteenth IMPRS student graduates

On December 4, Lisa Kochen successfully defended her thesis, titled "Application of a developed tool to visualize newly synthesized AMPA receptor components in situ" at the Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany). [more]

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