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Thursday, 12. April 2018

Non-coding RNA reveals its secrets

Scientists from the Schuman Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research have investigated the variety of structures and functions in non-coding parts of messenger RNA (mRNA) from brain cells. These untranslated regions... [more]

Tuesday, 27. March 2018

Max Planck neuroscientist Hiroshi Ito is awarded a prestigious grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program

Research Group Leader Hiroshi Ito (Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany) has been awarded a Young Investigators Grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program of more than one million USD in total. Together... [more]

Tuesday, 13. March 2018

Neural networks: All versatility in one model

Max Planck researchers Nataliya Kraynyukova and Tatjana Tchumatchenko have explored how the structure of neural networks is related to their ability to produce a set of fundamental cortical functions. They have shown that only... [more]

Monday, 05. March 2018

Tatjana Tchumatchenko is awarded a DFG grant to investigate contrast invariance.

Tatjana’s project is part of the Priority Programme “Computational Connectomics”, a newly established research programme which aims to facilitate the automated reconstruction of neural connectivity by strengthening the... [more]

Monday, 05. March 2018

Grant by Christiane Nüsslein Volhard Foundation for Anja Gemmer extended

Anja Gemmer works in the Schuman Lab where she studies the role of oxytocin in zebrafish. Anja is delighted about the additional funding for the next year, which she intends to spend on household help and additional childcare... [more]

Saturday, 24. February 2018

New proteins for new memories

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research have found a way to measure newly synthesized proteins in artificially grown nerve cells from the rat hippocampus after regulating their connectivity for a certain amount... [more]

Wednesday, 24. January 2018

How turtles analyze their visual environment

In mammals, such as cats or humans, the six-layered cerebral cortex is one of the most important brain areas for conscious processing of sensory information. Cortical evolution started many millions of years before humans and... [more]

Monday, 15. January 2018

Tatjana Tchumatchenko recognized as one of the 25 young innovators

As part of its 25th anniversary, Focus Magazine selected Tatjana Tchumatchenko (Max Planck Research Group Leader at our Institute) as one of 25 young innovators who will shape Germany in the future.  [more]

Thursday, 07. December 2017

Tenth IMPRS student graduates

On November 27, Katharine Shapcott successfully defended her thesis, titled: “Visual Area V4: Noise Correlations in Absence of V1 and Reward Related Activity” at the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). [more]

Wednesday, 15. November 2017

Tatjana Tchumatchenko receives MainCampus Educator Award

Tatjana Tchumatchenko, the leader of Theory of Neural Dynamics Group at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, has been awarded the MainCampus Educator Award by Frankfurt-based the Polytechnic Foundation that aims to... [more]

Tuesday, 14. November 2017

Anne Biever receives prestigious grant from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Postdoc Anne Biever was recently awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. These fellowships allow young scientists from abroad to carry out long-term research at a research institution in Germany.  [more]

Thursday, 09. November 2017

Julijana Gjorgjieva receives 2017 NARSAD Young Investigator Award to study spontaneous activity in the developing mouse brain

With the grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Max Planck Research Group Leader Julijana Gjorgjieva will characterize specific aspects of normal brain development. The work will focus on spontaneous activity, a... [more]

Monday, 06. November 2017

Detecting new proteins in behaving mice

By using innovative labeling methods, Max Planck researchers develop a technique to measure newly synthesized proteins in the active mouse brain. [more]

Tuesday, 10. October 2017

Traudl Engelhorn Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Paul Donlin-Asp

Paul Donlin-Asp, postdoctoral fellow in the Schuman lab, was awarded a Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project “Probing the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Translation at the Synapse”. [more]

Monday, 09. October 2017

Applications and limitations of linear response functions in models of neural circuits.

All functions of the brain are generated by neural circuits with complex nonlinear interactions and feedback loops. In the past decades, many of them were successfully described by less complex approaches based on linear response... [more]

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