ERC Advanced Grant for Erin Schuman

The Frankfurt Neuroscientist receives her third ERC Advanced Grant to study specialized compartments in neurons more

Julijana Gjorgjieva is awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

DFG and BMBF award the neuroscientist with the most important prize for early career researchers in Germany more

Erin Schuman wins the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award 2022<br /> 

The neuroscientist is honoured for her exceptional achievements in the life sciences and for being an inspiring role model more

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Max Planck Institutes jointly host a film viewing and discussion night featuring “Girl Rising”, a documentary that aims to change the way the world values girls and their education more

Alison Barker awarded an ERC Starting Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) awards its first early-career research grants under Horizon Europe more

Two new research groups at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Alison Barker and Vanessa Stempel joined the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research as new research group leaders in 2021. Alison Barker brings a new model organism to the institute: her group will work on the neural mechanisms underlying social communication in naked mole rats. Vanessa Stempel’s group studies the neural circuits underlying adaptive instinctive behaviours, working at the interface of neuroethology and -physiology. more

2021 Institute Awards

2021 Institute Awards

December 17, 2021

The 2021 Friends of the MPI for Brain Research Science Discovery and Science Support Award laureates have been announced. more

Neurons differentiate between novel and familiar stimuli

Scientists unravel circuit and synaptic mechanisms that allow animals to distinguish between unexpected and predictable stimuli more

The goal in mind

The goal in mind

October 27, 2021

Scientists discover the brain’s internal goal map enabling animals to navigate precisely to a chosen destination more

Old dog learns a new trick

Old dog learns a new trick

October 24, 2021

Neuronal ribosomes dynamically change their composition in a context-dependent manner more

Brain cells work remotely

Brain cells work remotely

October 20, 2021

Neurons use local protein synthesis as dominant source of protein production more

Local supply chains in neurons: who gets the goods?

Scientists discover a tight relationship between the local protein synthesis machinery and its nascent protein products in dendrites more

<p>A molecular switch to adjust synapses</p>

Neurons phosphorylate their proteins in order to sense and respond to changes in network activity more

Erin Schuman appointed Vallee Visiting Professor

The Vallee Foundation announces the appointment of three internationally recognized leaders in the biomedical sciences as new Vallee Visiting Professors (VVPs). more

Hertie-Foundation and FENS award Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize to Julijana Gjorgjieva

Max Planck scientist is recognized for outstanding achievements in the field of computational and theoretical neuroscience more

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