Group Leader

Vanessa Stempel
Personal data
Name: A. Vanessa Stempel
2015PhD in Neuroscience, Free University Berlin, Germany
2009MSc by Research in Biomedicine, University College London, UK
2008BSc in Biology,  Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany and
Jagiellonian University, Poland

Academic positions and research experience
2021/01-Max-Planck Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
2015-2020Postdoc with Prof. Tiago Branco, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK (2016 – 2020), MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK (2015 – 2016)
2015Visiting scientist with Prof. István Katona,Momentum Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, KOKI, Budapest, Hungary
2009-2015PhD student with Prof. Dietmar Schmitz, Neuroscience Research Centre, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2008-2009MSc student with Profs Mark Farrant and Stuart Cull-Candy, Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, UCL, UK
2007-2008BSc student with Prof. Marta Dziedzicka-Wasylewska, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotech., Jagiellonian University, Poland
Awards & Honors
2020‘Free floater’ Max Planck Research Group
2019UCL Early Career Neuroscience Prize, Junior Scientist Category
2017-2020Postdoctoral research fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)

PhD student fellowship, Graduate College GRK1123, DFG

2007-2008Undergraduate scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), "Go East Initiative"