Vanessa Stempel, Group Leader

Education and Positions

2021 –
Max Planck Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany
2015 – 2020                
Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Tiago Branco at Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Visiting scientist with Prof. István Katona at Momentum Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, KOKI, Hungary
PhD in Neuroscience with Prof. Dietmar Schmitz at Free University of Berlin and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
MSc in Biomedicine with Prof. Mark Farrant at UCL, UK
BSc in Biology, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Jagiellonian University, Poland (2007 – 2008)

Awards and Grants

2023 – 2025
Behrens-Weise Foundation
2022 – 2024
Alfred Dollwet Foundation
UCL Early Career Neuroscience Prize, Junior Scientist Category
2017 – 2020              
Postdoctoral fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
2007 – 2008              
Undergraduate scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), ‘Go East’ Initiative


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