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Brain Prize 2023 for Erin Schuman

With the Brain Prize 2023, the Lundbeck Foundation honours the pioneering work of Erin Schuman from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Christine Holt from the University of Cambridge and Michael Greenberg from Harvard Medical School. The researchers have revolutionised our understanding of how nerve cells regulate the production of the brain’s many thousands of proteins. They have uncovered crucial mechanisms for brain development and function and provided insights into the origins of neurodegenerative diseases and developmental disorders.

CRC 1080 extended

The German Research Foundation (DFG) approves third funding period for the Collaborative Research Centre 1080 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Neural Homeostasis.

The CRC 1080, which started in 2013, has been extended by four years for the second time, so that the funding will continue through to 2024. Goethe University is the coordinator with Prof. Amparo Acker-Palmer as spokesperson. The DFG is providing € 2 million per year for four years of research. In the CRC 1080, scientists from various disciplines investigate how the brain and nervous system maintain stability as a complex system while also remaining accessible and flexible.

A video portrait of the Master program “Interdisciplinary neuroscience”

Students from Riedberg TV show the Master’s program “Interdisciplinary Neuroscience” in a video portrait.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Deller new member of the Leopoldina

Prof. Dr. Thomas Deller, deputy director of the ICNF, was accepted into the Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences, the oldest scientific-medical scholarly society in the German-speaking area and the oldest permanently existing natural research academy in the world. The Leopoldina elects outstanding scientists from all over the world as its members. They advise politicians and foster exchange with foreign academies and scientists.


A portrait of the Master program “Interdisciplinary neuroscience”

Find here an article about the Master program “Interdisciplinary Neuroscience” published in UniReport 1.19 of Goethe University. PDF for download

Summer program of the Young Investigators’ Colloquiums

Starting June 13, PhD students of the ICNF groups meet for talks and drinks.

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Blood vessels and nerve cells communicate

Previously unknown function of blood vessels in the brain discovered. Prof. Amparo Acker-Palmer publishes in “Science” on neurovascular communication in the brain.

Neurons rise from sleep in the hippocampus

New nerve cells also develop in the adult brain throughout life. Researchers at the Institute of Clinical Neuroanatomy and the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience have discovered how these neurons rise from sleep in the hippocampus, a key region for learning.

Rhine-main neuroscience community met in Oberwesel

The 5th Biennial Meeting of the rhine-main neuroscience network, which once again took place in the beautifully situated Oberwesel am Rhein, was again a great success.

Twilight perception

The brain processes weak visual stimuli better in the morning and evening than at noon, according to the international team led by Frankfurt neuroscientists Christian Kell, Lorenzo Cordani and Joerg Stehle.

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