International Literature Festival Berlin

The 17th annual International Literature Festival Berlin will take place from September 6 - 16th, 2017. Approximately 200 authors present their work at the festival every year.

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New Head of the Department of Pediatrics with the main focus on neurology

Prof. Dr. Angela M. Kaindl is new Head of the Department of Pediatrics with the main focus on neurology.

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ECN booth at the Long Night of Science 2017

On 24th June 2017 the Long Night of Science took place for the 8th time in Berlin. From 5 to 12 pm the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin organized together with NeuroCure and the Center for Stroke Research Berlin a brain-teaser and a painting activity for kids at our booth.

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Long Night of the Sciences

The Night of the Sciences is an annual event in Berlin and Potsdam and will be held on June 24, 2017. Over 70 scientific institutions give an insight into their work.

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ECN supports Soapbox Science 2017 Berlin

On Sunday 4th June 2017 between 2 and 5 pm, Berlin will host its very first soapbox science event in Tempelhofer feld. Female scientists will step on their soapboxes and tell you about the fascinating work they do, so come join us and add a little extra excitement to your Sunday stroll!

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Congratulations to our new 15 Einstein PhD Fellows!

After our Selection Symposium held on 3-6 April 2017 we are happy to be looking back on three fantastic days with very good student research talks and lively discussions.

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Volker Haucke receives the Avanti Award in Lipids

Volker Haucke has received the Avanti Award in Lipids from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) for his research on the roll of membrane lipid homoeostasis during cell transport. "Haucke's findings are of central importance for cell physiology and pathophysiology," according to Britta Brügger and Thomas Söllner from the Biochemistry Centre at the University of Heidelberg, who nominated Haucke for the award.

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Breakthrough: Charité-based researchers discover new mechanism of action

Researchers from CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a new way of developing painkillers. The team of researchers used computational simulation to analyze interactions at opioid receptors – the cell's docking sites for painkillers. When used in an animal model, their prototype of a morphine-like molecule was able to produce substantial pain relief in inflamed tissues. However, healthy tissues remained unaffected, suggesting that the severe side effects currently associated with these types of painkillers might be avoided. This research has been published in the current issue of the journal Science*.

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How naked mole-rats defy lack of oxygen

As most naked mole-rats scurry off to work, some continue to lie on their backs for a while in the sleeping chamber. It’s not laziness that keeps these animals from fulfilling their duties in the eusocial community structure of the mole-rats – it’s ventilation. 100 naked mole-rats may sleep together in a mound, and last night they were stuck in the middle. „The air can get very stuffy in these underground burrows,” says Professor Gary Lewin, a researcher at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC). Oxygen levels can drop to conditions that would be life-threatening for other species.

 

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Photos & Videos from ECN Symposium are now online

Missed our Symposium 2016? Or, want to remind yourself of what was discussed?
The ECN Opening Symposium held at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin has been successfully recorded.

Watch the videos, here on our youtube channel.

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Opening Symposium of the Einstein Center for Neurosciences

The official opening took place on December 8-10, 2016 with a festive grand opening symposium. We are happy to be looking back on three marvelous days filled with amazing new insights, impulses and lively discussions.

The kick-off meeting was held in Berlin at the Veterinary Anatomy Theatre with an introduction to the Berlin history of Neurosciences, the symposium continued on Friday with talks from our distinguished speakers.

 

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Thank you to everyone who joined the Opening Symposium of the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin!

After our Opening Symposium held on 8-10 December 2016 we are happy to be looking back on three marvelous days filled with amazing new insights, impulses and lively discussions.

Over 300 participants helped to make our event a huge success. We had fantastic talks, and a great party thanks to our speakers and guests!

Please check back over the next week for photographs and updates. 

If you missed this symposium, we will provide you with the talks (online) as soon as possible.

 

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ECN at SfN's 46th annual meeting

The Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN) is pleased to announce their involvement in SfN's (Society for Neuroscience) 46th annual meeting.

The meeting 2016 will take place November 12-16 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, collaborate with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.

We hope you will join us for this great networking opportunity. Meet more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

https://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2016/

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"Brains in vivo and in silico: from Synapses and Circuits to Brain-Inspired Technologies"

The German Neuroscience Society announces travel stipends for young researchers for the participation in the symposium "Brains in vivo and in silico: from Synapses and Circuits to Brain-Inspired Technologies" to be held in Jerusalem, Israel on November 28 – 30, 2016. The symposium is jointly organized by the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Young qualified researchers will have the opportunity to present their own work to German and Israel key neuroscientists in poster sessions and to discuss the most recent developments with them. Besides lectures and discussions the scientific program also includes lab visits. The conference language is English, subsequently the posters must be prepared and presented in English.

The stipend awardees will be selected by a committee of the German Neuroscience Society.

The stipend amounts to 350 Euro and can be used for travel expenses (based on receipts). In addition it includes waived registration fee, free participation in the social events and accommodation (hotel rooms will be booked by the organizers).

 

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ECN at the Naturejobs Expo 2016

The Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN) is pleased to announce their involvement in the 2016 Naturejobs Career Expo.
The Expo will take place on Friday 16th September at the Business Design Centre, London. This event is the perfect opportunity for you to obtain more information about the ECN. Stop by at our booth we would love to talk to you about our PhD Program.
At the Naturejobs Expo 2016 in London you can meet a diverse selection of national and international employers from academic institutions and scientific industries with live job vacancies and training programs.

 

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ECN at FENS 2016 in Copenhagen

The Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin was represented at FENS for the first time with a booth at the 10th FENS Forum in Copenhagen, July 2-6, 2016. The booth was a tremendous success, and for three days we were very busy presenting our Center and the upcoming new training program. It was exciting to see how much interest the ECN generated among FENS participants. We had many great conversations with students, scientists and exhibitors alike.
The conference drew over 5800 participants from more than 76 countries around the world.

The FENS Forum 2016 facilitates and promotes the exchange of knowledge and neuroscience research.

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