Workshop at the 29th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting 2020

During the Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting 2020 – ECN fellow Alexandra Tzilivaki organizes a workshop entitled: Dissecting the role of interneurons in mnemonic functions using computational modelling approaches."

Read more … Workshop at the 29th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting 2020

Osmotic stress identified as stimulator of cellular waste disposal

Cellular waste disposal, where autophagy and lysosomes interact, performs elementary functions, such as degrading damaged protein molecules, which impair cellular function, and reintroducing the resulting building blocks such as amino acids into the metabolic system. This recycling process is known to keep cells young and, for instance, protects against protein aggregation, which occurs in neurodegenerative diseases. But what, apart from starvation, actually gets this important system going?

Read more … Osmotic stress identified as stimulator of cellular waste disposal

ECN at Research in Germany virtual fair

Meet us at the Research in Germany virtual fair on academic careers in #Germany and learn more about the

ECN and the ECN Fellowship program. Save the date: 07 July 2020!

Read more … ECN at Research in Germany virtual fair

Translating academic careers into industry healthcare professions

Though academic institutions have contributed enormously to the remarkable growth in the healthcare industry, a key limiting resource for this continued growth is the creation of career opportunities for doctoral graduates.

Read more … Translating academic careers into industry healthcare professions

Discovery of important molecular mechanism of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is the most common form of inherited neuropathies. A genetic mutation causes the insulating myelin layer of peripheral nerves to become progressively damaged, resulting in severe disabilities in the case of CMT type 4B, for instance. Since the molecular basis is largely unknown, this type of CMT is untreatable and incurable to this day. Now researchers from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin, in collaboration with colleagues from Milan, Paris and Mexico, have been able to highlight a new molecular mechanism.

Read more … Discovery of important molecular mechanism of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

The Long Night of the Sciences 2020

This year everything is different: Due to the Corona crisis, the Long Night of Sciences 2020 has also been cancelled. Nevertheless, the Long Night of Sciences 2020 has taken place on the radio.

Read more … The Long Night of the Sciences 2020

DFG approves new Transregional Collaborative Research Center for Neuromodulation

Many neurological disorders are associated with impaired movement. Neuromodulation, the targeted electrical stimulation of nerve cells, can help to control altered neuronal network activity. A new Transregional Collaborative Research Center (SFB/Transregio) will now study the nature of the neuromodulation mechanisms which are responsible for a range of conditions.

Read more … DFG approves new Transregional Collaborative Research Center for Neuromodulation