Neurosciences in Berlin – International PhD Fellowships

The Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN) invites applications for
its PhD program. Students currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program
and expecting to graduate before October 2022 are encouraged to apply.

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MYALINK - platform wins Health-i Award 2021 from Handelsblatt and Techniker Krankenkasse

Dr. Maike Krause and Dr. Sophie Lehnerer, two scientists from the Department of Neurology at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, have won this year's Health-i Award in the young talent category with their project MyaLink. MyaLink is a digital platform that connects patients with rare diseases such as myasthenia gravis with their specialists.

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ECN Lab for Open Innovation in Science

This year’s Lab for Open Innovation in Science (LOIS) for the ECN PhD students took place in Berlin. 

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The new ECN cohort of PhD students has started

We would like to extend a warm welcome to you as you begin your first academic year here in Berlin with the ECN. We are happy that you have chosen to become a member of our neuroscience community!

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Unexpected pairings

Being able to precisely turn on or off particular neurons in the brain at will was a major challenge for the neuro- science field, and few could have anticipated that the solution would come from algae. The 2021 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award recognizes the contributions of ECN Member Peter Hegemann, Dieter Oesterhelt, and Karl Deisseroth for their discovery of light-sensitive microbial proteins that can activate or silence brain cells. 

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Peter Hegemann received one of the 2021 Lasker Awards

America’s top biomedical research prize honors the discovery of light-sensitive microbial proteins that can activate or dampen individual brain cells - and their use in the development of optogenetics

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