Call for Applications - ECN PhD program

As of today the ECN application portal is open for applications! The program (PhD program/Fast-track PhD program) is starting in fall 2023. Application closing date is January 15, 2023.

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ECN Board Member Wolf-Julian Neumann receives an ERC Starting Grant

ERC Starting Grants are among the highest European awards. Once again, six researchers from Charité, including Professor Dr. Wolf-Julian Neumann, neuroscientist and board member of the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, were able to convince the European Research Council (ERC). 

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Neurosciences Alumni Berlin is now called the Berlin Neuroscience Network!

With this change in name we want to emphasize that this initiative is there for former and current Berlin neuroscientists who want to connect to each other and network.

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Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2022

After two years of pandemics, we were finally able to hold the Berlin Neuroscience Meeting as an in-person event!
It started on October 13th with a keynote lecture from Anne McKinney, from McGill University, and a get-together with students and postdocs at the BCCN lecture hall. On October 14th, a large crowd met at the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus.

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How visual information travels from the retina to the midbrain

For the first time, neuroscientists from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence (currently in the process of being established) have revealed the precise connections between sensory neurons inside the retina and the superior colliculus, a structure in the midbrain. Neuropixels probes are a relatively recent development, representing the next generation of electrodes. Densely packed with recording points, Neuropixels probes are used to record the activity of nerve cells, and have facilitated these recent insights into neuronal circuits. Writing in Nature Communications*, the researchers describe a fundamental principle which is common to the visual systems of mammals and birds.

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The Einstein Foundation will fund PhD program Computational Neuroscience for three years

After a competitive selection process, the BCCN PhD program will be funded with 300,000 € for three years by the Berlin Einstein Foundation as Einstein Foundation Doctoral Program.

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