September 2019

OpenScope, a unique new approach to neuroscience research, is launching soon with a visual perception project by Jens Kremkow

Jens Kremkow, ECN-Member will have his project in visual perception brought to fruition at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle; its results will be accessible to all interested scientists. The project is part of a new endeavor called OpenScope – a project spanning various institutions that was begun in 2018 and modeled after shared astronomy observatories that became the seat of major findings about the physical universe.

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Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2019

Together with our partner institutions, members and friends we would like to welcome the new cohort of the ECN PhD fellows.

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Autoantibodies in Pregnancy: A Cause of Behavioral Disorders in the Child?

Dysfunctions in the maternal immune system that occur during pregnancy could possibly lead to impaired brain development in the unborn child. This is suggested by studies by the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, which are based on laboratory experiments and additional findings in humans.

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Rats play hide and seek

All around the world children play hide and seek. But do animals do so too? In a recent study, scientists from the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin and the Humboldt University Berlin show that rats can quickly learn a rat-human version of the game and can easily switch between different roles – hiding and searching. The scientists suspect that hide and seek has its origins much earlier in evolution than previously thought. The study has been published on September 13, 2019 in the journal Science.

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Connect at the Neurosciences Alumni Berlin Platform

Our newest network is all about connecting and supporting: Connect – Give back – Expand!
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Volker Haucke admitted to the "Academia Europaea"

Prof. Volker Haucke, Director at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and member of the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence, has been elected to the renowned "Academia Europaea".

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ERC Starting Grants for Promising Young Researchers

For his research on memory, Dr. rer. nat. Nicolas Schuck, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, will receive a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The grant is endowed with approximately 1.5 million euros.

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