November 2019

Neurosciences in Berlin – International PhD Fellowships Call for applications for MSc and PhD students

The Einstein Center for Neurosciences (ECN) and the International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences in Berlin are now recruiting students for their programs (MSc, PhD or MD/PhD)!

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Funding for excellent junior clinical neuroscientists at the Charité

The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin is one of six locations selected by the Hertie Foundation for the newly established Hertie Network of Excellence in Clinical Neuroscience. The strategic network and career development program for clinical neurosciences will initially receive a total of five million euros in funding for three years. Of this amount, 660,000 euros will go to four young researchers at the Charité.

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First international vocation Einstein-Profile-Professorship program

With the support of the Einstein Foundation, Berlin's universities have succeeded in attracting three internationally renowned researchers to Berlin as a location for science on a permanent basis. Physicist Cecilia Clementi moves from Rice University to Freie Universität Berlin, neuroscientist Roberto Cabeza from Duke University to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The neurobiologist Benjamin Judkewitz could be kept at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. They are the first to receive funding in the program line "Einstein Profile Professorship".

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Throwback: Berlin Science Week 2019

Under the motto "Slammin like there’s no tomorrow", our Science Slam-Science Rocks event kicked off this years Berlin Science Week on Friday, November 01, 2019.

Between 7 PM and 2 AM, Roadrunner's Paradise swayed and rocked as the slammers used all their powers to entertain the audience, giving unique talks on everything from mathematics to neuroscience. Costumes, props, movies, power-point presentations and other experimental setups – it was all allowed.

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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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Fine-tuning communication: How drugs and diseases influence signals between nerve cells

Nerve cells communicate with one another via signaling molecules. The rule is: the more of these molecules, the stronger the signal. Drugs and diseases influence these processes and can weaken or strengthen the signal. Together with colleagues of Einstein BIH Visiting Fellow Thomas Südhof from Stanford University, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2013 and is supported by Stiftung Charité, Charité researchers have now been able to explain how these communication “modulators” work. They have published their results in the scientific journal Cell.

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Fundamental principle of fatigue and sleep quality regulation found

Human deep sleep is characterized by rhythmical brain waves. In deep sleep millions of cerebral neurons are active in synchrony and generate slow, rhythmical brain waves. After a long time awake, the same brain activity pattern can be measured as a sign for fatigue. A NeuroCure research team led by Dr. David Owald now observed those waves within fruit flies.

 

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