Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience Frankfurt (ICNF)
Welcome to the web pages of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience Frankfurt (ICNF) at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
How does the brain work – A biological, philosophical and cultural challenge for modern society!
How did the brain develop? How does it function? How does our brain learn? What is the seat of our personality? Is there a free will?
To answer these questions scientists within the ICNF apply the most up-to-date anatomical, cell biological, molecular biological, physiological and computational methods. > General concept
Diseases of the nervous system – A humanitarian, social and economical challenge for modern society!
Within the overaged society the prevalence of age-related diseases of the nervous system has considerably increased.
It is the aim of the ICNF to explore the causes of neurological diseases and to shorten the time from bench to bedside.
The ICNF represents a consortium of over 40 research groups in Frankfurt, Germany. These belong to the Faculties of Medicine, Biological Sciences, Psychology and Sport Science, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science, Mathematics and Physics and in addition to the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics and the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).
The general purpose of the ICNF is the promotion of neurosciences in Frankfurt, with the goal of leading neuroscientific research and education in Frankfurt towards scientific excellence.
This is going to be fostered by:
Encouraging the exchange of ideas and communication between individual research groups
Public relations work to promote the visibility of the Frankfurt neurosciences
Promotion of young researchers, including establishing of a Masters program in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
International cooperation in the field of neuroscience
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Prof. Dr. Herbert Zimmermann
60438 Frankfurt am Main
Phone 069 79829602
Fax 069 79829606