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Prof. Dr. Jochen Triesch (ICNF's executive committee member, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt) is coordinator of the new Priority Programme (PP) Computational Connectomics. The young field of connectomics enables the production and study of detailed maps of connections within an organism’s nervous system at unprecedented scale and precision. > more

Prof. Dr. Jochen Roeper became new member of the Gutenberg Research College in Mainz > more

How do neurons and blood vessels "talk" to each other? Neurobiologist Amparo Acker-Palmer receives an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 Mio Euros for 5 years > more

Bernstein Award 2013 for Hermann Cuntz, Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society, Frankfurt and Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, for his investigations on the structure of neuronal connections > more

Ilka Diester (Bernstein Award 2012, Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Frankfurt) receives an ERC Starting grant for her project "Optogenetic dissection of motor cortex dynamics and pathways" > more

Ilka Diester, Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society, Frankfurt, receives Bernstein Award 2012, one of the world’s best endowed junior research awards > more

Gilles Laurent, Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant to study the reptilian cortex > more

Organisation of the brain resembles daily life: The rich get richer and richer – ICNF researchers at the FIAS can explain why synapses develop differently > more (in German)

New rmn² (Rhine-Main Neuroscience Network) Collaborative Research Center 1080 on “Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Homeostasis” is granted 9,3 Mio Euro for 4 years by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft > more

Why do we speak with our left hemisphere? Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft supports Emmy Noether Group of ICNF-member and neurologist Dr. Christian Kell > more (in German)

To better understand Multiple Sclerosis – neuroscientists of the ICNF participate in the new Transregio Collaborative Research Center > more (in German)

Cooperation with Mainz enhancedProf. Amparo Acker-Palmer becomes Fellow of the Gutenberg Forschungskolleg > more (in German)

The research group of Prof. Jochen Roeper is onto the charm of novelty and Morbus Parkinson at the same time > more (in German)

Amparo Acker-Palmer admitted as a member of the prestigious Leopoldina, the German National Acadamy of Sciences > more (in German)

Echolocation is inhered in batsProf. Manfred Kössl could show that neuronal networks for spatial perception exist before the first flight of bats take place > more (in German)

Pain proteins of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans  investigated – research group of Prof. Alexander Gottschalk tracks down genes for nervous conduction > more (in German)

Erin Schuman, Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant to study the fundamentals of synaptic plasticity > more

4 million Euro awarded to the research consortium "Neuronal Coordination" headed by Prof. Ulf Ziemann > more

Prof. Thomas Deller vize-speaker of the DFG-Forschergruppe 1332 "Physiological functions of the APP-Gene Family in the central nervous system" > more

Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers 2010 awarded to Prof. Amparo Acker-Palmer

New target structures for tumour therapy - Prof. Amparo Acker-Palmer publishes in "Nature"

Heisenberg-Professur for Prof. Alexander Gottschalk

Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerd Geisslinger member of EuroPain, the european network against chronic pain

Prof. Horst-Werner Korf director of the newly founded Dr. Senckenbergisches Chronomedizinisches Institut SCI

Founding of the Interdisciplinary Brain Vascular Center at the Frankfurt University Clinic
The new center combines strengths to offer patients with brain vascular diseases the most up to date treatment. The cause of strokes is disrupted blood supply to the brain and hemorrhaging inside the cranium, which can result in permanent disability or even death.Thanks to modern diagnostics and imaging techniques it is possible to recognize earlier, and effectively treat stoke-causing diseases affecting blood vessels supplying the brain, and thus prevent a stroke. This requires close collaboration between the specialist areas of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and vascular surgery.> more

The Neuroradiological Institute has the most modern magnetic resonance tomagraph in the world for investigating neurological diseases and neurosurgical disorders
The new instrument is located in the Institute for Neuroradiology, led by Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Zanella, and for the first time combines an magnetic field of 3 Tesla with a particularly large magnet opening of 70 centimeters – both marked improvements for the patient, since they decrease examinations times, improve image quality and increase the comfort of the instrument.> more

The Adolf Messer Foundation is funding a study at the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Anatomy
Prof. Dr. Abdelhaq Rami, a scientist working at the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Anatomy, is investigating the molecular mechanisms that can lead to the destruction of nerve cells following a stroke or other form of brain damage. The aim is to elucidate the cell death machinery in order to develop new possibilities for therapeutic intervention in stroke cases. The study is being funded by 81,000 Euro from the Adolf Messer Foundation. > more

Heredoataxia Prize 2008 for ICNF researcher
On 15.03.2008, PD Dr. Rüb, member of the research group Clinical Neuroanatomy, was awarded the 2008 Heredoataxia Prize by the German Heredoataxia Society e.V. (DHAG). Heredoataxia, or hereditary ataxia, is the name given to rare neurodegenerative diseases of the nervous system that progress insidiously, eventually leading to the affected patients suffering severe motor disruption (ataxia). > more

Ageing research at the ICNF
The new edition of "Forschung Frankfurt" focusses on several aspects of ageing research - including articles of the ICNF members Auburger, Eckert & Müller, Ghebremedhin & Deller, Knopf, Pantel & Uhlhaas > more

Partnership agreed between Sigma-Aldrich and the University Clinic
PD Dr. Klaus Scholich is the contact person for a Germany-wide, as yet unique cooperation in the field of functional genomics. The partnership is between the Clinic of the JWG University in Frankfurt and Sigma-Aldrich, and Scholich's role relates to his function as a member of the TRC (The RNAi Consortium) > more

Marie Curie Center of Excellence at FIAS
Prof. Dr. Jochen Triesch, fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies has received a 1,2 Mio. Euro grant from the EU for establishing a Marie Curie Center of Excellence. Within the program, computer models on plasticity and learning in the cortex will be investigated. > more

Blue light controls muscles of a worm
Through genetic changes, Prof. Alexander Gottschalk, Institute of Biochemistry, sensitized the nervous system of the worm Caenorhabditis elegans to light.. > To the article

Researchers at ICNF receive funding totaling 80,000 euros for research projects about Alzheimer's disease:
Professor Dr. Thomas Deller, director of the Institute of Anatomy I – Clinical Neuroanatomy, Dr. Senckenbergische Anatomie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, and Dr. Peter Uhlhaas from the Frankfurt University hospital's Laboratory for Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging receive 40,000 euros each in funding for their research projects about Alzheimer’s disease from the Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V (AFI).
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New response pathways in the development and modulation of pain, and genetic marker for pain sensitivity discovered
> Nature medicine article from Prof. Irmgard Tegeder

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