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Three young female scientists receive the SmartSteps award

Eve Marder receives Valentin Braitenberg Award 21

Bernstein SmartSteps Series 2021

Valentin Braitenberg Award for Computational Neuroscience



Get to know the Bernstein Network!

Get to know the Bernstein Network!

Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience

Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience



The Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience connects experimental and theoretical scientists. It comprises more than 200 research groups and about 400 individual scientists from all over the world who combine experimental neuroscientific approaches with theoretical models and computer simulations.

The Bernstein Network was launched in 2004 through a major funding initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) which aimed at advancing the transfer of theoretical knowledge to clinical and technical applications. The network is named after the German physiologist and biophysicist Julius Bernstein (1839-1917).


Freiburg January 13, 2022

Bernstein SmartSteps 2021 finishes with triple win

No less than three young female scientists receive the Bernstein SmartSteps Award 2021 for the excellent presentation of their research results in the novel online seminar series of the Bernstein Network. Gily Ginosar (Weizman Institute, Israel), Miriam Henning (University of Mainz) and Helene Schreyer (University Medical Center Göttingen) were ranked first by the independent jury with equal points.

Göttingen January 11, 2022

Göttingen computational neuroscientist receives ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros

The computational neuroscientists Professor Alexander Ecker from the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) has received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC has awarded his project "Deep Neuron Embeddings: Data-driven multi-modal discovery of cell types in the neocortex" for five years with a total of 1.5 million euros. Ecker and his team want to find out how the shape of a neuron in the cerebral cortex relates to its function.

Freiburg/ Berlin January 3, 2022

The Ingredients of Decision Making

The new "Decision Circuits Lab" under the direction of Torben Ott at the Bernstein Center Berlin explores fundamental questions about how the brain implements decisions - using experiments, theory and esprit.

Frankfurt a.M. December 20, 2021

Dendritic constancy – equality in the brain

Researchers discover principle of dendritic constancy


Bernstein Conference

Welcome to the Bernstein Conference collection on our VIMEO channel. Here you’ll find invited and contributed talks from the Bernstein Conference 2021 online. Enjoy!

The Bernstein Conference 2022 will take place Sep 13 – 16, 2022

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Brain Awareness Week – FENS Dana 2022 grants

FENS, on behalf of the Dana Foundation, offers financial support of up to 1,000 EUR to event organisers within Europe during the Brain Awareness Week (14-20 March 2022).

Deadline: 19.01.2022

Ernst Schering Prize

The prestigious Ernst Schering Prize annually honors outstanding scientists whose groundbreaking work has yielded new, inspiring models and led to fundamental shifts in biomedical knowledge.

Deadline: 06.02.2022

Friedmund Neumann Prize

The Schering Stiftung awards the Friedmund Neumann Prize to young scientists for outstanding basic research in human biology, organic chemistry or human medicine.

Deadline: 06.02.2022