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Bernstein Network News. Find the latest news from our researchers regarding current research results, new research projects and initiatives as well as awards and prizes.

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 will fund 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


Göttingen December 10, 2021

Learning and protecting itself: how the brain adapts

Göttingen researchers investigate the effect of certain enzymes in the healthy and diseased brain


Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe December 8, 2021

Doctoral thesis program in medical research for researchers in natural sciences

Improving medical research requires researchers in the natural sciences - so-called Medical Scientists - to work on patient-oriented issues, too. However, career prospects are rarely clearly defined and there is a lack of systematic advanced training programs. This is where the new funding line of the EKF Foundation steps in. After announcing the two Else Kröner Medical Scientist funding lines for postdocs in September, a new program for younger scientists is following suit in Tübingen.


Frankfurt a.M. December 7, 2021

Reading and speaking follow a similar tact

When we read, our gaze moves over the text in a certain pattern. This pattern resembles – to a surprisingly high degree – the rhythm of spoken language, as a team of researchers, with the significant involvement of Goethe University, has discovered. Their research results were published on 6 December in the journal “Nature Human Behaviour".


Jülich November 30, 2021

Web-based application facilitates use of advanced simulation tool NEST

NEST Desktop has been presented to the scientific community in a publication in eNeuro, the open access journal of the American Society for Neuroscience.


Göttingen November 25, 2021

Deciphering the behavior and neurobiological basis of social interaction

German Research Foundation DFG will fund new Collaborative Research Center at Göttingen Campus with approximately 12.5 million euros.


Göttingen November 17, 2021

Lower Saxony Science Award for Viola Priesemann

On November 17, 2021, the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony awarded the researcher of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) in Göttingen the prestigious Lower Saxony Science Award in the category "Scientist in an early career phase".


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