Eve Marder, pioneering neuroscientist and internationally renowned for her work on the lobster and crab nervous system will receive this year's Valentin Braitenberg Award for Computational Neuroscience. The award ceremony will take place during the online Bernstein Conference on September 23.
The Einstein Foundation will be supporting neurobiologist Susanne Schreiber as an Einstein Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. With the help of additional funding from the Einstein Foundation, the university was able to counter an offer from another university, thus ensuring that the expert in theoretical neurophysiology will remain in Berlin.
Researchers at the University Medical Center Göttingen have studied how nerve cells in the eye react to different color combinations. They found special cells in the eyes of mice that respond particularly well to contrasts between green and ultraviolet light. This could enable the animals to see the horizon clearly and use it for orientation. The scientific paper was published in "Nature Communications".
Researchers regard the overall distribution of receptors in the brain – the receptome – as a new approach for computer models that reproduce the function of the brain, and for diagnostics and therapy of mental disorders.
The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) has announced the winners of the 2021 HFSP Research grant applications. Julijana Gjorgjieva, research group leader of the Computation in Neural Circuits Group at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt has been offered one of the prestigious and highly competitive Program Grants Awards.