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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 October 15, 2020

Bernstein Conference 2020 – conferencing around the globe

This year’s online version of the Bernstein Conference was a great success. It counted more participants (about 2800) than ever before in its history.

Göttingen September 18, 2020

Covid Control put to the test

Contact tracing and low case numbers make an important contribution to curbing a second wave of the corona epidemic

Frankfurt September 16, 2020

Tuning in on cortical circuit dynamics

Neurons use homeostatic mechanisms to maintain stability despite experience-dependent network alterations

Tübingen September 15, 2020

ELLIS inaugurates 30 research units at leading institutions across Europe

At a virtual event on Tuesday, the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems presented the broad scope of research its units will cover in the field of modern AI.

Frankfurt September 3, 2020

ERC Starting Grant for Tatjana Tchumatchenko

Tatjana Tchumatchenko has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to investigate neural circuit function to gain new insights into neurological diseases like Huntington’s Disease. Tchumatchenko is Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and a committed member of the Bernstein Network’s steering committee.

Freiburg August 21, 2020

Loop, resonate and accelerate!

Neuroscientists demonstrate how to improve communication between different regions of the brain.

Hamburg/ Wien August 20, 2020

When learning on your own is not enough

Neuroscientists delineated social decision-making in the human brain.

Göttingen July 22, 2020

On the way to the optical cochlear implant

Interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University Medical Center Göttingen and the University of Freiburg generate for the first time light-controlled behaviour in deaf rodents using optical cochlear implants based on light-emitting diodes. Published in Science Translational Medicine. Translational Medicine.

Bonn July 22, 2020

First virtual joint Research in Germany appearance at the FENS Virtual Forum

It was supposed to be a summer event in Glasgow, Scotland. The former industrial city and the United Kingdom’s third largest city was meant to be the destination for countless neuroscientists from Europe and other parts of the world. However, the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. The organisers of the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) decided early on to convert the conference of European neuroscience societies into a virtual event. Instead of meeting at a conference venue, participants came together on an animated virtual conference platform with elaborately designed graphics.

Freiburg/ online July 13, 2020

MidsummerBrains Webinar Series reaches international audience

This year, the MidsummerBrains lecture series of the SMARTSTART program is offered as a webinar series. Since it was shifted into virtual space, many young scientists take the opportunity to participate from different international locations. Until mid-July there will be two more exciting lectures on 'computational neuroscience from my point of view'.

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