Dagmar Wachten

Gaucher disease and the Sphinx

March 31, 2017 · by IMPRS-BB

Sphingosine inhibits the enzyme GBA2, thereby regulating the degradation of lipid-sugar compounds in cells. Sphingosine, a compound as enigmatic as the sphinx, plays a key role in the metabolic disorder Gaucher disease. Scientists from the Bonn research center caesar have… Read more »


How cortical circuits keep the balance in imbalance

December 15, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

A recent study published in “Neuron” provides insights into the interplay between the cellular properties of single neurons, their connections and the network architecture. Cortical neurons receive thousands of excitatory and inhibitory signals, both from local and long-range circuits. To… Read more »


Bonn-based neuroscientist awarded 1.8 million

December 14, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

EU sponsors research conducted at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Bonn-based neuroscientist Prof. Stefan Remy (41) will receive the “Consolidator Grant” from the European Research Council (ERC) worth EUR 1.8 million. The Grant is a special award because, apart from the high funding… Read more »

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Visualization of newly formed synapses with unprecedented resolution

August 11, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience optimized a spatiotemporally controlled method that induces and visualizes the formation of synapses in cortical neurons – Proper cell-to-cell connection is a fundamental mechanism for normal brain function; abnormal connections result in… Read more »

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7th International caesar Conference

8:45 · Bonn, Germany

June 5 – 6, 2018 | 7th International caesar Conference | Missing Links in Neuroscience – Bridging Scales in Theory and Experiment. Unraveling the principles by which neural circuits process information and guide behavior is one of the central problems… Read more »

Joint March 12, 2018

2018 IMPRS-Brain-Behavior Selection Symposium

8:30 · Bonn, Germany

March 12 – 13, 2018. The IMPRS-BB Selection Symposium provides applicants with the opportunity to present their previous research experience to the faculty and to meet PIs with available Ph.D. research positions. The Selection Symposium includes poster presentation and interviews… Read more »