Farris Foundation Supports MPFI’s New, Innovative Ph.D. Research Program

June 16, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

The Max Planck Florida Foundation today announced that The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation has continued its commitment to the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) through the support of a Ph.D. fellowship in the institute’s… Read more »

Wilson et. al, Nature Neuroscience, 2016

New insights into neural computations in cerebral cortex

June 13, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Study by Max Planck Florida scientists points to an active role for dendrites in cortical processing – Dendrites are the tree-like extensions from neurons that serve as the main location for synapses—the junctions that neurons use to communicate with each… Read more »

SLENDR, Confocal microscopic image of the hippocampus showing immunoreactivities for mEGFP (magenta) and the HA tag (green) fused to β-Actin

The new SLENDR technique: Protein labeling in the developing brain by genome editing

May 12, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have created a new scalable, efficient and cost-effective method to accurately and rapidly locate proteins within brain cells. Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D., Scientific Director, and his team at the Max Planck Florida… Read more »

Lee et. al, Nature, 2016

From retina to cortex: An unexpected division of labor

April 27, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Neurons in our brain do a remarkable job of translating sensory information into reliable representations of our world that are critical to effectively guide our behavior. The parts of the brain that are responsible for vision have long been center… Read more »

Upcoming Events


Sunposium 2017

· Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

February 13-14, 2017 – Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience presents Sunposium 2017, the third biennial conference highlighting some of the most complex issues at the forefront of understanding neural circuits. The two-day conference features world-renowned scientists from the Max Planck… Read more »

Joint March 13, 2017

2017 IMPRS-Brain-Behavior Selection Symposium

TBD · Bonn, Germany

March 13 – 14, 2017 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 an interview with the… Read more »

caesarUni Bonn

3rd Bonn Brain 3 Conference

· research center caesar, Bonn - Germany

The annual Bonn Brain3 meeting is coming closer, and will take place on March 15 – 17, 2017. Incorporating the SFB1089 international meeting allowed us to recruit a very impressive lineup of speakers, which you will find in the preliminary… Read more »