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From retina to cortex: An unexpected division of labor

27/04/2016 · by Katie Edwards

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 »

MPFI Honored with Lifees Award at eMerge Americas in Miami

22/04/2016 · by Katie Edwards

Award Recognizes MPFI’s Commitment to Helping Students Succeed, Industry Grow Miami, FL – The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) recently received the Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF) Lifees Award at eMerge Americas in Miami, which brings together the… Read more »

Biosensor measures signaling molecules within cilia

22/03/2016 · by Katie Edwards

Scientists can measure the dynamics of signaling molecules in subcellular compartments. Scientists of the Research Center caesar in Bonn, an Institute of the Max Planck Society, developed a new biosensor, which allows to measure nanomolar levels of the second messenger… Read more »

DZNE Scientist Gets Most Important Research Award in Germany

14/12/2015 · by Katie Edwards

Photo source: DZNE/Laubertphoto Leibniz Prize goes to Frank Bradke Bonn, Germany, December 10th, 2015 – The molecular biologist Frank Bradke (46), group leader at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and professor for neurobiology at the University of Bonn,… Read more »

New research sheds light on neuronal communication

02/12/2015 · by Katie Edwards

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have uncovered a critical molecule that regulates synaptic transmission – Neurons communicate with each other through specialized structures called synapses. – The information is transmitted in the form of synaptic vesicles… Read more »

When the neuron’s doorman allows too much in

16/11/2015 · by Katie Edwards

(Above Image) This is what a neuron from the hippocampus of a rat looks like. The cell and it’s extensive processes are visualised using a fluorescent dye, filled via a glass pipette. The glass pipette, with dye, is shown on… Read more »

Welcome to IMPRS for Brain and Behavior

05/11/2015 · by Katie Edwards

There has never been a better time to obtain a Ph.D. in the neurosciences: new technologies allowing access to circuits within the whole brain are enabling researchers to address questions about brain circuitry and the underlying principles in behaving animals.… Read more »

MPFI, Max Planck Society, and FAU Sign Innovative Agreement

29/10/2015 · by Katie Edwards

FAU and Max Planck have signed an innovative agreement to facilitate a research and education program that will recruit promising scientists to FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter. Florida Atlantic University, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI)… Read more »