Novel Optogenetic Tool for potassium-based silencing published in Nature Communications

IEECR scientists have participated in the development of a new optogenetic silencing tool for neuroscience, together with colleagues from the Humboldt-University Berlin, the Charité Berlin, Research Center Caesar, Freiburg and Martinsried. The two-component tool is based on the expression of both a photoactivated enzyme producing cAMP, and a cAMP sensitive bacterial potassium channel. A brief […]

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AG Weber and AG Beck presenting the University of Bonn’s key research profile area “Life&Health”

Colleagues from AG Weber, AG Beck and Prof. Blaess are proudly presenting the University of Bonn’s key research profile area “Life&Health” at the open day of Villa Hammerschmidt this Sunday, June 24th. Please feel invited to visit the research tent 3-4p.m. for fascinating experiments on the consistency of choices and exhibits on the subject of […]

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Open day at Villa Hammerschmidt

The open day at Villa Hammerschmidt takes place on Sunday, 24th of June. From 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., guests can visit the Federal Presidents official residence in Bonn. Exhibitors of German and international science institutions present their works within the Villa Hammerschidt’s park grounds. Besides the University of Bonn, which celebrated its 200 th […]

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IEECR PIs Schwarz and Beck head a project in the new priority program “Computational connectomics” (SPP 2041) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) …

The goal of the Priority Programme is to uncover the principles governing the connectivity of CNS structures, to understand how connectivity motifs form through development and learning, how they give rise to normal function, and how they change in CNS disorders. The project headed by PIs Schwarz, Beck and Kubitscheck deals with connectivity of the […]

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IEECR Bonn – Inst. Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research

Deciphering Neuronal Mechanisms in Health and Disease Brains are capable of forming polysensory percepts of our environment, and using this information to make decisions and execute complex behaviors. These processes are strongly influenced by past experience and innate behavioral programs, and are modulated by arousal or motivational state. The IEECR Bonn scientists have a passion […]

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