AG Schwarz and AG Serchov (University Medical Center Freiburg) published a paper on the role of Homer1a as a mediator of rapid antidepressant effects via AMPA receptor activation

Since many years the AG Schwarz is interested in the role of Homer proteins in synaptic function. In the most recent paper on this topic, which was compiled in collaboration with the group of Dr. Tsvetan Serchov from the University Medical Center Freiburg, the molecular pathway of Homer1a’s antidepressant action was deciphered. It soon will […]

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AG Schwarz and AG Mark (Ruhr-University of Bochum) published a paper revealing cerebellar-hippocampal connections in the mouse brain

The AG Schwarz is currently establishing rabies virus based viral systems revealing complex neuronal connections between e.g. hippocampus and cerebellum to better understand its importance for diverse cognitive functions. The most recent paper on this topic was compiled in collaboration with the Group of Dr. Melanie Mark from the Ruhr-University of Bochum. It just has […]

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AG Schwarz and AG Remy (DZNE) published a review on rabies virus-mediated connectivity tracing from single neurons

The AG Schwarz is currently establishing rabies virus based viral systems revealing the complex anatomical connections between different brain regions to better understand their function during cognition. Together with the AG Remy from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) the AG Schwarz compiled a review on cutting-edge technologies used for such studies. It will […]

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Gaia Tavosanis (DZNE) organizes a symposium at “Neuroscience 2019” in Chicago (October 19th to 23rd)

Gaia Tavosanis is professor for Neurogenetics at the University of Bonn and head of the working group “Dynamics of neuronal circuits” at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. At this year’s meeting of the Society of Neuroscience she organizes the symposium “Circuit Variability and Plasticity in the Central Nervous System of Drosophila”. The meeting takes […]

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IEECR presents itself at the University of Bonn Summer Festival (29.06.2019)

Scientists from the Institute of Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research (IEECR) will present their research under the motto “The Brain & Epilepsy” at the University of Bonn Summer Festival. It takes place on 29th June from 13:00-22:00 at the Poppelsdorf Campus and is open for any interested person. The festival offers a variety of scientific […]

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AG Mormann (Department of Epileptology) publishes a paper on the hippocampal-entorhinal circuit dynamics for memory recall

The team around Lichtenberg Professor of Cognitive and Clinical Neurophysiology Florian Mormann studies the neurobiology of perception and memory, among other things. Their most recent paper on this topic has just been published in Nature Communications and is also available online: Bernhard P. Staresina, Thomas P. Reber, Johannes Niediek, Jan Boström, Christian E. Elger, Florian […]

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Ulrich Herrlinger (Department of Neurology) and his team publish a paper on the life-extending effects of a combination therapy for aggressive brain tumors

The team around Prof. Dr. Ulrich Herrlinger, head of the Clinical Neurooncology Section at the University of Bonn Medical Center, works on the enhancement of therapies for glioblastoma, which are the most aggressive form of brain tumors. Their newest paper on the results of an impact study about the life-extending effects of combining two common […]

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Frank Bradke (DZNE) receives renowned Roger de Spoelberch Prize

Frank Bradke, head of the working group “Axon Growth and Regeneration” at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and professor at the University of Bonn, received the 2018 award of the Swiss Roger de Spoelberch Foundation. Each year 750,000 € go to a clinical and basic scientific research project in the area of neurodegenerative […]

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AG Schwarz publishes a paper on light-sheet fluorescence expansion microscopy

In collaboration with the AG Kubitscheck from the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry the AG Schwarz worked on a new method that allows a faster high-resolution imaging of large cell ensembles by using light-sheet fluorescence expansion microscopy. The resulting paper will appear in the January issue of Neurophotonics and is also available online: Jana […]

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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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