Jan 09, 2013 | Career
International call for a new Independent Research Group
Interested researchers can apply until Jan 30 by proposing their research project. The group will be implemented in collaboration with the Medical Faculty of the University Cologne and be based at the MPI for Neurological Research.
Nov 07, 2012 | Anniversary
25 Years of MRI at the MPI
Oct 16, 2012 | Upcoming workshop
Tracking cell fates with MRI
Sept 07, 2012 | K. J. Zülch-Award 2012
This year, the Gertrud-Reemtsma Foundation confered its distinction on four researchers known for their work in the field of optogenetics. The awardees are Ernst Bamberg (Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics, Frankfurt), Karl Deisseroth (Stanford University, USA), Peter Hegemann (Humboldt University, Berlin) and Georg Nagel (University Würzburg). Today, the award presentation took place in the Hansasaal being located in the Historical Town Hall of Cologne.
Aug 08, 2012 | Diabetes research
Big, fat, obese - Diabetes
The Cologne diabetes experts Prof. Jens Brüning and Dr. Christine Könner propose a novel resistance concept, which distinguishes between affected signalling pathways and cell types in body and brain. While some cell types and specific signal pathways in combination with a high-fat diet already show a reduced hormonal sensivity, the impact on others remains or is even enhanced. The concept will help to determine further essential studies and to find better therapeutic approaches for the treatment of secondary diseases caused by obesity. more
Aug 06, 2012 | Stem cell research in NRW
Ten years Stem Cell Network NRW
More than 35 institutes and hospitals are members of this network. At the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, the research group In-vivo-NMR of Mathias Hoehn is part of it. The network encourages a vivid scientific exchange among researchers and supports a public dialogue regarding the chances and limits of stem cell research. more
Jul 04, 2012 | Award Ceremony “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”
Brain stimulation recognized as an innovative therapeutic concept
A project for early rehabilitation after stroke run jointly by our institute and the University Hospital received the title yesterday of “Landmark in the Land of Ideas”. Some background on recovery after an infarction and the concept of intervention by brain stimulation was provided in short lectures. A live-demonstration of the stimulation technique rounded off the program before the official presentation of the award to group leader Christian Grefkes.
Jun 23, 2012 | Awards for Researcher
Junior scientist Jenia Jitsev has received both the Best Paper Award and Best Abstract Award at this year’s International Joint Conference on Neuronal Networks (IJCNN) in Brisbane. His presentations displayed recent findings obtained with his modeling of the basal ganglia neural network in reward-based learning. more
Jun 22, 2012 | KölnerKinderUni
“Oh – there’s a hole in my hand!”
Seeing something that can’t be? Actually, it’s normal, and a dozen lucky children found out why at the workshop “Open your eyes! Find what’s behind optical illusions” last Tuesday. Three eye experts were on hand to answer questions and help the children make paper models demonstrating diverse optical illusions. more
Jun 20, 2012 | Research news
New labelling method renders new molecular probes possible
By using nitrile oxide of the group of reactive 1,3 dipoles as primary substance for cyclo-addition reactions, researchers of the MPI research group „Radiochemistry“ were able to radiactively label biomolecules. At a conventional level of synthesis, this wasn’t possible as click-chemists were using metals such as copper as catalysts – which have an toxic effect. This new and highly reactive component for 18F labelling, however, does not require any such metal catalysts. On top: The chemical reaction already occurs under very mild conditions, at room temperature. „That way, new molecular probes could be developed for tumor imaging,“ said Bernd Neumaier, head of research group. Pictured, the potential benefit of this publication looks as shown on the July inside cover of the peer-reviewed journal Chemical Communicaitions.
Bernd Neumaier et al.
Jun 15, 2012 | KölnerKinderUni
“There are the eyes!”
That’s right. Yesterday’s workshop kept its word: “We’ll look inside the brain without opening up the head”. The research team led by Mathias Hoehn explained to their young guests how this is possible with the technique of magnetic resonance imaging. After a brief sortie into brain anatomy, the enlightened junior experts were able to recognize key brain structures. But that was by no means all … more
May 24, 2012 | KölnerKinderUni
"Does ‘i’ stand for ‘increasing’?"
Just one of the many questions asked by the children taking part in a two-hour programming course at the institute yesterday. Answers were supplied by the directors of the workshop “Looking into the brain – Turning numbers into images”. They got into quite a sweat – purely due to high temperatures, of course. more
May 05, 2012 | Diabetes Prevention
Success through dieting with specialist support
Obese people are more likely to suffer from diabetes than those of normal body weight. “Just lose some weight!” Good idea. But those extra pounds melt away very slowly, if at all. To find out why, the MPI and ZEDP (Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventative Medicine) of the University Hospital Cologne are running a joint study on overweight people. more
Feb 04, 2012 | World Cancer Day
Feb 01, 2012 | Competition: 365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas
Joint project "Early reahabilitation in stroke patients with brain stimulation" became "Selected Landmark 2012"
Jan 31, 2012 | David G. Sherman Lecture Award
Die American Stroke Association zeichnet den Neurologen Wolf-Dieter Heiss für seine Schlaganfallforschung aus more
Science Year 2013