SYStems Neurobiology

Mar 16, 2021
Master study course - Translational Neuroscience

Application  for the winter term 2021/22 University of Wuerzburg Translational  Neuroscience MSc program is now closed. Lectures and  seminars will start on 18th October 2021. The next application period  for winter term 2022/23 will be open from 15 January to 15 March 2022.

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Feb 1, 2021
Emotion networks

EC Horizon 2020 has funded a European Training Network to study the  ‘Cerebellum and emotional networks’. The  award for over 4.5 million euros creates a virtual institute of 7 European universities and 7 industry/charity partners. The University Hospital Würzburg participates with the Defense Circuits Lab at the Institute of Clinical Neurobiology. The funds will support 15 early stage researchers working across the consortium over the next 4 years. 

Oct 11, 2020
Resolving pain

The DFG has granted funding for the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) "ResolvePAIN -Peripheral mechanisms of pain and its resolution" based at University Hospital of Würzburg (UKW). The speaker, Claudia Sommer from the Department of Neurology, and the scientific coordinator, Heike Rittner from the Department of Anesthesiology, are enthusiastic about bringing together 17 clinical and basic science researchers from Würzburg, Berlin and Leipzig, to work together on the subject of pain resolution in this first 4-year period. The consortium has a strong focus on translational research and on promoting young scientists. Postdoc, clinician scientist and PhD positions within the CRU are now open.

Jun 24, 2020
Retuning brain function

The DFG has announced funding for the Transregional Collaborative Research Center (CRC) "Retuning dynamic motor network disorders using neuromodulation". Coordinated by Andrea Kühn from the Charité University Medical Center in Berlin and Jens Volkmann from the University Hospital Würzburg, this large consortium brings together 32 clinical and basic researchers as project leaders within 16 scientific and 3 core projects. Over an initial 4-year period, "Retune" will address fundamental mechanisms as well as concrete applications of deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Dystonia. Postdoc, PhD and technician positions within the CRC are now open.

Jan 5, 2020
Empathy research

In an interview with popular radio station "Deutschlandfunk", Dr. Grit Hein, Professor for Translational Social Neuroscience at Würzburg's Center for Mental Health (ZEP) talks about how the political climate negatively affects empathy in individuals. Interview (in German)

Autumn School Translational

The Translational Neuroscience Autumn School 2021 (28th -29th Oct) focuses on connectomics, neuronal circuits and behavior, neurodevelopmental psychiatry, neurogenesis, as well as methods and techniques used in translational neuroscience. Due to the pandemic, the meeting will likely again be held in an online format. Senior experts and young investigators from different fields of neuroscience will discuss their research topics with Master and PhD students, young scientists, and Postdocs interested in neuroscience approaches. Master and graduate students are invited to expand their knowledge on special neuroscience topics, but also to further their education to successfully address the challenges in neuroscience.

Registration period:

1st Sept - 10th Oct 2021

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the researcher

In this column, we are introducing the heads behind the science. Get an idea of what motivates them, how they manage their projects, and understand their personal take on research!

Oct. 28, 2019

Martin Reich

Dr. Martin M. Reich is a Junior Research Group Leader of the visualDBSlab ( at the Department of Neurology in the University of Wuerzburg. He is the lead author of a study published in the journal Brain which was selected as an Editor’s choice for the issue of May 2019. Read the interview

Sep. 10, 2018

Basil el Jundi

Current Biology recently profiled Basil el Jundi who is an Emmy Noether Group Leader at the Biocenter in the University of Würzburg. His research group seeks to understand the behavioral and neural principles underlying spatial orientation and navigation in insects such as the monarch butterfly.

Nov 27, 2017

Patrick Lüningschrör

Patrick Lüningschrör, Postdoc in Prof Michael Sendtner’s group at the Institute of Clinical Neurobiology is the lead author of a study on molecular mechanisms in motoneuron disease published in Nature Communications. Read the interview

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