Jun 22, 2021
Research Training group Approach/Avoidance
The DFG is funding the research training group “Neural mechanisms of (mal)adaptive approach and avoidance behaviour” (RTG 2660, spokesperson Matthias Gamer), starting in the fall of 2021 and running for an initial 4 years. From the perspectives of psychology, psychiatry and neurobiology, an interdisciplinary group of young researchers aim to acquire a better understanding of a wide range of animal and human behaviour. Learn more
PhD positions within the research training group are available- apply now until mid-August!
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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May 1, 2021
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. Learn more
Oct 11, 2020
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.
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.
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
Dr. Martin M. Reich is a Junior Research Group Leader of the visualDBSlab (https://visualdbslab.com/) 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.
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 is now open
1st Sept - 10th Oct 2021
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Mar 29, 2021
Deng and Moradi et al.
Dynamic remodeling of presynaptic endoplasmic reticulum is coordinated through actin and microtubule crosstalk and contributes to defective stimulus-response in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Preprint on Research Square
Mar 19, 2021
Knorr et al.
The evolution of dystonia-like movements in TOR1A rats after transient nerve injury is accompanied by dopaminergic dysregulation and abnormal oscillatory activity of a central motor network
Neurobiology of Disease
Oct 19, 2020
Daniels et al.
Combined subthalamic and nucleus basalis of Meynert deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease with dementia (DEMPARK-DBS): protocol of a randomized, sham-controlled trial
Neurological Research and Practice