SYStems Neurobiology

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
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. Learn more

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.

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.

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)

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!

Martin Reich

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

Basil el Jundi

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.

Patrick Lüningschrör

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

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 closes today!

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1st Sept - 14h Oct 2021

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Latest publications
Oct 05, 2021

Krämer et al.

Changes of cerebral network activity after invasive stimulation of the mesencephalic locomotor region in a rat stroke model

Experimental Neurology

Sep 28, 2021

Bocci, Prenassi, Arlotti et al.

Eight-hours conventional versus adaptive deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s disease

npj parkinson's disease

Sep 24, 2021

Piro et al.

Novel Functional Properties of Missense Mutations in the Glycine Receptor β Subunit in Startle Disease

Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience

Sep 16, 2021

Rauschenberger et al.

Second hit hypothesis in dystonia: Dysfunctional cross talk between neuroplasticity and environment?

Neurobiology of Disease

Sep 09, 2021

Soares et al.

Predicting Outcome in a Cohort of Isolated and Combined Dystonia within Probabilistic Brain Mapping

Movement Disorders

Aug 28, 2021

Sobeski, Goede et al.

Subthalamic and pallidal deep brain stimulation: are we
modulating the same network?


Aug 24, 2021

Grüner et al.

Anti-contactin-1 Antibodies Affect Surface Expression and Sodium Currents in Dorsal Root Ganglia

Neurology Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation

Aug 24, 2021

Kollikowski et al.

Platelet Activation and Chemokine Release Are Related to Local Neutrophil-Dominant Inflammation During Hyperacute Human Stroke

Translational Stroke Research

Aug 05, 2021

Fischhaber et al.

Spinal Cord Neuronal Network Formation in a 3D Printed Reinforced Matrix—A Model System to Study Disease Mechanisms

Advanced Healthcare Materials

Aug 05, 2021

Kremer, Pauwels et al.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Tremor: Update on Long-Term Outcomes, Target Considerations and Future Directions

Journal of Clinical Medicine

Jul 15, 2021

Janzen et al.

Sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpenoids harbor modulatory allosteric potential and affect inhibitory GABA-A receptor function in vitro

Journal of Neurochemistry

Jul 06, 2021

Whittle et al.

Central amygdala micro-circuits mediate fear extinction

Nature Communications