Welcome to the Research Training School "InterNeuro"

Interdisciplinary Approaches in Cellular Neuroscience

On April 1st, 2005, started the DFG funded Research Training School "InterNeuro" (GRK 1097) at the University of Leipzig. It involves 9 research teams at institutes and clinics of the Medical Faculty, of the Faculty for Biosciences, Pharmacy, and Psychology, and of the Faculty for Physics and Geosciences, as well as at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. Several teams are additionally integrated in the "Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research" (IZKF) of the University of Leipzig.

The neurosciences are a long-standing distinct research topic of the involved faculties which has been further strenghtened by several recent appointments. This basis will be used to offer the fellows an internationally appreciated training in method-oriented neuroscientific research. Moreover, the fellows will be enabled to perform an efficient interdisciplinary communication and co-operation, as a crucial precondition for their future research activities. This will be guaranteed by establishing co-operative research projects in which each fellow will be jointly supervised by two principal investigators. As a rule, this 'tandem supervision' will involve one life and one natural scientist, and will guarantee the appropriate use of the specialized methods necessary to solve a given scientific problem.

It is an advantage of Leipzig as a research location that several highly advanced research technologies are established which are not available (at least, in this combination) at other places. Among these are laser technologies such as the 'Optical Stretcher' and confocal and multiphoton laser microscopy, biophysical methods such as fluorescence life time (FLIM) and fluorescence recovery measurements (FRAP), ion nanoprobe, bioreactors, and atomic force microscopy (AFM), biochemical methods such as microarray analysis and AlphaScreen technology, as well as high-tech medical methods such as retina microsurgery and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and mathematical methods for modeling and analysis of complex phenomena in biology.

The specialized combination of methods and models will be supplemented by a systematic course of study which consists of lectures, seminars, colloquia, and technical courses, and will involve internationally leading guest scientists. In particular, the lecture series - representing the entire field of neurosciences on selected topics - is aimed at a comprehensive systematic training of the fellows. Special emphasis will be put on the training of scientific communication(winter school,instructions, exercises).

Head of Research Training School "InterNeuro" Leipzig:

Prof. Dr. A. Reichenbach
Dep. Neurophysiology
Paul Flechsig Institute for Brain Research
University of Leipzig

Email: reia[at]medizin.uni-leipzig.de

For questions, comments or suggestions please contact:

Dr. N. Richter (Scientific Coordinator)
Paul Flechsig Institute for Brain Research
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig
Tel.: (0341) 9725756; Fax: 9725739
Email: interneuro[at]uni-leipzig.de



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