Brain Dynamics


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Join our Graduate School and benefit from excellent interdisciplinary training environment.
Check out the available positions with the PIs of Brain Dynamics

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Find out the latest news from our school. Learn more about the new projects, grants, talks, PhD defences, and latest publications.

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Brain Dynamics Seminar Series

Take part in our Seminar Series where Leipzig's leading principal investigators present their work and talk about their career paths. Every second Friday at 12:00.

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Brain Dynamics Seminar Series

  • 02.12. 12:00 - PD Dr. Veronica Witte
    Department of Neurology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences; Cognitive Neurology, University Hospital
    "Impact of obesity and diet on brain structure and function: a gut–brain–body crosstalk"

  • 16.12. 12:00 - Prof. Dr. Sebastian Grüneisen
    Early Child Development and Culture, Faculty of Education
    "Coordinated decision-making in young children"

  • 06.01. 12:00 - tba

  • 20.01. 12:00 - tba

  • 03.02. 12:00 - Prof. Dr. Gesa Hartwigsen
    Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Faculty of Life Sciences; Lise Meitner Research Group Cognition and Plasticity, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences




  • 14.12.2022 17:00 Clinical and neuroscientific colloquium (Klinisch-Neurowissenschaftliches Kolloquium) organized by the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital - Prof. Dr. Erdem Güresir from the Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Leipzig will give a talk titled: „Neurochirurgie – Aktuelles in Klinik und Forschung“;

  • 24.11.2022 17:00 BILL Seminar Series organized by the Saxonian Incubator for Clinical Translation (SIKT) - Dr. Maria Magda Magiera from Institut Curie in Orsay, France will give a talk titled: „Posttranslational glutamylation of microtubules controls neuronal functions and can cause neurodegeneration“;

  • 18.11.2022 15:30 Doctoral thesis defences at the Faculty of Medicine;

  • 10.11.2022 15:30 Online Mind Meeting talk organized by the The Department of Psychology of the MPI CBS - Prof. Timothy Behrens from the University of Oxford, UK will talk about: “A re-programmable finite state machine in the mouse medial prefrontal cortex”;

Read the latest scientific publications by the members of our Graduate School.


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Graduate School members

We bring together more than 50 principal investigators and doctoral students from six faculties of the University Leipzig and three Max Planck Institutes in Leipzig.

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The Brain Dynamics Graduate School

Interdisciplinary training environment for young neuroscientists

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Forms and contacts

Supervision agreement, travel costs application, TAC report, etc.

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Dr. Saša Jovanovic

Dr. Saša Jovanovic

Scientific Coordinator

Talstraße 33, Room 332
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36740
Fax: +49 341 97-36749

Office hours
Montag - Freitag 09:00 - 12:00