Brain Dynamics Seminar Series

The Seminar Series takes place online, every second Friday at 12:00. It is envisaged to bring doctoral students, postdocs and PIs together and to facilitate the exchange of ideas within the scientific community.

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Vortrag, Foto: Colourbox

Upcoming Seminars

Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller

Wilhelm Wundt Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Leipzig

"Frequency-tagged stimuli uncover basic neural mechanisms of feature-based attention in the human brain"
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Prof. Dr. Rami Abou Jamra

Institute of Human Genetics, University Hospital Leipzig


Prof. Dr. Swen Hesse

Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Leipzig


Past seminars

Dr. Kristina Lippmann

Carl Ludwig Institute of Physiology, Medical Faculty, Leipzig

"Hippocampal network oscillations are shaped by activated ATP-sensitive potassium channels of fast-spiking interneurons"
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Prof. Dr. Marc Schönwiesner

Institute of Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Leipzig University & Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

"Spatial hearing: brain plasticity, wearable technology, and the best home stereo system ever built"
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Prof. Dr. Mareike Zink

Peter-Debye-Institute for Soft Matter Physics, Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, Leipzig

"How to study biocompatibility of neuroelectrodes with biophysical tools and machine-learning algorithms"
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Dr. Christian Simon

Carl Ludwig Institute of Physiology, Medical Faculty, Leipzig

"Motor neurons drive motor circuit pathology in a distal form of spinal muscular atrophy"
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Prof. Dr. Anja Widdig

Institute of Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences & Department of Human Behaviour, Ecology and Culture, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

"The impact of realized relatedness on the evolution of primate sociality based on WGS data"
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Prof. Dr. Stefan Hallermann

Carl Ludwig Institute of Physiology, Medical Faculty, Leipzig

"Ketamine boosts presynaptic release at a central glutamatergic synapse"
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Prof. Dr. Gesa Hartwigsen

Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Wilhelm Wundt Institute, Leipzig University & Lise Meitner Research Group Cognition and Plasticity, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS), Leipzig

"Short-term plasticity in neural networks for cognition – insights from healthy young, aging, and lesioned brains"
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Dr. Alexander Jais

Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG) of the Helmholtz Zentrum München at the University of Leipzig and University Hospital Leipzig

"Prepronociceptin-expressing neurons induce overeating and mediate energy expenditure"
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Latest News

Latest News

Brain Dynamics Science Speed Dating

Second informal meeting of Brain Dynamics members

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Jung Career Advancement Award

Dr. Achmed Mrestani from the Department of Neurology will receive a total of 210,000 euros over the next three years to finance his own research project

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Microscopy course

A course in light and electron microscopy for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

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Brain Dynamics Science Speed Dating

The first informal meeting of the Brain Dynamics members held on 26th April

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Congratulations to Dr. Anika Lüttig

Brain Dynamics Graduate School member Anika Lüttig successfully defended her doctoral thesis

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Two open positions at the Paul Flechsig Institute

Research group Hosseinzadeh is offering two PhD positions in retina research

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Brain Dynamics Scientific Day

Inaugural scientific meeting organized by the Brain Dynamics Graduate School held on October 7th

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TAC experiences

Doctoral students talk about the advantages of having a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC)

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Upcoming and past events

Brain Dynamics Science Speed Dating

13.06. 19:00 Bierakademie, Sternwartenstraße 4 Second informal meetup of Brain Dynamics members

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Matthew Larkum

02.06. 13:00 Wilhelm Wundt Room (A400), MPI CBS "Dendritic Integration Theory - Why anesthesia blocks consciousness"

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Francesco Roselli

01.06. 13:00 Kleiner Hörsaal, Institute of Biology "Synaptic entry-points to motoneuron vulnerability"

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Andreas Reiner

30.05. 16:00 Kleiner Hörsaal, Institute of Biochemistry „Optical approaches to study glutamate receptor signaling: Mechanisms and synaptic function“

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Christian Büchel

25.05. 15:30 hybrid, online & Lecture Hall, MPI CBS “How expectations and their violations shape perception”

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Muthuraman Muthuraman

24.05. 17:15 Meeting room "Justus von Liebig", University Hospital Leipzig „Entwicklung und Anwendung biostatistischer Methoden zur Verbesserung der prädiktiven Modellierung klinischer Daten für die Präzisionsmedizin“

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Patrick Haggard

19.05. 13:00 hybrid, online & Lecture Hall, MPI CBS “Somatosensory Qualities: Blix, Müller and beyond”

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Caroline F. Rowland

15.05. 16:00 online "How humans learn language"

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Anette Kersting

10.05. 17:00 online "(Fast) jedem Abschied folgt ein neuer Anfang... – Normale und anhaltende Trauerprozesse"

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  • 01.06.2023 15:30 Faculty of Medicine
  • Paula Ackermann
    "Tau-Isoformen im peripheren Nervensystem"
  • Marco Andreas Reining
    "Sicherheit von magnetresonanztomographischen Untersuchungen bei Patienten mit rückenmarknahem Neurostimulator"
  • ­Boris Riekena
    "Funktionelle Charakterisierung Alzheimer-relevanter nicht Protein-kodierender ncRNA​"
  • Hans Ralf Schneider
    "Die Rolle der rechten Hemisphäre bei Spracherholung nach Schlaganfall: eine fMRT-informierte voxelbasierte Läsionsstudie​"
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  • 13.04.2023 15:15 Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Tilman Stephani
    "On the organization of neural response variability: Probing somatosensory excitability dynamics with oscillatory brain states and stimulus-evoked potentials"
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  • 11.04.2023 14:30 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Anika Lüttig
    "Brevican-Expression in Dystoniemodellen und Einflüsse tiefer Hirnstimulationen"
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Scientific publications

Key publications by each research group and latest publications by the members of Brain Dynamics

Key publications by each research group

Latest publications by the members of Brain Dynamics

Further reading

RAL News Portal

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Leipzig University Medicine News (in German)

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Faculty of Life Sciences News

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RAL Workshops

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Leipzig University News Portal

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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