Brain Dynamics  

Brain Dynamics

DFG Projects

Obesity Mechanisms - SFB 1052

There are several questions about the unresolved, pathogenic mechanisms of obesity and its comorbid disorders, three of which are central and unifying to the Collaborative Research Centre: (1) Why are (obese) people in a positive caloric balance? (2) How does overeating lead to adverse fat deposition and adipose tissue inflammation? (3) Which fat derived "signals" (adipokines) are responsible for obesity-related diseases? Consequently, we define three research areas reflecting these major research questions: (1) overeating, (2) fat deposition and inflammation, and (3) adipokines. Read more

Electrically Active Implants (Elaine) - SFB 1270

The research vision pursued by the CRC 1270 ELAINE (ELectrically Active ImplNts) focuses on novel electrically active implants. Specifically, ELAINE addresses implants employed for the regeneration of bone and cartilage, and implants for deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders. Three central research objectives are a means to implement the research vision. The first objective is to establish innovative energy autonomous implants that allow a feedback-controlled electical stimulation. A second objective is efficient systematic multi-scale studies to enable rapid progress in targeted implant improvements and patient-specific therapies. The third long-term objective is to analyse the basic mechanisms of electrical stimulation in bone, cartilage and brain, and to translate this knowledge in clinical practice. Read more

Functional specializations of neuroglia as critical determinants of brain activity - SPP1757

The human brain is an extraordinary complex structure, consisting of about 80 billion neurones, connected by numerous synapses, and of an equal number of neuroglial cells. The latter, subdivided into [...] Read more

IMPRS Projects

International Max Planck Research School on "Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity" (NeuroCom)

The International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity (IMPRS NeuroCom) is based at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, and the University of Leipzig, and also involves the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, UK. The school strengthens the already existing, close working relationship between all participating institutions as well as enables its students to benefit from the value of their joint knowledge and resources. The IMPRS NeuroCom focuses on [...] Read more

last update: 02.08.2018 


Prof. Dr. med. Jens Eilers
Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology
Faculty of Medicine
Universität Leipzig
Liebigstraße 27
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-15520
Fax: +49 341 97-15529

Prof. Dr. Erich Schröger
Department of Psychology
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39571
Fax: +49 341 97-39270