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

Biogenic amines in insects: coordination of physiological processes and behaviour - FOR 1363

Biogenic amines act as classical transmitter, as neuromodulators and neurohormones and are found in all animal species, both of vertebrates and invertebrates, including humans. Biogenic amines belong transmitters, which appear [...] Read more

From Monocytes to Brain Macrophages - Conditions Influencing the Fate of Myeloid Cells in the Brain - FOR 1336

The major aim of the Research Unit is the coordinated investigation of the functional, spatial, temporal and developmental diversity of myeloid cells in the central nervous system (CNS). The brain hosts a heterogenous population of myeloid cells, including microglia, perivascular cells, meningeal macrophages and disease-associated blood-borne monocytes. In contrast to [...] Read more

Ultrafast and Temporally Precise Information Processing: Normal and Dysfunctional Hearing - SPP 1608

Ultrafast signalling and an exquisitely high temporal precision down to the microsecond range are the hallmarks of the auditory system that set it apart from virtually any other sensory system. The aim of this Priority Programme is to identify and analyse the [...] Read more

Emerging roles of non-coding RNAs in nervous system development, plasticity and disease - SPP 1738

Intricate gene regulatory programs orchestrate both the development of the nervous system, as well as experience-dependent adaptations that underlie higher cognitive functions. Less than a decade ago, it was assumed that these programs are exclusively made up of regulatory proteins, such as signaling molecules, RNA-binding proteins and transcription factors. However, this view was challenged by [...] 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

EU Projects

The role of diet, food-related behaviour, and obesity in the prevention of depression - FP7

MooDFOOD is a Multi-country collaborative project on the role of Diet, Food-related behaviour, and Obesity in the prevention of Deression. Depression is one of the most prevalent, severe and disabling disorders in the EU and places a heavy burden on individuals and families. A large proportion of [...] Read more

Prediction of cognitive properties of new drug candidates for neurodegenerative diseases in early clinical development - FP7

PharmaCog is short for “Prediction of cognitive properties of new drug candidates for neurodegenerative diseases in early clinical development”. It is a partnership of 32 academic and industry actors from 7 countries, co-ordinated by [...] Read more

Mental Health Training through Research Network in Europe - FP7

MARATONE is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network project that directly addresses the need for high-level training and career pathways in mental health to increase the inter-sectorial and trans-national employability of young scientists in the academic, public and private sectors to meet the enormous challenge of the 2009 EU Parliament Resolution on Mental Health. The Resolution set out recommendations for [...] Read more

BMBF Projects

Analyzing pathways from childhood maltreatment to internalizing symptoms and disorders in children and adolescents (AMIS)

Effective interventions for maltreated children are impeded by gaps in our knowledge of the etiopathological mechanisms leading from maltreatment to behavioral disorders. Although some studies have already identified individual risk factors, there is a lack of research on [...] Read more

AgeMooDe Studie Depression im Alter

Project description in german language available on the web page of the BMBF. Read more

Kognitive Erholung nach dem Schlaganfall. Ein translationaler Ansatz zur Entwicklung neuer Therapien für höhere motorische Defizite (COGSTROKE)

Project description in german language available on the web page of the BMBF. Read more

Karriereförderung von Frauen in der Medizin

Project description in german language available on the web page of the project. Read more

Implementierung und Evaluation eines familienbasiereten Interventionsprogrammes

For mental ill childs and juveniles with mental ill parents - a controlled randomized multicenter study.

Project description in german language available on the web page of the BMBF. Read more

IMPRS Projects

"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: 15.02.2018 


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