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Marlene Bartos receives ERC Advanced Grant

Prof. Dr. Marlene Bartos of the Institute of Physiology I at the University of Freiburg, member of the Bernstein Center and the cluster of excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools, is to receive a 2.5 million euro Advanced Grant of the European Research Council to examine the functional role of inhibitory nerve cells in the formation of memory traces and in the control of cognitive behavior.

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Epilepsy: Changing the beat?

Rhythmic network activity is considered to be important for normal brain function. A recent study finds that the theta-rhythm slows down in epileptic mice - irrespective of the degree of restructuring in the hippocampus. This points towards wide-ranging changes of a system that is thought to coordinate activity across distant brain regions.


Alternative View on Neuronal Network Remodeling

Scientists from the Bernstein Center Freiburg demonstrated that Hebbian association in neuronal networks can also emerge from homeostatic plasticity, which is normally thought to exclusively stabilize neuronal activity.


New Neuroscience Landing Page online

Good news for all those who would like to get a quick overview of the neuroscientific research sector in Freiburg. The Bernstein Center Freiburg has created a "Landing Page" to be found under www.neuro.uni-freiburg.de.


Talks & Events

Bernstein Seminar

Neuro-Talks in Freiburg


Conferences & Events


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 17:15
Viola Priesemann
Assessing Network Dynamics under Subsampling

 All Bernstein Seminars



Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 12:15
Freiburg Neuroscience Lecture Series: Gilles Laurent
Transient Dynamics in Neuronal Networks – Experimental Evidence

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 12:15
Freiburg Neuroscience Lecture Series: Silvia Arber
Circuit solutions for programming actions

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 17:15
NeuroForum Freiburg: Paolo Medini
Microcircuit basis of multisensory integration in cortical microcircuits

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 17:15
NeuroForum Freiburg: James Knierim


March 5 - 22, 2018
ANDA 2018 - G-Node Advanced Neural Data Analysis Course
Juelich-Barmen, Germany

July 07 - 11, 2018
11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

Berlin, Germany

September 25 - 28, 2018
Bernstein Conference 2018

Berlin, Germany



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