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NIH awards $2.4 million to Max Planck Florida Institute scientist to investigate the connections of cortical circuits in the brain

Work will focus on visualizing and manipulating neuronal activity in individual neurons Dr. Hyungbae Kwon, Research...

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s Dr. Bert Sakmann Awarded 2015 International Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Bert Sakmann, M.D., Ph.D., Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s (MPFI) Inaugural Scientific Director and Research...

3D reconstruction of neuronal networks provides unprecedented insight into organizational principles of sensory cortex

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Germany), VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Max...


Ph.D. student Dan Wilson on On Your Mind podcast

Dan Wilson, Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), discusses his research...

Research Spotlight: Optogenetics

Turning on and off neural circuits Optogenetics is a technique that combines genetics and optics to...

Electron Microscopy Facility Among First to Utilize Newest Technologies in 3-D Imaging

Imaging technologies for brain research are advancing at a rapid pace, and much research now relies...