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New Scientific Fellowship Program Offers One-of-a-Kind Opportunity for Students and Postdocs

Jupiter, Fla.    August 19, 2014

The Max Planck Florida Foundation is honored to receive a $2 million appropriation from the State of Florida that will launch a groundbreaking ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Receives $309K Grant

Jupiter, Fla.    June 19, 2014

The prestigious student internship programs at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) are getting a major boost thanks to an ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Gives Local Teachers A Leg Up During Exclusive New Summer Training Program

Jupiter, Fla.    June 18, 2014

Two exceptional local science teachers are ‘going back to school’ this summer thanks to a unique training program at the Max Planck ...

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World's Leading Neuroscience Researchers Convene in Jupiter for Symposium

Jupiter, Fla.    May 28, 2014

Neuroscience researchers and students from around the world gathered at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) May 9 and 10 ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Selects Students for Prestigious Summer Internship

Jupiter, Fla.    May 22, 2014

A group of local high school students is about to embark on a prestigious summer internship that rivals a collegiate-level science ...

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FAU, Max Planck Florida talk new plans for international research school

Jupiter, Fla.    April 14, 2014

Florida Atlantic University’s new president, Dr. John Kelly, visited the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience on FAU’s ...

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Governor Rick Scott tours MPFI's state-of-the-art neuroscience research facility; first of its kind in the US

Jupiter, Fla.    April 9, 2014

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), the first Max Planck Institute in the United States, welcomed Florida Governor Rick Scott to ...

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Max Planck Florida Celebrates Brain Awareness Week with 3rd Annual Brain Bee Challenge - Team from Atlantic and Olympic Heights High Schools Takes First Place

Jupiter, Fla.    March 21, 2014

Science institutions throughout the country celebrated Brain Awareness Week (March 10-16) with fairs, exhibitions and competitions, sharing ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute's 'Science Meets Music' Lecture Invites Public to Help With Scientific Discovery

Jupiter, Fla.    March 11, 2014

How do our brains recognize familiar faces? How can they distinguish an apple from a car? The brain’s communication network is extremely ...

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West Palm Beach Philanthropists Announce $1 Million Gift to Max Planck Florida Foundation

Jupiter, Fla.    March 3, 2014

The Max Planck Florida Foundation announced today a gift of $1 million from Alexander and Renate Dreyfoos. The foundation supports the ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute's Science meets Music Lecture Focuses on Fascinating Function of the insect Brain and its Importance to Humans

Palm Beach, Fla.    February 28, 2014

New technologies are helping to combat starvation in developing countries and detect landmines in war-torn cities, and a scientist at the ...

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Science Meets Music – Max Planck Florida Institute Second Public Lecture Shares Insights into Memory Formation

Palm Beach, Fla.    January 29, 2014

Nearly 250 supporters, notable residents, business leaders and members of the scientific and medical community, attended Max Planck Florida ...

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Registration Now Open for Max Planck Florida Institute's Annual Brain Bee Challenge

Jupiter, Fla.    January 27, 2014

Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) is inviting local high school students, grades 9-12, to register for the third annual Brain Bee Challenge ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Celebrated Neuroscience Discovery Day with Community Open House

Jupiter, Fla.    January 13, 2014

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) ...

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Science Meets Music - Max Planck Florida Institute adds Distinguished Musicians to its Public Lecture Series

Jupiter, Fla.    December 20, 2013

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience  launches a new season of its popular ...

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Max Planck Research Advances Knowledge of Triggers in Memory Formation

Jupiter, Fla.    December 3, 2013

A discovery by a research team led by Dr. Ryohei  Yasuda at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience has significantly advanced ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience to Celebrate Neuroscience Discovery Day with Community Open House Event

Jupiter, Fla.    November 11, 2013

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Scientist Awarded Grant for Autism-related Research

Jupiter, Fla.    October 30, 2013

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience  announced today that ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Highlights Brain Research, Education in Report to County Commission

Jupiter, Fla.    October 30, 2013

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience gave its first official status ...

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Barbara Suflas Noble Joins Max Planck Florida Institute

Jupiter, Fla.    October 23, 2013

Barbara Suflas Noble has been appointed Vice-President for Advancement at the Max ...

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New insights into the organizational principles of the brain

Jupiter, Fla    October 8, 2013

Recent advances in high-resolution imaging and reconstruction techniques, developed by Dr. Oberlaender at the Max Planck Florida Institute for ...

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Max Planck Society President Honored in New York for His Dedication to Worldwide Research

New York, NY    September 27, 2013

Suzanne and William J. McDonough, Benton Bohannon and Admiral Philip Whitacre hosted a special dinner on ...

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Students Wrap Summer with Leading Neuroscientists at Max Planck Florida Institute

August 20, 2013

Six Palm Beach County high school students are headed back to school this week with a better understanding of the human brain and its function ...

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Scientific Collaboration the Theme of Event at Max Planck Florida Institute

Jupiter, Fla.    July 30, 2013

Life Science and Technology HUB hosts “Neurons & Networking” event, featuring presentations by Max Planck ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Scientist Awarded $2.4 Million NIH Grant

Jupiter, Fla.    July 8, 2013

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience today announced Dr. Ryohei Yasuda been awarded a $2.4 ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Scientist Awarded $2.1 Million NIH Grant

Jupiter, Fla.    May 23, 2013

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience today announced that Dr. ...

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Max Planck Scientists progress towards better understanding of neuronal circuit function

Jupiter, Fla.    May 21, 2013

Scientists from the Group of Dr. Samuel Young, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter, together ...

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Neuroscientists Collaborate to Inspire Local High School Students at Day-long Outreach Event Sponsored by the Quantum Foundation

Jupiter, Fla.    April 12, 2013

High school students from Palm Beach County Title I schools recently explored the marvelous aspects of the brain through hands-on activities ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Welcomes Obama’s BRAIN Project

Jupiter, Fla.    April 3, 2013

The Obama administration formally announced its plan to fund the development of a comprehensive map of the brain’s activity with a ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Study Points to Major Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease

Florida    March 19, 2013

The Journal of Neuroscience has published a study led by researchers at the Max Planck Florida ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Receives New Grant Funding

Florida    March 14, 2013

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, the first and only U.S. extension of the prestigious Max Planck Society, today announced it ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Hosts Inaugural Sunposium in Palm Beach

Jupiter, Fla.    March 8, 2013

Nearly 300 scientists and students traveled to Palm Beach for the inaugural ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Jupiter, Fla.    March 5, 2013

Dr. Matthias Haury has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at the Max Planck ...

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Royal Palm Beach High School Student Wins 2013 Brain Bee Challenge

Jupiter, Fla.    February 13, 2013

Royal Palm Beach High School junior, Anastasia Colas was the winner of the Max Planck Florida Institute for ...

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Registration is Now Open for the 2013 Brain Bee Challenge

Jupiter, Fla.    January 17, 2013

Registration is now open for the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s (MPFIN) 2013 Brain Bee Challenge on Saturday, ...

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Winter Season Marks the Return of Max Planck Florida Institute's Annual Public Lecture Series

Palm Beach, Fla.    December 21, 2012

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFIN) will offer an insider’s view of the mysteries of science when its winter ...

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Community Celebrates Grand Opening of Max Planck Florida Institute For Neuroscience

Jupiter, Fla.    December 14, 2012

The newly opened Max Planck Florida Institute for ...

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Grand Opening of the Max Planck Florida Institute in the U.S.

Jupiter, Fla.    December 5, 2012

Jeff Atwater, Chief Finance Officer of Florida, Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, German State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and ...

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High School Students Prepare for Max Planck Florida Institute's 2013 Brain Bee Challenge

Jupiter, Fla.    September 18, 2012

Registration will open in mid-November for the Max Planck Florida Institute’s (MPFI) 2013 Brain Bee Challenge on Saturday, February 9. ...

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Students Spend Summer with Leading Neuroscientists at Max Planck Florida Institute

Jupiter, Fla.    July 26, 2012

Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) is providing a unique learning opportunity this summer for talented and highly motivated high school ...

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Hanno-Sebastian Meyer to receive the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

Jupiter, Fla.    June 13, 2012

Hanno-Sebastian Meyer, Senior Research Associate and Postdoctoral fellow with Bert Sakmann at MPFI’s Digital Neuroanatomy Research Group, ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute Study Shows: Persistent Sensory Experience Is Good For The Aging Brain

Jupiter, FL    May 24, 2012

Despite a long-held scientific belief that much of the wiring of the brain is fixed by the time of adolescence, a new study shows that changes ...

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Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Dr. Samuel Young Will Provide Tools for Parkinson's Drug Development

Jupiter, FL    May 2, 2012

Samuel M. Young, Jr., PhD, research group leader at the new Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI), has received his first grant from The Michael ...

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Robert Egger receives Otto-Haxel-Prize of the University of Heidelberg

Jupiter, Fla.    March 15, 2012

Robert Egger, graduate student in the Department of Digital Neuroanatomy, ...

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International Collaboration the Focus of Scientific Symposium Hosted by Max Planck Florida Institute

Jupiter, Fla.    March 15, 2012

The Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) recently hosted a two-day scientific ...

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FAU and Max Planck Florida Institute Initiate Program in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience

Boca Raton, FL    March 9, 2012

To further establish their strong research and academic partnership, neuroscience faculty from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. ...

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Dr. Ryohei Yasuda Named Max Planck Florida Institute Scientific Director

Jupiter, Fla.    March 7, 2012

Jupiter, FL, March 7, 2012 – The Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) announced today that Duke University neuroscientist Ryohei Yasuda, ...

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Suncoast Student Takes Top Honors at First-Ever Max Planck Florida Institute Brain Bee Challenge

Jupiter, Fla.    February 7, 2012

JUPITER, Fla. (February 7, 2012) –  More than 50 Palm Beach County students in grades 9-12 registered to experience a ...

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Drs. Hyungbae Kwon and Hiroki Taniguchi Join Max Planck Florida Institute as Research Group Leaders

Jupiter, Fla.    February 2, 2012

Jupiter, FL, February 1, 2012 - The Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) announced today that neuroscientists Hyungbae Kwon, PhD and Hiroki ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute's Second Annual Public Lecture Series Will Explore Scientific Mysteries

Jupiter, Fla.    January 5, 2012

JUPITER, Fla.  (January 5, 2012) -- The human brain and our solar system — up until now our understanding of both of these wonders has ...

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Max Planck Florida Institute’s Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Accepting Applicants for Summer 2012

Jupiter, Fla.    January 5, 2012

Jupiter, FL, January 5, 2012 – The Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is accepting ...

 

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