News & Press Releases

NIH Awards $1.4 Million to MPFI and NYU Scientists supporting NIH BRAIN Initiative

Work will focus on developing new optogenetic technologies to understand learning and memory functions A $1.4...

California Institute of Technology Neuroscientist Named Inaugural Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award Recipient

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Honors Collaboration, Creativity and Curiosity-Driven Research The Max Planck Florida Institute...

Two new studies uncover key players responsible for learning and memory formation

Researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Duke University, and collaborators have identified a novel...

Refining optogenetic methods to map synaptic connections in the brain

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience are optimizing optogenetic methods for circuit mapping,...

REGISTER NOW: Sunposium 2017 | February 13-14

MPFI’s biennial Sunposium conference brings together leaders in basic neuroscience research from all over the world

2017 Plenary Speakers include Nobel Laureates Thomas Südhof and Susumu Tonegawa and 2015 Breakthrough Prize winner and Max Planck Director, Emmanuelle Charpentier. Registration is now open.

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Scientific Seminars

Modulation of synaptic plasticity by midbrain dopamine neurons
Jun Ding, PhD - Asst. Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Stanford University
Thursday, October 27th, 2016, 11:00 AM
DOC2 function during synaptic transmission and plasticity
Edwin R. Chapman, PhD - Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, 11:00 AM
Presynaptic ultrastructure-function relationships resolved by electron tomography
Cordelia Imig, PhD - Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Goettingen
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, 11:00 AM