News & Press Releases

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,...

Visualization of newly formed synapses with unprecedented resolution

Researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience optimized a spatiotemporally controlled method that induces and...

NIH Awards $2.4 Million to MPFI Scientist to investigate the role of astrocytes in neural circuits

Work will focus on calcium signaling properties of astrocytes in the visual cortex Dr. James Schummers,...

Save the Date: 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.

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Scientific Seminars

Illuminating mechanisms of sensory coding and neuro-modulation with light sensitive channel blockers
Nace L. Golding, PhD - Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, 11:00 AM
Ed Chapman, PhD - Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, 11:00 AM
Cerebellar modulation of the dopaminergic reward pathway
2016-17 SEMINAR SERIES: Kamran Khodakhah, PhD - Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Thursday, December 1st, 2016, 11:00 AM