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...

The Future of Neuroscience Now Online – Max Planck Neuroscience Launches Research and News Site for Scientific Community

From the world’s most progressive researchers on the cusp of scientific discovery, the Max Planck Neuroscience...

Scientists optimize FRET-FLIM to study activity of two signaling molecules within a single dendritic spine

Researchers at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Stanford University teamed up to develop a...

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...

Science Meets Music: Metabolic Mayhem

MPFI’s renowned public lecture series returns for its 2017 series!

Join us on Friday, January 20 for our series kick-off — Metabolic Mayhem: The brain’s role in metabolic health and disease, with Dr. Jens Brüning, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research. Musical guest is cellist Zlatomir Fung, American Friends of Kronberg Academy.


Scientific Seminars

Experience-dependent plasticity across the cortical column
Alison L. Barth, PhD - Professor, Biological Sciences and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University
Thursday, February 9th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Presynaptic ion channels underpinning neurotransmitter release from nerve terminals of fast-spiking neurons
Lu-Yang Wang, PhD - Professor & Director, BRAIN Platform, Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto
Friday, February 10th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Technologies toward organism-level systems biology: CUBIC-based cell-omics analysis and next-generation mouse genetics
Etsuo A. Susaki, MD, PhD - Lecturer, Dept. of Systems Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 11:00 AM