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MPFI Welcomes 70 Aspiring Scientists to

MPFI Welcomes 70 Aspiring Scientists to “Career Day”

September 20, 2018

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) hosted 70 local high school students and their teachers for Career Day, which took place on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Students and teachers enjoyed tours of MPFI facilities, a luncheon with scientists, and an interactive question and answer session. The 2018 panelists... READ MORE

MPFI Scientist Receives More than $2 Million in NIH Funding to Study Regulation of Instructive Signaling in the Cerebellum

MPFI Scientist Receives More than $2 Million in NIH Funding to Study Regulation of Instructive Signaling in the Cerebellum

September 10, 2018

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announces that Dr. Jason Christie, MPFI Research Group Leader, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2,082,074 over five-years to support ongoing investigation of neural circuits in the cerebellum that instruct and guide motor learning. The cerebellum, an anatomically unique... READ MORE

MPFI High School Intern Accepted to One of the Nation’s Top Universities

MPFI High School Intern Accepted to One of the Nation’s Top Universities

May 11, 2018

By Corey Moran “Mens et Manus” a phrase coined years ago, was adopted by one of the nation’s most prestigious and distinguished Universities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Very simply it translates as “Mind and Hand”. Yet this seemingly simple statement harbors a rather impactful notion, one that was a... READ MORE

From Postdocs to Principal Investigators

From Postdocs to Principal Investigators

May 4, 2018

By Corey Moran Armed with nothing but an Expo marker, white board, and quick wits, Postdoctoral candidates wishing to effloresce into full-fledged scientists, have only 20 minutes in front of a panel of distinguished faculty to showcase their scientific acumen and outline an entire career’s worth of research goals. Infamously... READ MORE

Exceptional Science Flourishes Under the Max Planck Philosophy

Exceptional Science Flourishes Under the Max Planck Philosophy

January 22, 2018

By Corey Moran Growing up, do you remember reading those widely popular “choose your own adventure books?” For those unfamiliar, these novels tell a story in a rather untraditional manner. Instead of giving the reader a linear, predestined experience it introduces the element of decision making. When arriving at a... READ MORE

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience inspires the pursuit of science with a special presentation at Jupiter High School

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience inspires the pursuit of science with a special presentation at Jupiter High School

January 20, 2018

In partnership with the Taras Oceanographic Foundation, MPFI scientist Dr. Paul Evans participated in recent “Meet the Scientist Lecture Series” at Jupiter High School On January 11, the Jupiter High School auditorium was filled with students, and community members alike, for a guest lecture by Max Planck Florida Institute for... READ MORE

Science Meets Music: Unexpected Moments, Unprecedented Impact

Science Meets Music: Unexpected Moments, Unprecedented Impact

December 22, 2017

By Corey Moran “How do you step into science? Well this answer is probably very specific, very individual” -Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann How do we step into any career for that matter? For the passion of doing something we love? For the peace of mind of financial security? For the... READ MORE

STED: Small Scale, Big Breakthroughs

STED: Small Scale, Big Breakthroughs

November 29, 2017

By Corey Moran Watching Dr. Christian Wurm boot up the Imspector software for the very first time filled me with a mixture of fascination and trepidation. At first glance, Abberior’s software interface for the STED microscope is reminiscent of a pilot’s cockpit; blinking lights, snippets of recognizable phrases, and a... READ MORE

Seeing Through the Lens of STED Microscopy:  A Brilliant Nanoscopic World Revealed

Seeing Through the Lens of STED Microscopy: A Brilliant Nanoscopic World Revealed

November 22, 2017

By Corey Moran If you have particularly poor eyesight like me, you’ll be able to relate to the feeling of uncertainty that comes with removing a pair of glasses or contacts. Your once sharp and crystal clear surroundings take on a formless, fuzzy appearance. Each object in view, from the... READ MORE

Unlocking the brain key to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease | OpEd

Unlocking the brain key to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease | OpEd

November 20, 2017

With nearly 50 million people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease worldwide, it is more important than ever that we find new treatments and hopefully a cure for this devastating illness. With that goal in mind, nearly 2,000 clinical trials related to Alzheimer’s disease have been registered on clinicaltrials.gov, yet there are... READ MORE