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MPFI Neuroimaging Techniques course: Learning to visualize the brain in a whole new way

MPFI Neuroimaging Techniques course: Learning to visualize the brain in a whole new way

February 22, 2018

MPFI recruits visionaries in science to train talented, up-and-coming young investigators and students in the modern optical techniques used to study the brain. From February 02-14, a tangible energy and excitement filled the air of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI). A hustle and bustle of students and... READ MORE

Renowned Nobel Laureate Draws Record Crowd for Start of Science Meets Music Season

Renowned Nobel Laureate Draws Record Crowd for Start of Science Meets Music Season

February 14, 2018

Guests of Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s special science and music event treated to “The Resolution Revolution,” a presentation by Nobel Laureate, Dr. Stefan Hell On Wednesday, January 31, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) hosted the largest gathering of science and music fans since the beginning of... READ MORE

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience is “driving discovery” with special Science Meets Music speaker

December 20, 2017

A special visit by the President of the Max Planck Society, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann served as the nexus for a unique theme, intimate venue and spectacular performances during a private event that provided guests with an early glimpse of the awaited 2018 Science Meets Music series hosted by the... READ MORE

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Builds Bridges Across the Globe with Annual Neuroscience Retreat

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Builds Bridges Across the Globe with Annual Neuroscience Retreat

December 15, 2017

Leaders from 14 different Max Planck Institutions came together for a meeting of the minds In November of this year, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), the only Max Planck Institute in the U.S., hosted the Max Planck Society’s annual Neuroscience Retreat, bringing together directors and group leaders from... READ MORE

FAU and Max Planck Unveil First-of-its-Kind Honors Program

FAU and Max Planck Unveil First-of-its-Kind Honors Program

December 11, 2017

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly, Max Planck Society President Martin Stratmann, and David Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), announced a new partnership between FAU and MPFI to establish an undergraduate honors program in neuroscience that will be the first of its kind across... READ MORE

Order in Disorder: a key feature of dendritic organization in the brain

Order in Disorder: a key feature of dendritic organization in the brain

November 2, 2017

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience discovered local order of dendritic spine functional properties within global disorder, a key underlying feature of the synaptic architecture of visual space. Neurons are the basic information processing structures in the brain and are composed of three main parts: dendrites, axons,... READ MORE

Gene editing in the brain gets a major upgrade

Gene editing in the brain gets a major upgrade

October 19, 2017

Scientists develop a new tool for precise genome editing in neurons Genome editing technologies have revolutionized biomedical science, providing a fast and easy way to modify genes. However, the technique allowing scientists to carryout the most precise edits, doesn’t work in cells that are no longer dividing – which includes... READ MORE

MPFI scientists discover regional differences among chandelier cells

MPFI scientists discover regional differences among chandelier cells

October 9, 2017

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience show that location matters when it comes to brain cells’ gene expression, connections, and innervation area The brain is composed of distinct regions that differ in their functional roles and cellular architecture. For example, the hippocampus is an area well-known for... READ MORE

Max Planck Florida Institute For Neuroscience Molds Minds Of Students During Science Career Panel

Max Planck Florida Institute For Neuroscience Molds Minds Of Students During Science Career Panel

October 8, 2017

Recently, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) helped to mold the minds of students interested in a career in science by hosting the sixth annual Science Career Panel. The event allowed students from eight middle schools and eight high schools in Palm Beach County an opportunity to meet and... READ MORE

NIH Awards $2 Million to MPFI Scientist to investigate neural circuits in the visual cortex

NIH Awards $2 Million to MPFI Scientist to investigate neural circuits in the visual cortex

October 3, 2017

Work will use state of the art imaging techniques to provide new insights critical for addressing numerous visual, neurological, and psychiatric disorders Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director and CEO at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), has been awarded a $2 million four-year grant from the National Eye... READ MORE