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MPFI Scientist Secures a $2.4 Million Grant to Investigate Inhibitory Circuits in the Cerebral Cortex

MPFI Scientist Secures a $2.4 Million Grant to Investigate Inhibitory Circuits in the Cerebral Cortex

June 15, 2018

The project will focus on applying advanced imaging technologies paired with precise genetic techniques to disentangle how inhibitory circuits in the cortex are constructed. Dr. Hiroki Taniguchi, Ph.D., a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) has been awarded a $2.4 million five-year grant by... READ MORE

Memory Molecule Limits Plasticity by Calibrating Calcium

Memory Molecule Limits Plasticity by Calibrating Calcium

May 23, 2018

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience discovered a new way that the protein RGS14 functions as a molecular brake on learning and memory The brain has an incredible capacity to support a lifetime of learning and memory. Each new experience fundamentally alters the connections between cells in... READ MORE

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Dr. David Fitzpatrick to 2018 Class

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Dr. David Fitzpatrick to 2018 Class

May 4, 2018

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s (MPFI) CEO and Scientific Director Joins United States President and World Leaders in the 2018 Class Dr. David Fitzpatrick, CEO and Scientific Director at MPFI, joins the ranks of exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators for the 2018 class of the American Academy of... READ MORE

The acclaimed 2018 Season of Science Meets Music Concludes with Thematic Grand Finale

The acclaimed 2018 Season of Science Meets Music Concludes with Thematic Grand Finale

May 4, 2018

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience showcased the science of songbird singing complimented by classical compositions inspired by the sonorous songsters. Early evening on Wednesday, April 18, science and song took flight in Benjamin Hall, as members of the local community, brimming with excitement, gathered for a night of virtuosic... READ MORE

FAU and Max Planck Team Up on First Joint Position

FAU and Max Planck Team Up on First Joint Position

April 27, 2018

Ken Dawson-Scully Named Associate V.P. for Strategic Initiatives, Head of Institutional Partnerships at FAU and MPFI Florida Atlantic University and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) have combined forces to form the first jointly supported position between the two institutions. As of May 1, Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., will be... READ MORE

Dr. David Fitzpatrick receives notable honor from Brandeis University for his leadership in Systems Neuroscience

Dr. David Fitzpatrick receives notable honor from Brandeis University for his leadership in Systems Neuroscience

April 26, 2018

The recognition includes presentation of inaugural John Lisman ’66 Memorial Lecture in Vision Science On Tuesday, April 10, David Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., CEO and Scientific Director of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), delivered the inaugural John Lisman ’66 Memorial Lecture in Vision Science at Brandeis University. The medium-sized... READ MORE

Seventh Annual Brain Bee Crowns Atlantic Community High School Team As Champions

April 20, 2018

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) hosts Brain Bee to increase public awareness of the importance, progress and benefits of Brain Research The MPFI campus was buzzing with excitement on April 7 as Palm Beach County High School students competed for the championship title at the seventh annual Brain... READ MORE

Science Meets Music Features Melodies and Muscle Memories

Science Meets Music Features Melodies and Muscle Memories

April 2, 2018

Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience highlighted the brain’s incredible capacity for musical talent and detailed the scientific basis for what makes the skilled motions of a musician possible. On Wednesday, March 28, eager guests attending the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI)’s Science Meets Music event gathered in the... READ MORE

Remember the past, think in the present, plan for the future: MPFI’s newly recruited Research Group Leader wants to uncover how its done

Remember the past, think in the present, plan for the future: MPFI’s newly recruited Research Group Leader wants to uncover how its done

March 20, 2018

Dr. Yingxue Wang, esteemed neuroscientist, chooses Max Plank Florida to conduct critical memory research The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) warmly welcomes its newest Research Group Leader Yingxue Wang, PhD. Joining the ranks of MPFI’s distinguished neuroscientists, Dr. Wang will be leading the Neuronal Mechanisms of Episodic Memory... READ MORE

MPFI’s Brain Exploration Day Kicks off National Brain Awareness Week in Palm Beach County

MPFI’s Brain Exploration Day Kicks off National Brain Awareness Week in Palm Beach County

March 12, 2018

MPFI neuroscientists welcomed local residents to an immersive open house and a peek into the inner workings of a premiere research institute On Saturday March 10, as part of the Brain Awareness Week initiative, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) welcomed over 200 eager guests to an immersive,... READ MORE