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Sunposium 2017 Features Two Nobel Laureates Among World-Renowned Speakers

Sunposium 2017 Features Two Nobel Laureates Among World-Renowned Speakers

February 16, 2017

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s Popular Research Conference Attracted Its Largest Audience Yet Twenty of the field’s most esteemed researchers spoke at the third international conference highlighting some of the most complex issues at the forefront of understanding neural circuits. The prestigious two-day event hosted by Max Planck Florida... READ MORE

Company Boasting Nobel Prize Winning Technology Chooses Max Planck Florida as U.S. Headquarters

Company Boasting Nobel Prize Winning Technology Chooses Max Planck Florida as U.S. Headquarters

February 13, 2017

Advanced super-resolution imaging technology benefiting life sciences will now be available in the U.S. The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announced today that Abberior Instruments America LLC (AIA), a Max Planck Society spin-off company, has chosen the MPFI facility in Jupiter, FL for its U.S. headquarters. AIA manufactures... READ MORE

New software automates brain imaging

New software automates brain imaging

February 3, 2017

Researchers at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have developed new software to study synaptic plasticity in dendritic spines When humans and animals learn and form memories, the physical structures of their brain cells change. Specifically, small protrusions called dendritic spines, which receive signals from other neurons, can grow and... READ MORE

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

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

December 8, 2016

From the world’s most progressive researchers on the cusp of scientific discovery, the Max Planck Neuroscience (MP Neuro) website now brings the future of neuroscience to our fingertips. “This brand new digital hub presents all neuroscience content from the entire Max Planck Society network,” says Dr. David Fitzpatrick, CEO and... READ MORE

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

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

October 31, 2016

Researchers at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Stanford University teamed up to develop a new molecular tag which allowed visualization of two signaling proteins’ activity in a single dendritic spine in real time. An ongoing challenge for scientists working to understand the brain is being able to see... READ MORE

NIH Awards $1.4 Million to MPFI and NYU Scientists supporting NIH BRAIN Initiative

NIH Awards $1.4 Million to MPFI and NYU Scientists supporting NIH BRAIN Initiative

October 17, 2016

Work will focus on developing new optogenetic technologies to understand learning and memory functions A $1.4 million, three-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been awarded to Dr. Ryohei Yasuda, Scientific Director at the Max Planck Florida Institute for... READ MORE

Advanced Course Announcement: 2-week Neuroimaging Techniques Course

October 13, 2016

This advanced course in neuroimaging techniques course is an intensive and comprehensive laboratory-oriented program focused on applying imaging techniques to neuroscience research. The objective of this imaging course is to gain exposure to modern imaging tools from principle optics to applications in modern neuroscience. January 13-25, 2017 Topics: Optics and... READ MORE

California Institute of Technology Neuroscientist Named Inaugural Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award Recipient

California Institute of Technology Neuroscientist Named Inaugural Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award Recipient

October 3, 2016

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Honors Collaboration, Creativity and Curiosity-Driven Research The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announces Dr. Viviana Gradinaru, as the inaugural Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award recipient. Paying homage to Dr. Peter Gruss, former Max Planck Society president, the biennial accolade recognizes young neuroscience investigators... READ MORE

Two new studies uncover key players responsible for learning and memory formation

Two new studies uncover key players responsible for learning and memory formation

September 28, 2016

Researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Duke University, and collaborators have identified a novel signaling system controlling neuronal plasticity One of the most fascinating properties of the mammalian brain is its capacity to change throughout life. Experiences, whether studying for a test or experiencing a traumatic situation, alter... READ MORE

Workshop Announcement: Two-day Workshop in Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM)

Workshop Announcement: Two-day Workshop in Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM)

September 16, 2016

The Electron Microscopy Core from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience will host an exciting 2-day workshop, providing educational lectures by experts in the field and hands-on training that researchers can adapt to their own projects. Attendees will explore the basics of CLEM applications, and learn practical workflows for how... READ MORE