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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

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s Ryohei Yasuda Awarded 2017 Nakaakira Tsukahara Memorial Prize

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s Ryohei Yasuda Awarded 2017 Nakaakira Tsukahara Memorial Prize

August 9, 2017

Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D., Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s (MPFI) Scientific Director, was one of two outstanding recipients of the 2017 Nakaakira Tsukahara Memorial Prize, awarded July 20 in Chiba-city, Japan. Presented during the 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society, the Nakaakira Tsukahara Memorial Prize is awarded by... READ MORE

MPFI researchers make significant advance in understanding calcium channel control of neurotransmitter release

MPFI researchers make significant advance in understanding calcium channel control of neurotransmitter release

August 8, 2017

A new study conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience uncovers critical aspects of calcium channel function, overturning prevailing theories that explain variability in neurotransmitter release during neuronal communication Approximately eight years ago, former Research Group Leader at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) and... READ MORE

MPFI Scientists Probe Function of Cerebellar Interneurons with New Technique

MPFI Scientists Probe Function of Cerebellar Interneurons with New Technique

July 12, 2017

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) are working to understand how different types of cells in the cerebellum have distinct roles in motor behavior and learning. The cerebellum is an area of brain at the back of your head involved in movement. Its neuronal circuitry is... READ MORE