Year in Review

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience publishes an annual Year in Review magazine to inform those interested in the development of the Institute about recent research progress as well as fundraising and outreach activities.

 

2014 YIR

2015 Year in Review

Highlights

  • Ryohei Yasuda Receives $4.8 Million NIH Pioneer Award _ 01
  • SunposiumTM 2015 Radiates Global Neuroscience Community _ 02
  • MPFI, Max Planck Society, and FAU Sign Innovative Agreement _ 05

Scientific Leadership

  • MPFI Recruits for New Graduate Program at Society for Neuroscience’s Annual Meeting in Chicago _ 06
  • MPFI’s Ph.D. Programs Stand Out at IBRO’s Ninth World Congress _ 08
  • Max Planck Neuroscientists Bring Expertise to Latin American Training Program _ 09

Inside the Institute

  • 2015 Awarded Grants and Fellowships _ 10
  • 2015 Publications _ 11
  • New Insights into the Circuits of Sight: Max Planck Florida Study Reveals Cortical Circuits that Encode Black and White _ 12
  • New Team Members _ 13
  • Researchers at MPFI and Kanazawa University Develop Atomic Force Microscopy for Imaging Nanometer-Scale Dynamics of Neurons _ 14
  • MPFI Researchers Uncover a Critical Molecule that Regulates Synaptic Transmission _ 15
  • Employee Spotlight: James Conway _ 16
  • MPFI Establishes Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award _ 17
  • European Union Funding for Research and Innovation Workshop for Florida Scientists Hosted at MPFI _ 18
  • MPFI’s Dr. Bert Sakmann Awarded 2015 International Ellis Island Medal of Honor _ 19
  • MPFI Earns Florida Water StarSM for Conservation _ 20

Society News

  • Winfried Denk, Ph.D. Wins 2015 Brain Prize _ 22
  • President of the Max Planck Society, Dr. Martin Stratmann, Visits MPFI _ 24

Future Researchers

  • Sun Ye, Ph.D. Student, Combines Two Cutting-Edge Techniques in Ambitious Graduate Research Project _ 26
  • High School Interns Enriched Through Summer at MPFI _ 27

Community Outreach

  • More than 700 Students and Families Join Institute at Annual Neuroscience Discovery Day _ 28
  • Promoting Science Engagement in the Community Through TEDx Talks _ 32
  • Institute’s Acclaimed Public Lecture Series Reaches Capacity Crowds in 2015 _ 34
  • Students Inspired to Pursue Scientific Careers _ 38

Foundation News

  • Donor Feature: David and Nancy Auth _ 40
  • The Brain Trust: Supporting Discovery, Empowering Innovation, and Creating a Lasting Legacy _ 41
  • Board of Trustees Dinner _ 42
  • Thank You for Your Support _ 44

Download the 2015 edition


2014 YIR

2014 Year in Review

Highlights

  • Institute to Launch International Ph.D. Brain Research Program _ 01
  • Two Million Dollar State Appropriation Impacts Neuroscience Education _ 02

Scientific Leadership

  • The National and International Influence of Max Planck Scientists _ 06
  • World’s Leading Neuroscience Researchers Convene at MPFI _ 07
  • MPFI Takes Part in Society of Neuroscience’s Annual Meeting _ 08
  • SunposiumTM 2015 _ 10

Inside the Institute

  • List of Publications _ 12
  • Research Spotlights _ 12
  • Advanced 3-D In Vivo Imaging of Dendrites _ 14
  • Onsite Mechanical Workshop Provides One-of-a-kind Technology _ 16
  • Employee Spotlight _ 17
  • Awarded Grants and Fellowships _ 18
  • New Team Members _ 18
  • Electron Microscopy Facility Among First to Utilize New Technologies in 3-D Imaging _ 19

Future Researchers

  • Career Panel Proves Popular with Scientists, Students and Teachers _ 21
  • High School Teachers and Students Immerse in Educational Offerings _ 22
  • Beyond the Textbook _ 23

Society News

  • Dr. Peter Gruss Honored for His Dedication to International Collaboration _ 24
  • Congratulations to Max Planck’s 18th Nobel Laureate, Dr. Stefan W. Hell _ 26
  • Welcome President Martin Stratmann _ 27

Community Outreach

  • Addiction, Mental Health and Drug Summit at MPFI _ 28
  • Dr. McLean Bolton Joins NAMI Board _ 29
  • Lecture Series Highlights the Synergy Between Science and Music _ 30

Boards of Trustees

  • Welcome New Board of Trustee Members _ 33
  • Board of Trustee Event _ 34

Foundation News

  • Anonymous Donor Designates $309K Grant to Student Internship Programs _ 36
  • MPFI Supporter J.M. Rubin Wins 2014 Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation _ 37
  • Donor Feature: Alex Dreyfoos _ 38
  • Thank You for Your Support _ 40

Download the 2014 edition