In Memoriam

Ralf Würtz

It is with great sadness that the IGSN has learned of the passing, on December 1st, of Rolf Würtz, of the Institute for Neural Computation.

Rolf Würtz was a faculty member and PhD advisor of the IGSN since its foundation in 2001. He was a member of the PhD committee and Studies Commission of the IGSN from 2012 onwards. During this time he was instrumental in helping the IGSN guide and foster the careers of very many young neuroscientists.

His kindness and positivity, his energy and talent as a computational neuroscientist and his constant support of the IGSN is something that was treasured by all of us that interacted with him, and will not be forgotten.

The IGSN extends its deepest sympathy to his family and to all who shall miss his presence.

May he rest in peace.

International Graduate School of Neuroscience

The International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN) offers an english language PhD programme in all aspects of neuroscience from the molecular level to higher cognitive functions.

The IGSN was founded in October 2001 as an initiative of the Northrhine-Westfalian government to provide a forum for PhD candidates with superior academic track records. The IGSN offers an international network of renowned scientists, world leading supervisors and provides an excellent scientific environment.

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The IGSN provides PhD-students with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary research training programme in basic, cognitive, clinical, and computational neuroscience. A key goal of IGSN is to give PhD students the opportunity to conduct high level research in a nurturing educational environment, that equips them to work in a multidisciplinary manner in the neuroscience field.

A fast-track international PhD in Neuroscience (completed within 3 years) together with additional training in management and complementary skills is aimed to produce a new generation of young neuroscientists that can compete at the highest level, both professionally and internationally.

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Online application

The online application for DAAD Scholarships / PhD Projects beginning beginning in 2019 is now open.

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Painting Competition 2018

Gefühlsdetektive Suprensuche im Kopf

IGSN/SFB 874 Malwettbewerb 2018 für die Bochumer Grundschulen.
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IGSN/SFB 874 painting competition 2018 for Bochum primary schools.
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IGSN/SFB1280/BIOME Conference

The IGSN / SFB1280 / BIOME Conference "Extinction Learning" took place from April 24th-25th.

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Graduation Day 2017

The IGSN celebrated its Graduation Day on December 8th, 2017

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150th PhD in neuroscience

The IGSN recently awarded its 150th PhD in neuroscience

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Lab Stay in Shanghai

The scientific sun is rising in the East.

Read PhD student Daniel's travel report from his lab stay in Shanghai.

A cultural trip to Bonn

A cultural day out in Bonn on the invitation of Advisory Board member Dr. Paul Rheinländer

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