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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Title: Of faces and bodies: differences and similarities in body and face processing
Speakers: Stefan R. Schweinberger, Cosimo Urgesi, Galit Yovel (host: Boris Suchan)
Title: How experience shapes perceptions: psychophysics, physiology and models
Speakers: A. Seitz, P. Seriés, R. Vogels, (host: H. Dinse)
Title: Learning and memory: mechanisms, functional correlates, control and extinction - March 4 - 5
Speakers: Hosts: D. Manahan-Vaughan, O.Güntürkün, Chr. Bellebaum, B. Suchan (speakers: see programme)
Title: Cellular mechanisms for short-term memory
Speakers: Stephen Berry, Donald Cooper, Philippe Séguéla (host: Motoharu Yoshida)
Title: Neuronal mechanisms of visual attention
Speakers: Andreas Kreiter, Matthew Self, Trichur Vidyasagar (host: Ulf Eysel)
Title: What have we learned about Huntington's disease from gene expression profiles?
Speaker: Ruth Luthi-Carter (host: R. Gold)
Title: Secreted Frizzled related Proteins: from development to neurodegeneration
Speaker: Paola Bovolenta (host: A. Faissner)
Title: Impacts of thyroid hormone on the development of the nervous system
Speakers: Dagmar Führer-Sakel, Nori Koibuchi, Thomas Voigt (host: Irmgard Dietzel-Meyer)
Title: Structural and functional consequences of chronic cannabis use: the role of the endocannabinoid system and implications for psychosis
Speakers: F. Markus Leweke*, Murat Yücel*, Patrik Roser (host)
Speakers marked with * are requested
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On the 4th and 5th of March, the fourth IGSN conference took place, entitled "Learning and memory: mechanisms, functional correlates, control and extinction"
One of the most famous RUB scientists, Prof. Ulf Eysel, is retiring. However, he still remains closely linked to the RUB.
The online application for our 2013 programme has now closed.
Thank you to all those who applied
Prof. Onur Güntürkün, former speaker of the IGSN, is one of the winners of the most important research award in Germany "The Leibniz Prize 2013" provided by the DFG
On December 7th, 2012, the IGSN celebrated its Graduation Day, where this year's graduates were honoured by a degree conferring ceremony.
The results of the IGSN 2012 painting competition are in!
On November 19th, eight awardees received this prestigious prize in Düsseldorf.
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The BoNeuroMed programme started in Oct. 2009.
See which members are associated with which areas of research or find a PhD project. Click here for this new feature.