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: Major Depression: factors dynamics, effects
Speaker(s): Sen Cheng, Jürgen Margraf, Indira Tendolkar
Host(s): Selver Demic
Title: Technical developments in modern neurosurgery
Speaker(s): Joachim K. Krauss, Athanasios Petridis, Martin Scholz
Host(s): Martin Scholz
Title: Chemical and Optogentics: Applications in Neuroscience
Speaker(s): Deniz Dalkara, Olivia Masseck, Alexandre Mourot
Host(s): Stefan Herlitze
01.04.2014: IGSN Conference
Title: Receptors and ion channels: The molecular basis of synaptic signaling and modulation (April 1st - 2nd, 2014)
Speaker(s): Bernd Fakler, Vidar Gundersen, Helmut Kettenmann, Frank Kirchhoff, Philippe Lory, Claus Pietrzik, Jürgen Sandkühler, Stephan Sigrist, A. B. Smit, Anne Stephenson, DirkTrauner, Chris de Zeeuw
Host(s): Denise Manahan-Vaughan, Michael Hollmann
Title: Fit for purpose: the impact of physical activity on cognitive function in the rat
Speaker(s): Áine Kelly. Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institut, Dublin
Host(s): Denise Manahan-Vaughan
Title: Explorations into the Avian mind
Speaker(s): Mike Colombo, Richard Hahnloser, Harald Luksch
Host(s): Charlotte Koenen
Title: Single cell mechanisms in epilepsy
Speaker(s): Heinz Beck, Dominique Durand, Fang Zheng
Host(s): Beate Knauer, Dina Safina
Title: Animal models of psychiatric disorders
Speaker(s): Astrid Friebe, Christina Winter, Susanne Wolf
Host(s): Georg Juckel, Martin Brüne
Title: Cellular and subcellular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease
Speaker(s): Tara Spires-Jones, Ella Bossy-Wetzel, NN
Host(s): Viviane Reijak
Title: The effect of environmental enrichment on hippocampal physiology and memory function
Speaker(s): Nicoletta Berardi, Thomas Foster, Abdul H. Mohammed
Host(s): Motoharu Yoshida
Title: Principles of Brain Wiring
Speaker(s): Dirk Schubert, Hermann Cuntz*, Stefan Rotter*
Host(s): Patrik Krieger
Title: Perception of the human body
Speaker(s): Beatrice de Gelder, Jan Jastorff, Gyala Kovács
Host(s): Boris Suchan, Sarah Weigelt
Speakers marked with * are requested
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Advisory Board member Dr. Paul Rheinländer recently invited IGSN students for a cultural day out.
On the 1st and 2nd of April, the sixth IGSN conference took place, entitled "Receptors and ion channels: The molecular basis of synaptic signaling and modulation"
Onur Güntürkün is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, conferred by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany.
The online application for our 2014 programme has now closed.
Thank you very much to everybody that applied.
On December 6th, the IGSN celebrated its 9th Graduation Day where this year's graduates were honoured by a degree conferring ceremony.
On June 26th, the IGSN was proud to celebrate the 100th PhD defence since it was founded in 2001.
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.