Heiler, Manahan-Vaughan

Focus on public relations:
transfer of knowledge and promotion of young researchers

To free science from the ivory tower, and to make the findings from the field of neuroscience accessible to the general public, these are the objectives of the SFB 874's outreach project. Pupils, Bachelor students, non-specialist researchers and the interested public are the main target groups for the events and actions.

Brain Cafe

The world of brain research - clearly explained and understandable for everyone. Once a month, neuroscientists present their work on the topics of learning, memory, processing of sensation and neurological diseases in an entertaining manner. Requests are allowed. More info

Brain Day

A day dedicated to neuroscience: The eigth Brain Day took place on the 19th of September 2018 under the slogan "From Fundamental Research to Therapy". The SFB 874 presented its latest research results to interested lay people and exchanged experiences and ideas. Click here for more details.

Note: The next Brain Day will take place on 25th of September 2019

High school thesis

Children have a natural interest in science. Collaborative Research Centre 874 has developed various formats that foster this interests in different age groups.
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Explorer Days

Info days for undergraduates: PhD-students show ways to study and research in neuroscience at the RUB and provide tips for scientific career planning. More info

Explorer Days

At big city events Collaborative Research Centre 874 meets the people of Bochum and gives them insights into the fascinating world of neuroscience. Click here for some impressions.

Contact person:

Ursula Heiler, MA

Phone: +49(0)234-32-26682

Fax.: +49(0)234-32-14490

E-Mail: sfb874@rub.de

Extraschicht 2012

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A paper model of the brain. Click here for more details.