01.06.2022 13:00

IZN Seminar

 

Disrupted expression of mitochondrial NCLX sensitizes neuroglial networks to excitotoxic stimuli and renders synaptic activity toxic

Dr. Anna M. Hagenston Hertle (AG Bading)

Department of Neurobiology
University of Heidelberg

 

Location: Hörsaal 2, INF306

ZOOM meeting ID: 880 7727 5856
Passcode: 444344

 

08.06.2022 13:00

IZN Concepts Talk

 

A mechanism-based approach to chronic pain

Prof. Herta Flor

Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
University of Heidelberg

 

Location: ZOOM

meeting ID: 880 7727 5856
Passcode: 444344

 

15.06.2022 13:00

IZN Seminar

 

Glutamate transporters and NMDA receptors contribution to αRGC susceptibility to neurodegeneration

Isabella Boccuni (AGs Fairless / Draguhn)

Department of Neurology
University Hospital Heidelberg

Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology
University of Heidelberg

 

Structural and functional organization of the hippocampal-medial entorhinal output circuit

Märt Rannap (AG Draguhn)

Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology
University of Heidelberg

 

Location: Hörsaal 2, INF306

ZOOM meeting ID: 880 7727 5856
Passcode: 444344

 

Winner of the 2021 IZN Retreat Art Prize is Dr. Robert Luck

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"The painting was created for the 20+1-year anniversary of the IZN Heidelberg. It should represent different facets of neuroscience research in Heidelberg and the outstanding position and connection of the IZN in this context."
The painting hangs in the foyer of Neurobiology, INF366
 

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Janina Kupke (AG Oliveira) and Javier Sánchez Romero (AG Mauceri), both students at the Department of Neurobiology, are among the top 10 candidates for the NENS Best Poster Prize with their posters entitled 'DNA methylation promotes memory persistence by facilitating systems consolidation and cortical engram stabilisation' and 'Role of the organic anion transporter 1 in memory and synaptic plasticity' respectively.

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IZN/Chica and Heinz Schaller Young Investigator Neuroscience Award

Call for Nominations for the 2022 Award

The IZN/Chica and Heinz Schaller Young Investigator Neuroscience Award is an annual prize offered by the Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation and is given in recognition of an outstanding first-author research publication in any aspect of neuroscience. Candidates must be current members of IZN research groups or have been members while the relevant work was performed. IZN group leaders are excluded unless the work was clearly done during their post-doctoral or PhD period at IZN. Self-nomination of candidates is encouraged.

Deadline for nominations is May 31, 2022 and the award winner will be notified at the end of June 2022. The prize money of 1,000 € may be divided between equally contributing first authors and is to be used at the winner’s or winners’ discretion. The prize will be presented at an award ceremony during the annual IZN Retreat, July 17-19, 2022, at Kloster Schöntal, where the successful candidate(s) will give a 10-minute presentation of their work.

Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Scientific justification (one page, single spaced, Arial 11)
  • Summary of the significance of the work in lay terms (half a page, single spaced, Arial 11)
  • Original paper published or accepted for publication in 2021 or before May 31, 2022

Please send your application by email or Dropbox to Prof.Dr. Ricarda Diem (ricarda.diem@med.uni-heidelberg.de) on behalf of the IZN Award Selection Committee.


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Foundation BrainAid IZN Master’s Award

For the best Master’s Thesis in the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences at Heidelberg University

Call for Nominations for the 2022 Award

The Foundation BrainAid IZN Master’s Award is an annual book prize given in recognition of an outstanding Master’s Thesis in the Neurosciences. Candidates must be current members of IZN research groups or have been members while the relevant work was performed. Self-nomination of candidates is encouraged.

Deadline for self-nominations is May 31, 2022. The prize will be awarded during the annual IZN Retreat, July 17-19, 2022, at Kloster Schöntal.

Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Scientific justification (one page, single spaced, Arial 11)
  • Summary of the significance of the work in lay terms (half a page, single spaced, Arial 11)
  • PDF of the Master Thesis completed in 2021 or before May 31, 2022

Please send your application by Email to the chair of the selection committee, Prof.Dr. Christoph Schuster (Schuster@nbio.uni-heidelberg.de).


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Foundation BrainAid IZN Dissertation Award

For the best PhD Thesis in the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences at Heidelberg University

Call for Nominations for the 2022 Award

The Foundation BrainAid IZN Dissertation Award is a prize for an outstanding PhD Thesis in the Neurosciences. The award comes with 500 € in prize money.  

Candidates must be current members of IZN research groups or have been members while the relevant work was performed. Self-nomination of candidates is encouraged.  

Deadline for self-nominations is May 31, 2022. The prize will be awarded during the annual IZN Retreat, July 17-19, 2021, at Kloster Schöntal.

Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Scientific justification (one page, single spaced, Arial 11)
  • Summary of the significance of the work in lay terms (half a page, single spaced, Arial 11)
  • PDF of the PhD Thesis completed in 2021 or before May 31, 2022

Please send your application by Email to the chair of the selection committee, Prof.Dr. Andreas Draguhn (andreas.draguhn@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de).


Heidelberg researchers identify molecular mechanisms that influence pain processing and sensitivity

One epigenetic factor as well as one organic aniMauceripicon transporter (OAT1), whose function in the nervous system was hitherto unknown, contribute to the development of chronic pain. The underlying molecular mechanism was identified by a team of researchers led by Dr Daniela Mauceri at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN) of Heidelberg University. Using mouse models, the researchers demonstrated that the epigenetic factor, known as HDAC4, influences the expression of genes in neuronal cells involved in the processing of pain. The Heidelberg experiments also revealed that the transporter OAT1 regulates pain sensitivity in the spinal cord. The team hopes their findings will pave the way to new approaches for the treatment of chronic pain.

The research work was conducted under the auspices of Heidelberg University’s Collaborative Research Centre 1158, 'From nociception to chronic pain: Structure-function properties of neural pathways and their reorganization', whose spokesperson is Prof. Kuner. The results of the study were published in the journal 'Nature Communications'. More....Externer Inhalt


Molecular Switch for Addiction Behaviour

Newly discovered mechanism determines how strongly mice respond to cocaine

A molecular switch influences addiction behaviour and determines how strong the response toBading2 addictive drugs is. A research team at Heidelberg University and the Sorbonne University in Paris (France) made the discovery in mice treated with cocaine. The researchers led by Prof. Dr. Hilmar Bading (Heidelberg) and Prof. Dr Peter Vanhoutte (Paris) demonstrated that the protein Npas4 regulates the structure and function of nerve cells that control addiction behaviour in mice. If the quantity of Npas4 was reduced in an experiment, the animals’ response to cocaine was much weaker. More... Externer Inhalt


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Open positions at the IZN

  • Das Institut für Anatomie und Zellbiologie (Abteilung Medizinische Zellbiologie - Prof. Joachim Kirsch) sucht einen Postdoc (m/w/d) zur Mitarbeit in einem europäischen Projekt zur Entwicklung eines innovativen Aus- und Weiterbildungskonzeptes für Humanmediziner. In diesem Pilotprojekt kommen multimediale Techniken zum Einsatz und kombinieren textuelle Inhalte mit anschaulichen Grafiken, Animationen und 3D-Druck. https://karriere.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=15485
    Posted 05.2022

  • Are you interested in the human brain and associated disorders? Do you want to use state-of-the-art in vitro and bioinformatic tools to tackle human diseases? The Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research (HITBR) has 2 vacant positions: postdoctoral fellow and PhD student in translational stem cell research in psychiatry. Adobe
    Posted 05.2022

  • The Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research (HITBR) at the Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI) in Mannheim s looking for a highly motivated master student for an internship and/or master project.. The ideal candidate will have some cell culture experience and a great interest in neurodevelopment and the molecular understanding of pathological pathways underlying transformation of CNS cells into malignant tumor entities. Adobe
    Posted 04.2022

  • A PhD position is available at the Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research (HITBR) at the Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI) in Mannheim. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in neurobiology, psychiatry, stem cell research, biotechnology and disease modeling. Adobe
    Posted 04.2022

  • The Institute of Neurobiology is looking for a HiWi to help with the preparation and cultivation of primary spinal cord cultures. The ideal candidate will have excellent fine motor coordination. Experience working with mice would be beneficial, but is not required. Adobe
    Posted 03.2022

  • In Institut für Physiologie und Pathophysiologie der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg (Prof. Andreas Draguhn) ist die Stelle als wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter*in (m/w/d) zu besetzen. Es werden neuronale Aktivitätsmuster unter Grundlagen- und translationalen Aspekten untersucht. Die Aufgaben umfassen: In der Forschung die Untersuchung von Netzwerk-Oszillationen und Synchronisierungsprozessen im Gehirn der Maus. Ein methodischer Schwerpunkt liegt auf elektrophysiologischen Ableitungen und Verhaltensuntersuchungen in vivo. In der Lehre steht die Beteiligung an Praktika und Seminaren der Physiologie für Medizinstudierende im Vordergrund. Adobe
    Posted 11.2021


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Contact

 

IZN Managing Director:
Prof. Dr. Hilmar Bading
IZN-Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 366, 1.OG
D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone:  +49 - 6221 - 54 16500
Fax:  +49 - 6221 - 54 16524
email:  Bading@nbio.uni-heidelberg.de

 

IZN Administration & Information:
Antje König
IZN-Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 366, 1.OG
D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone:  +49 - 6221 - 54 16501
Fax:  +49 - 6221 - 54 16524
email:  Sekretariat@nbio.uni-heidelberg.de

 

IZN Coordinator:
Dr. Anna Hertle
IZN-Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 366, 1.OG
D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone:  +49 - 6221 - 54 16502
Fax:  +49 - 6221 - 54 16524
email:  IZN.Coordinator@uni-heidelberg.de

 

IZN PhD Programme Coordinators:
Irmela Meng, Prof. Christoph Schuster
IZN Graduate School, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 366, 1.OG
D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone:  +49 - 6221 - 54 16503
Fax:  +49 - 6221 - 54 16524
email:  IZN-GradSchool@uni-heidelberg.de

 

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