Past Events










  • 30.11. – 01.12.2014: IZN Retreat: "Neuroscience Perspectives – Transition from Science to Industry and Back" Adobe
  • 28.3.2014: NWG Lehrerfortbildung "Informationsverarbeitung in neuronalen Netzwerken" as part of Brain Awareness Week.



  • NWG Lehrerfortbildung 2012: IZN Heidelberg, 16.März, INF 327, SR 20
  • IZN Retreat 2012, Kloster Schöntal: July 1-2, 2012: ‘Next Generation Neuroscience’ Adobe


  • IZN Retreat 2011, Kloster Schöntal: July 10-11, 2011: ‘Connecting Structure and Function: Novel Techniques in Neuroscience’ Adobe
  • NWG Lehrerfortbildung 2011: IZN Heidelberg, 18. März 2011
  • The international SFB 488 symposium ‘12 years of nervous excitation' Adobe


  • Brain Awareness Week 2010, March 15-21 – Lehrerfortbildungsveranstaltung:
  • IZN / SFB 488 Retreat - Kloster Schöntal, July 11-12, 2010: ‘New Neuroscience Developments HD/MA’ Adobe


  • IZN / SFB 488 Retreat - Kloster Schöntal, July 12-13, 2009: ‘IZN Frontiers 2009’ Adobe
  • SFB 488 Xmas Symposium, Nov 27, 2009: ZMBH, INF 282, starting 9:00 a.m. Adobe


  • IZN/SFB 488 Retreat, Kloster Schöntal, July 20-21, 2008: “Technologies for the Neurosciences” Adobe
  • Lehrerfortbildungsveranstaltung: "Entwicklung des Nervensystems" 14.03.2008:

10:00 Prof. Dr. Jochen Wittbrodt, Zoologie: Evolution und Entwicklung des Auges
11:00 Prof. Dr. Thomas Holstein, Zoologie: Entstehung des Nervensystems
13:00 Prof. Dr. Joachim Kirsch, Anatomie und Zellbiologie: Entwicklung von zentralnervösen Synapsen
14:00 Prof. Dr. Kerry Tucker, Neuroanatomie: Entwicklung der Anatomie des Gehirns
15:00 Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuster, Neurobiologie: Axonale Wegfindung und Plastizität im Nervensystem von Insekten


  • Lehrerfortbildung der NWG 2007
  • IZN/SFB 488 Retreat, Kloster Schöntal, July 8-9, 2007: “Neuronal Networks: from Cell Biology to Cognition?” Adobe
  • SFB 488 Symposium 2007 "TGF-ßs: Signaling and Roles in Neural Development, Maintenance, and Disease", September 20-23, 2007
  • DFG Research Group 577 "Synaptic Inhibition" - Symposium 2007


  • SFB 488 / FOR 302 Symposium / IZN Retreat, Kloster Schöntal, July 2-4: "Development of Transmitter Systems" Adobe
  • Brain Awareness Week 2006, March 13-19 – Programm des IZN


Session 1:
Yoshiki Sasai: Molecular and cellular control of regional specification in the nervous system
Wieland Huttner: Cell biology of neurogenesis
Session 2:
Guo-Ping Fan: Epigenetic gene regulation in neural development
Patrizia Casaccia-Bonnefil: Histone deacetylases in oligodendrocyte development
Session 3:
Wolfgang Wurst: Dissection of the genetic pathway controlling midbrain dopaminergic neuron induction and differentiation
Susan Ackerman: Genetic control of cerebellar development
Session 4:
Mary Hatten: New directions in CNS migration
Elke Stein: Molecular mechanism of axon guidance in the developing vertebrate CNS
Esther Stoeckli: New tricks for an old dog: Sonic hedgehog is a guidance cue for postcommissural axons
Session 5:
Liliana Minichiello: TrkB regulates neocortex formation through the Shc/PLCgmediated control of neuronal migration
Dennis O’Leary: Genetic specification of cortical areas and implications for behaviour
Session 6:
Tom Curran: The Shh pathway and pediatric brain tumors
Hermann Rohrer: Specification and differentiation of autonomic neurons
Session 7:
Patrik Ernfors: The transcriptional control of nociceptive neuron subtype specification
Frances Lefcort: Imaging formation of the DRG and sympathetic ganglia
Session 8:
Qiufu Ma: Molecular control of nociceptive/pain sensory neuron development


  • Brain Awareness Week 2005 - Teachers Programm:

"Neurobiologische Grundlagen kognitiver Leistungen" - Lehrerfortbildungsveranstaltung 2005 der Neurowissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft - Neurowissenschaften in der gymnasialen Oberstufe

Freitag, 04. März 2005
10.00 - 17.00 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: Seminarraum 20, Im Neuenheimer Feld 327, 69120 Heidelberg


Referent Institution Titel
Prof. Dr. Herta Flor ZI Mannheim Traumagedächtnis
Dr. Andreas Frick MPI für Medizinische Forschung Mechanismen der synaptischen Plastizität
Dr. Rainer Friedrich MPI für Medizinische Forschung Funktionsprinzipien des Riechsinnes
Dr. Oliver Dick Institut für Neurobiologie Das Auge: Einblicke ins Gehirn
Prof. Dr. Andreas Draguhn Institut für Physiologie Informationsverarbeitung in neuronalen Netzwerken


  • IZN Retreat 2004:

Program of the Retreat 2004, Kloster Schöntal, June 1 -3

Tuesday, June 1:

Speaker Title
Klaus Unsicker Welcome
Erwin Neher Modulation of short-term synaptic plasticity at the Calyx of Held
Yehezkel Ben-Ari GABA: a pioneer transmitter
All Poster Session

Wednesday, June 2:

Speaker Title
Andrew Lumsden Forebrain patterning - a new perspective
Nils Brose

Short term synaptic plasticity: Molecules and mechanisms

Diethelm Richter Serotonin receptors: guardians of stable breathing
Mart Saarma Structure and biology of GDNF family neurotrophic factor receptors
Carlos Ibanez Trophic signaling in the nervous system
Round Table Goals and Strategies of European Neuroscience Centers

Thursday, June 3:

Speaker Title
Christopher Henderson Coordinated development of individual motor units
Anders Björklund Induction of Parkinson-like neurodegeneration by overexpression of human alpha-synuclein in the nigrostriatal system
Olaf Pongs On the episodic nature of channelopathies
Kai Kaila Spontaneous network activity in the immature hippocampus: permissive role of depolarizing GABA
Thomas Gasser Genetics of PD: Monogenic forms as models for the disease
Lars Olson Genetic risk factors in Parkinson's disease
  • Brain Awareness Week 2004, March 15-21:

Neurowissenschaftler berichten aus der Forschung
Vorträge in Heidelberger Schulen

Das IZN bietet im Rahmen der diesjährigen Brain Awareness Week folgende Vorträge für Oberstufenschüler in Gymnasien an:

Mittwoch, 17.März 2004

  • Thomas Dresbach (IZN, Medizinische Zellbiologie)
    Von der Meeresbiologie zur Hirnforschung: fluoreszierende Quallen-Proteine als Werkzeuge der aktuellen Neurobiologie
  • Klaus Unsicker (IZN, Neuroanatomie)
    Kann das Gehirn regenerieren?

Donnerstag, 18. März 2004

  • Stefan Kins (ZMBH / IZN, Medizinische Zellbiologie)
    Molekulare Grundlagen des Lernens
  • Horst Simon (IZN, Neuroanatomie)
    Die Parkinson'sche Krankheit aus Sicht eines Biologen
  • Hannah Monyer (IZN, Klinische Neurobiologie)
    Mechanismen neuronaler Netzwerkaktivität und ihre Bedeutung für das Entstehen von Repräsentationen im Gehirn

Freitag, 19. März 2004

  • Andreas Draguhn (IZN, Physiologie und Pathophysiologie)
    Gewitter im Gehirn - Epilepsie und Epilepsieforschung
  • Siegfried Mense (IZN, Neuroanatomie)
    Wie entstehen Schmerzempfindungen?

Die Vorträge sollten, wenn möglich, vormittags stattfinden. Dauer: ca. 45 min, im Anschluss Möglichkeit zur Diskussion.


Brain Awareness Week 2004, March 15-21

The IZN plans to offer various activities to the general public, teachers and students:

  • a Workshop/forum (one day) for teachers, to be held at the IZN on March 15
  • a Movie, "Memento", with subsequent discussion; to be shown on Tuesday, March 16, 16:00, at lecture hall H1, Im Neuenheimer Feld 306, with an introduction by H. Monyer
  • Lectures for high school students on neuroscience topics of general interest, given by group leaders (March 17-19)
Movie "Memento", Lecture Hall H1, INF 306
March 17
High School lectures (Dresbach, Unsicker)
March 18
High School lectures (Kins, Simon, Monyer)
March 19
High School lectures (Draguhn, Mense)


  • IZN Evaluation, Kirchhoff-Institut INF 227, March 16 - 18

Hebrew University of Jerusalem and
Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg


Monday, June 16

Speaker Title
Jörg Langowski Fluorescence fluctuation microscopy as a tool for understanding molecular motion in cells
Christoph Cremer New microscopy methods to study cell nuclear structure and its relation to gene regulation
Winfried Denk Direction selectivity in the retina
Tali Tishby Quantitative principles of biological information processing
Idan Segev Cooperative synaptic plasticity in cortical dendrites
Rainer Dalhaus On the identification of synaptic connections in neural networks by graphical models
Andre Rupp Cortical processing of auditory information
Israel Nelken Transformations of stimulus representation in the ascending auditory system

Tuesday, June 17

Speaker Title
Aaron Lewis Functional imaging of neurons and neural networks
Michael Brecht Sensorimotor representations and their cellular codes in the rat necortex
Rony Paz
(Lab E. Vaadia)
Improvement of movements representation in the motor cortex of a monkey during learning
Yosef Yarom Oscillating without gap junctions
David Hansel Electrical Synapses and Synchrony: The Role of Intrinsic Currents
Hannah Monyer The oscillating brain approached by mouse mutants
General Discussion  

Wednesday, June 25: Development

Speaker Title
Laure Bally-Cuif, Neuherberg Dynamics of neurogenesis at the zebrafish midbrain-hindbrain boundary
Claudio Stern, London Molecular dissection of neural induction in the chick embryo
Rüdiger Klein, Munich Role of ephrins in neuronal networking and plasticity
Eric Frank,Boston The beginnings of a molecular basis for the formation of the simple stretch reflex
Kevin D. Fox, Cardiff Pathways and molecular mechanisms for experience-dependent cortical plasticity

Thursday, June 26: Circuit Formation

Speaker Title
Javier de Felipe, Madrid Cortical interneurons: From Cajal to 2003
Peter Jonas, Freiburg Electrical events and exocytosis in mossy fiber terminals
Henry Markram, Lausanne Molecular basis of electrophysiological diversity
Stephen P. Hunt, London Substance P in depression and addiction
Christian Büchel, Hamburg The importance of connectivity for brain function
Herta Flor, Mannheim Learning, neuroplasticity and psychopathology


IZN Retreat:

Neurosciences at the IZN: Where to go – Concepts and Techniques

Program Adobe


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