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Mission and Vision

Neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases of adulthood such as depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and motor neuron disease are highly disabling diseases that place an immense burden on individuals, their families and society.

The mission of the research training group (RTG) is to further the development of prevention and treatment strategies for these diseases through a deeper understanding of the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. To fulfill this mission, basic and clinical neuroscientists will combine forces to research the novel key concept that neurodevelopment constitutes a major determinant for the individual’s vulnerability to neuropsychiatric and -degenerative disease in later life. Equally important, the RTG addresses the need to train the next generation of neuroscientists in this important emerging pathophysiological concept.

The members of the RTG envision that the intensive training and research activities will significantly impact on the development of new perspectives for disease prevention and treatment.

 

Good News

We are very happy that the GRK2162 will receive funding for another 4.5 years. Welcome to the new PIs: Prof. Marisa Karow, Prof. Kristian Franze, PD Dr. Christiane Mühle, Dr. Ruth Beckervordersandforth and Dr. Melanie Küspert!

 

Open PhD position – apply now!

We offer one PhD student position for a highly motivated, talented student in the group PD Dr. Mühle. If you want to know more about the PI and her research focus, please refer to her profile in the section “faculty“. The position will be available early 2021.

Participants will be intensively guided by an interdisciplinary team of experts in basic, clinical and translational neuroscience. The curriculum is tailored to train young researchers in innovative concepts and key scientific skills to prepare them for their career.

The general announcement as well as the announcement of PD Dr. Christiane Mühle are as follows:

We are looking forward to your application! 

More Information about the application process under “application and selection“.

 

Congratulations!

To our latest graduates J. Wihan, J. Kaindl, and H. Wüst, who successfully defended their thesis and completed the programme. Find all graduates here.

MD thesis stipends – apply now!

Are you a highly motivated medical student interested in performing your thesis in one of the GRK2162 laboratories?

Then find your favorite working group (“Faculty“), ask for an open position and apply with your future supervisor for a 8-months stipend.

Please find more Information about the application process under “application and selection“.