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.
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 several PhD student positions for highly motivated, talented students in the groups of Prof. Franze, Prof. Karow, PD Dr. Mühle, Dr. Küspert and Dr. Beckervordersandforth. If you want to know more about the PIs and their reserach focus, please refer to their profiles in the section “faculty“. The positions 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 announcements of Dr. Ruth Beckervordersandforth, Prof. Marisa Karow, Prof. Kristian Franze and PD Dr. Christiane Mühle are as follows:
We are looking forward to your application!
More Information about the application process under “application and selection“.
To our latest graduates J. Heppt and E. Konrad, 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“.