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  • Neuroscience Network Basel

    A center of competence and excellence in neuroscience

  • Neuroscience Network Basel

    Explore function - Understand dysfunction - Improve diagnosis and treatment

  • Woche des Gehirns 2019

    18. - 22. März 2019



W. Alden Spencer Award goes to the NNB Members Silvia Arber and Botond Roska.
August 29th, 2018. Silvia Arber and Botond Roska have been selected as co-recipients of the 2018 W. Alden Spencer Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to understanding developmental and functional mechanisms of motor and visual system circuitry respectively. More

Movement control: how our brain responds to unexpected situations
August 23rd, 2018. NNB Member from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have demonstrated that the motor cortex is necessary for the execution of corrective movements in response to unexpected changes of sensory input but not when the same movements are executed spontaneously. Signatures of differential neuronal usage in the cortex accompany these two phenomena. The study has recently been published in “Neuron”. More

Brain Research: ERC Starting Grant for Neuroscientist from Basel (August 15th 2018)
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded professor Jan Gründemann one of the coveted ERC Starting Grants. The neuroscientist from the University of Basel will receive approx. 1.5 million euros over the next five years for his research project in the fields of neurophysiology and brain research. More

Silvia Arber receives FENS EJN Award 2018 (June 20th 2018)
Silvia Arber has been awarded the FENS EJN Award 2018 of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) for her excellent contributions to the understanding of mechanisms involved in function, assembly and plasticity of neuronal circuits controlling motor behaviour. The Award is given every other year to scientists in recognition of their outstanding work in all areas of neuroscience. Silvia Arber will give an Award Lecture at the FENS Forum 2018 in Berlin. More

Biozentrum again part of the largest EU-funded research project on autism (June 18th, 2018)
The neurobiologist Peter Scheiffele from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has received a grant of 1.2 million euros to study autism. He is a partner in the EU research grant "Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2-Trials", awarded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and supported with a total of 115 million euros. More

Fiona Doetsch receives prestigious ERC research grant (April 11th, 2018)
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded the neuroscientist and stem cell biologist Prof. Fiona Doetsch at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, a highly endowed “ERC Advanced Grant”. In the project, funded with about 2.5 million euros for five years, Doetsch will investigate how physiological conditions modulate the maturation and the behavior of stem cells in the adult brain. More

2018 Bressler Prize in Vision Science awarded to Botond Roska (March 8th, 2018)

Botond Roska from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology in Basel is the recipient of the 2018 Bressler Prize. Lighthouse Guild, a US not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, honors with the award his scientific achievements that are "powerful, precedent-setting and establish a new standard for retinal research." More



Basel Seminars in Neuroscience More

François Guillemot, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Ageing of hippocampal stem cells
Host: Filippo Rijli, FMI


12. - 16. März 2018. Aktuelles aus der Hirnforschung – Woche des Gehirns 2018

Vom 12. bis am 16. März hat das Neuroscience Network Basel anlässlich der internationalen Woche des Gehirns aktuelle Themen der modernen Hirnforschung in Basel präsentiert. Die Veranstaltungen wurden von mehr als 2000 Personen besucht. Die Woche des Gehirns fand zum 21. Mal in ganz Europa statt. Der Eintritt zu den Veranstaltungen war auch dieses Jahr frei. Weitere Informationen und Unterlagen zu den Veranstaltungen finden Sie hier: Brainweek Website
Nächstes Jahr findet die Woche des Gehirns vom 18. März bis am 22. März 2019 statt.


Friday, 2nd February 2018, 9.00h - 17.30h

The Bench-to-Bedside Symposium is the main event of the Neuroscience Network Basel (NNB) and takes place annually during the winter break. The one-day symposium is organized by members of the NNB and is a platform for neuroscientists from a wide range of institutional backgrounds to discuss and exchange ideas on selected current research topics. Researchers from basic research (“bench”) as well as from (bio)-medical research (“bedside”) present their recent findings, and discuss their findings following their talk as well as during the breaks. The symposium is an important platform for students not only to meet group leaders but most of all, to learn to connect and understand research findings of different areas of neurosciences. More

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Past events and publications

Woche des Gehirns 2018, 12. - 16.03.2018


Bench to Bedside Symposium, 02.02.2018


Woche des Gehirns 2017, 12. - 19.03.2017


27.1. 2017, SSN annual meeting 2017


13. - 20. 3. 2016, Woche des Gehirns


5. 2. 2016, Bench to Bedside Symposium 2016

Bench to Bedside Symposium 2016

Neuroscience PhD Opportunities

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