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Neuronal circuits for fine motor skills
Writing, driving a screw or throwing darts are only some of the activities that demand a high level of skill. How the brain masters such exquisite movements has now been described in “Nature” by Prof. Silvia Arber’s team at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research. A map of brainstem circuits reveals which neurons control the fine motor skills of the arm and hand. More

Molecular mechanism of long-term memory discovered
Researchers at the University of Basel have discovered a molecular mechanism that plays a central role in intact long-term memory. This mechanism is also involved in physiological memory loss in old age. More

Researchers discover protective factor against psychological trauma
The endogenous regulation of a specific gene is associated with a reduced risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder following a terrifying experience. In particular, traumatic memories of the experience are less severe. More

Autism: How a gene alteration modifies social behavior
A team of researchers at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered a new connection between a genetic alteration and social difficulties related to autism: A mutation in the neuroligin-3 gene reduces the effect of the hormone oxytocin. More

Fiona Doetsch newly elected EMBO member
Professor Fiona Doetsch from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has been elected as a new member of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). With this life-long EMBO membership, the neuroscientist and stem cell biologist joins a group of more than 1,800 of the best researchers in Life Sciences in Europe and around the world. More

Botond Roska receives Körber Prize
Botond Roska, Professor at the University of Basel and Director of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB), will receive the Körber European Science Prize for 2020. The award, worth EUR 1 million, is one of the most prestigious science prizes for researchers in Europe. More

Preis Optimus Agora für Projekt aus der Stressforschung
Der Schweizerische Nationalfonds (SNF) hat das Projekt «Stress» mit dem Preis Optimus Agora ausgezeichnet. Prof. Dr. Dominique de Quervain von der Universität Basel und Prof. Dr. Carmen Sandi von der ETH Lausanne (EPFL) wollen mit diesem vom SNF geförderten Agora-Projekt die Stressforschung in der Öffentlichkeit sichtbarer machen. Mehr


Montagskolloquium 1. Halbjahr 2021
«Psychiatrische Forschung im
transfakultären Fokus»

Stadium 2 der Alzheimer Krankheit – Früherkennung
bei erster symptomatischer Manifestation

Prof. Dr. med. Frank Jessen
Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Uniklinik Köln

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Das Montagskolloquium ist eine Seminarreihe der UPK Basel.

Scientific Panel

Monday, January 11
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. EST

Motor Circuits in Action

Co-Chair: Silvia Arber, PhD
Biozentrum and Friedrich Miescher Institute
Co-Chair: Ole Kiehn, MD, PhD
University of Copenhagen
Presenter: Mackenzie Mathis, PhD
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

The large behavioral repertoire animals generate depends on neuronal circuits distributed throughout the nervous system. Talks will describe the combined strength of applying behavioral analysis to the study of neuronal populations, circuits, and computations at the core of regulating movement parameters crucial for execution and learning of actions. They highlight the importance of precisely connected circuits in the control of body movements including locomotion and skilled forelimb movements.




12th February 2021 ONLINE Bench-to-Bedside!

Career development and scientific On Friday 29.1.2021 at the University of Fribourg, Career development and scientific exchange organised by the ySSN. 

2021 SSN meeting
The 2021 SSN meeting is co-organized by the Universities of Ticino and Fribourg and is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 30.1.2021 at the University of Fribourg.  More


The young Swiss Society of Neuroscience (ySSN), a junior affiliate of the SSN is organizing an Zoom event (details in the flyer), NeuroRoutes, "Personal and academic growth in science" on the 25th June 2021 at 2.00 pm. More

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