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Markus Helmer receives Otto Hahn Medal

Markus Helmer receives the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society for his dissertation at the Max Planck Institute of Dynamics and Self-Organization and at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen (July 2016).

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New Research Training Group in Munich

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) funds a new Research Training Group on "Perception in Context and its Neural Basis" in Munich (May 2016).

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Valentino Braitenberg Award 2016 goes to David Willshaw

On September 21, 2016, at 3 p.m. the third Valentino Braitenberg Award for Computational Neuroscience will be presented - to David Willshaw from the University of Edinburgh, UK. The award ceremony will take place during the Bernstein Conference in Berlin (May 2016).

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Jonathan Michaels and Logan Grosenick receive Bernstein - Sloan Swartz travel grant

In 2008, the Bernstein Network and the US-American Sloan Swartz Centers for Theoretical Neuroscience launched an exchange program to allow their young scientists to attend the annual conference of the partner organization (May 2016).

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10 years Bernstein Centers - a reason to celebrate

Berlin, Freiburg, Göttingen and Munich—at these locations, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) laid the foundation for the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience.

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Tatjana Tchumatchenko receives Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize 2016

The most prestigious prize for young scientists in Germany is awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Each laureate receives 20.000 Euro, which is awarded on May 18 in Berlin (March 2016).

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Jochen Triesch coordinates new Priority Programme

Jochen Triesch (BFNT Frankfurt, D-J Collaboration, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt) is coordinator of the new Priority Programme (PP) Computational Connectomics. It is one of 17 PP that will be established by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) for 2017 (March 2016).

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Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research founded

By 7.5 million euros funding from the Hector Stiftung II, the
Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research (HITBR) was
established in December 2015 (March 2016).

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Karl Gegenfurtner new member of Leopoldina

Karl Gegenfurtner (D-USA Collaboration, Justus Liebig University Gießen) was elected new member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (March 2016).

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Berlin receives Einstein Center for Neurosciences

The Einstein Foundation funds an Einstein Center for Neurosciences. The funding amounting to 8 million € starts in January 2016 and runs until 2020 with an option for further 5 million € until 2022 (January 2016).

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