German - US-American Collaborations
With the transnational funding initiative "German - USA Collaborations in Computational Neuroscience", the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) support German-American collaborative projects in Computational Neuroscience. The collaborations are supported by around 1.8 Mio € (starting 2010), around 1.3 Mio € (starting 2011) and around 1.2 Mio € (starting from 2012) from the German and the American institutions, respectively.
The German - US-American Collaborations in Computational Neuroscience are aimed at establishing transnational research projects, strengthening already existing collaborations between researchers of the two countries and raising them to a new level.
The following projects are currently supported within the framework of the German - US-American Collaborations in Computational Neuroscience:
First funding round, starting 2010:
- Munich - San Diego: "Hippocampal representation of auditory und spatial sequences"
- Berlin - Cambridge: "Role of astrocytes in cortical information processing"
- Lübeck - New York: "Effects of weak applied currents on memory consolidation during sleep"
- Mannheim - Los Angeles: "Persistent Activity in the Entorhinal Cortex In Vivo"
- Freiburg - Cambridge: "Integration of bottom-up and top-down signals in visual recognition"
Second funding round, starting 2011:
- Berlin - College State: "Model-based control of spreading depression"
- Bonn - Ashburn / Evanston / Stanford: "Generation of computer models of dendritic signal processing and synaptic plasticity mechanisms in hippocampal nerve cells by high-resolution microscopy"
- Gießen - New Haven: "Neuronal theory of three-dimensional form perception"
- Heidelberg - Ithaca: "Higher order feature detection in the olfactory bulb"
- Magdeburg - Hanover / Princeton: "Development of general high-dimensional models of neuronal representation spaces"
- Tübingen - Atlanta: "How dynamic is neuronal coding? State dependent stimulus sensitivity in thalamo-cortical networks in the vibrissal system of the rat"
Third funding round, starting 2012:
- Frankfurt / Heidelberg - San Antonio: "Effects of activity-dependent changes of chloride concentration on cerebellar function"
- Jena - Rochester: "Exploring large scale functional connectivity in the human brain: From bench to bedside"
- Düsseldorf - Aurora: "Unravel CNS Regeneration - From Fact Extraction to Experimental Design"
- Jena - Pasadena: "Computational and Neural Mechanisms of Inference over Decision-Structure"
- Göttingen - Buffalo: "Somatic sodium channels and temporal precision of action potentials"
Further German - US-American collaborations are envisaged to be granted in the coming years.