“Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Homeostasis”
Following a successful first funding period, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved 12 million euros of funding for the Collaborative Research Center 1080: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Homoeostasis. Over the coming four-year period, the group will investigate the molecular and cellular interactions that enable the brain to maintain a balanced functional state and advance neuroscience research in the Rhine-Main area.
In terms of leadership, 2017 will see the speakership move to Professor Amparo Acker-Palmer whose roles, as head of the Institute for Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the Goethe University Frankfurt as well as that of fellow of the Gutenberg Research College (GFK) of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), will further enhance collaboration in the Rhine-Main area. The deputy speaker role will be assumed by Professor Heiko Luhmann, head of the Institute for Physiology of the Mainz University Medical Center, who has been a member of the CRC1080 committee since its inception. Tom Kay will remain in place as manager.
A number of notable scientists with proven track-records in the field of neuroscience will join the CRC1080 from January. Their inclusion in the group will bring a further strengthening of ties and cross-group investigation within the Rhine-Main neuroscience networks and a focus on the promoting of excellence and the open exchange of ideas. The work to date and the future direction of the group is strongly supported through a renewed commitment from the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Johannes Gutenberg University / Medical Center Mainz.