Prof. Hannah Monyer with the brothers Erik and Mark Schumann (violin/cello)
On 5 March 2012, the DZNE hosted the 5th installment of the “Music & Brain” series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.
The event began with a talk by Prof. Monyer, Heidelberg University Hospital, on the topic “Learning and Memory in Mice and Men". Subsequently, the brothers Erik and Mark Schumann played works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Gideon Klein.
Prof. Hannah Monyer has been Medical Director of the Department for Clinical Neurobiology at the University of Heidelberg since 1999. She studied medicine in Heidelberg, completing her doctorate in 1982. Following a period of research at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA, she returned to Heidelberg in 1989 to take up a post at the ZMBH (Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie Heidelberg). Prof. Monyer's investigations focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying the onset and modulation of neuronal network activity. Her research targets the identification of key molecules which play a significant role in physical and neurological disorders.
Erik (*1982) and Mark Schumann (*1988) were born near Cologne to musically talented German/Romanian-Japanese parents. They studied under internationally renowned music teachers for violin and cello, Zachar Bron and Heinrich Schiff, to name a few. Numerous accomplishments in music competitions in Germany and abroad, radio recordings, chamber music festivals, tours with renowned orchestras and conductors are a statement of their exceptional talent. (www.erikschumann.com)