Science for the Public

The annual science festival of the BMBF and the German Physical Society – termed „Highlights of Physics“– will be coming to Bonn this year on Sept. 16 – 21th, with the University of Bonn as local organisational partner. Research institutions from all over Germany will contribute to the program, including the DZNE. Read more


Breaching the brain’s defense causes epilepsy

Dr. Caghan Kizil, researcher at the DZNE site in Dresden and at the Centre for Regenerative Therapies at the TU Dresden (CRTD), is involved in a scientific study that proves the relevance of glial cells for epileptic seizures and shows potential for new therapies. To the CRTD's press release... Read more

Prof. Alexander Drzezga awarded Kuhl-Lassen Award 2019

The prize honours Prof. Drzezgas' research in the field of molecular and multimodal imaging in neurodegeneration. The Kuhl-Lassen Award is the highest award of SNMMI's Brain Imaging Council. Read more

Editorial tip: Tell me: Do I get Alzheimer's? (in German)

Journalist Julia Köppe is sure: She doesn't want to know in advance whether she has an Alzheimer's risk. But why are there people who are interested in Alzheimer's although they know that the disease cannot yet be cured? In addition, the tests are not yet specific enough. She interviewed our Bonn based researcher Dr. Annika Spottke and reported on this in SPIEGEL ONLINE's "Elementarteilchen" science newsletter. ... Read more

Prof. Thomas Gasser is a member of the Leopoldina academy

Thomas Gasser, head of clinical research at the DZNE in Tübingen and former site speaker, was recently accepted as a new academician of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina together with other... Read more

Report from the 69th Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau

Jolanda Schwarz, PhD student in the MR Physics group, took part in the Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau and reported on her experience. Read more

Editorial tip: Early warning system for Alzheimer's disease

Very detailed and worth reading article from Spektrum der Wissenschaft on the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. (in German) Read more

Interview with Anne Maass:" We have a huge potential as a neuroimaging site".

Anne Maass is the first junior research group leader at the DZNE site in Magdeburg. In March, she started to build up her working group "Multimodal Neuroimaging" there. We talked to her about her start as a... Read more

Editorial tip: Alzheimer - Fight against oblivion (in German)

To no longer recognize beloved people or to lose valuable memories - hardly any other sign of aging is as frightening to people as it is to oblivion. Researchers are trying to elucidate the molecular causes... Read more

Resonator-Podcast: Episode 152 - Spatial orientation

Thomas Wolbers is conducting research at the DZNE in Magdeburg on the cognition of old age and in particular on spatial orientation using VR glasses. Podcaster Holger Klein visited him in Magdeburg and... Read more

Interview with Founding Director of the DZNE, Prof. Pierluigi Nicotera: “The greatest gift of my career”

Founding Director of the DZNE, Pierluigi Nicotera, talks about what has been achieved in the 10 years of the Center’s existence, about painful setbacks suffered – and about the questions he most frequently... Read more

AD/PD 2019: Junior Faculty Award for Dr. Michel Grothe

Michel Grothe was awarded for his abstract "In-Vivo Basal Forebrain Atrophy and Cortical Cholinergic Depletion are interrelated and predict cognitive deficits in Parkinson’s Disease". As an awardee, he gave... Read more

Our medicine is called research - The new DZG magazine "SYNERGIE".

Hot off the press: The first issue of the (German only) DZG magazine. To communicate modern medical research vividly and to classify new results - with this goal the German Centres for Health Research (DZG)... Read more

Project start in Witten: Improving the sleep of people with dementia

In a joint project, in which the DZNE site in Witten is involved, research is being carried out until March 2021 into how sleep problems in people with dementia can be reduced. Read more

High-ranking visit: Two politicians visited the DZNE in Magdeburg on 7 March in a row.

The first was Holger Stahlknecht, Minister of the Interior of Saxony-Anhalt and since November 2018 Chairman of the CDU Saxony-Anhalt. Dr. Petra Sitte also informed herself about the work of the DZNE... Read more

New clinical study rooms officially opened in Tübingen

On Monday, February 11th, 2019, three new "Clinical Study Rooms" were officially opened in the research building of the DZNE in Tübingen. So far, participants of the current nine DZNE studies have been... Read more

Interview with Sven Kernebeck about the Zweikörperproblem (two-body problem) Podcast

Since mid-2018 he has been running the Digital Health Podcast Zweikörperproblem together with Markus Gennat and Jan Ehlers. Discussions will focus on how digitisation, technologies and innovations affect the... Read more

First joint Symposium of the three DZGs located in Dresden

On Tuesday February 12th, 2019, the three German Centers for Health Research (Deutsche Zentren der Gesundheitsforschung, DZGs) located in Dresden held their first joint symposium: The Paul Langerhans... Read more

Minister Pfeiffer-Poensgen visits the DZNE in Bonn

On 15 February Isabell Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister for Culture and Science in NRW, visited the DZNE on the Venusberg together with Annette Storsberg, State Secretary in the Minister for Culture and Science... Read more

Hertie Prize for commitment and self-help

On 9 February, the Hertie Foundation awarded Bruno Schmidt and his association "ALS - Alle Lieben Schmidt e.V." the Hertie Prize for commitment and self-help amounting to 7,500 euros. The award ceremony took... Read more

Help in the fight against enigmatic paralysis

About 8,000 people in Germany are affected by the nervous disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The DZNE and Bonn University Hospital invite experts, patients and other interested parties to an... Read more

Research grant for Munich DZNE scientist

Dr. Sabina Tahirovic from the DZNE site in Munich received funding from the Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e. V. (AFI), at a ceremony in Wiesbaden on January 18th, 2019. AFI awarded a grant of 120,000 euros.... Read more

Gold certification for new DZNE building in Bonn: The first laboratory building receives the highest award in Germany

The DZNE building in Bonn is awarded the “Gold certification” of the "Sustainable Building Rating System for Federal Buildings" (BNB). This is the first laboratory building in Germany that is bestowed with... Read more

Highly cited

A survey reveals that several DZNE scientists are among the most frequently cited researchers in their respective fields. Read more

Helmholtz Horizons: The Digital (R)Evolution in Science

The Helmholtz Horizons Symposium, hosted by the President of the Association, highlights scientific breakthroughs of Helmholtz Association’s established researchers. Read more

DZNE Witten’s 9th annual conference: Dementia – Change in Care and Research

The theme of this year's event was: "Beziehungsweise(n)… Demenz – Pflege und Forschung im Wandel". The focus was on the design of relationships with and by people with dementia. ... Read more

Redaktionstipp: Schreiben war schon immer mein Ding

Unser Magdeburger Forscher Martin Riemer hat einen Roman mit dem Titel „Post Mortem“ geschrieben. Wie kam es dazu? Das hat er dem Portal erzählt. Read more

DZNE is part of four Excellence Clusters

In the fourth round of the Excellence Initiative, our university cooperation partners successfully performed. These clusters of excellence, with the participation of the DZNE, received a new funding... Read more

Charity campaign for the DZNE

A great performance! In the context of the Linnicher Spendenlauf on 22 September, the great donation amount of over 44,000 euros was run. In four hours a total of 22,278 laps were made on the sports field... Read more

DZNE Award Lecture: Nicolas Bazan

Today Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., was honoured at the DZNE in Bonn in the context of the "DZNE Award Lecture". The DZNE thus honours scientists who have made outstanding contributions in the field of... Read more

Minister Karl Josef Laumann visits DZNE Bonn

Karl Josef Laumann (CDU), Minister for Labor, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, today took a close look at the research of the DZNE at our site on the Venusberg in Bonn. ... Read more

Neuroscience Campus Get Together at Tübingen

As a joined event of the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HiH), the Centre for Integrative Neurosciences (CiN), and the DZNE in Tübingen, the "Neuroscience Campus Get Together" was taking place... Read more

Young DZNE scientists at the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting

No less than five young scientists from three DZNE sites were selected for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting that was held June 24-29, 2018. One of these five young talents is Alexandra Michurina, PhD... Read more

Dr. Jakob Kreye awarded with PhD prize

Dr. Jakob Kreye, Postdoc at the AG Autoimmune Encephalopathies at the DZNE Berlin, has won the 2018 PhD prize of the Berliner Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Neurologie (BGPN). Read more

Redaktionstipp: Gehirne sind zum Gehen da

Als Lektüre empfehlen wir das Gespräch mit Prof. Gerd Kempermann in der aktuellen Sonderausgabe Wandern des Philosophie Magazins. Read more

Let's dance! Magdeburg DZNE researcher Prof. Müller involved in the development of a dance rollator

An agile and reversible walker with which you can even dance - and which still avoids falls: Prof. Notger Müller, group leader at the DZNE, wants to develop this within the next two years. ... Read more

Federal Minister Karliczek visits the DZNE at CeBit

At Cebit, the Federal Minister of Education and Research talked to Prof. Joachim Schultze, genome researcher at the DZNE, about the joint project with HPE. Read more

Insights into the Infancy of Neurons

In two studies, Gaia Tavosanis and fellow researchers at the DZNE have looked on mechanisms governing growth of neurons in fruit flies. The results which have been published in “Current Biology” and “Cell... Read more

Review of the Bonn Science Night

What can you do to stay mentally and physically fit into old age? This and other questions were addressed by the DZNE at Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht (Bonn Science Night) 2018. Read more

Ninjas, Netflix, Neuroscience

Lars Dittrich, Postdoc at AG Jackson, had a guest appearance at the Netflix show "Bill Nye saves the world". Read more

Politician Dr. Martin Rosemann visits the DZNE

On Friday, 16th of February 2018, Dr. Martin Rosemann, SPD member of the Bundestag and representative of the constituency Tübingen-Hechingen, visited the DZNE Tübingen to learn about the research activities... Read more

Bonn Member of Parliament Ulrich Kelber visits the DZNE

Ulrich Kelber visited the DZNE on the Venusberg in Bonn. Read more

Interview with Jon D. Paul

The Paul Foundation generously supports Prof. Donato Di Monte’s laboratory at the DZNE in Bonn. Research carried out by Prof. Di Monte’s group focuses on molecular mechanisms of neuronal pathology in... Read more

Breaching the brain’s defense causes epilepsy

Dr. Caghan Kizil, researcher at the DZNE site in Dresden and at the Centre for Regenerative Therapies at the TU Dresden (CRTD), is involved in a scientific study that proves the relevance of glial cells for epileptic seizures and shows potential for new therapies. To the CRTD's press release... Read more

Opening new building 2017 Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NRW Science Minister Svenja Schulze opened the new DZNE building in Bonn Read more


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