Joint forces to combat common diseases: 3rd Joint DZG Symposium in Dresden

Diabetes, cancer and dementia: as diverse as these diseases may appear, there are often cross-connections that are relevant for the development of therapeutic approaches and examination methods. Read more

“Flying” Neurons

A current study on fruit flies provides new insights into the cellular basis of memory. DZNE scientists and US colleagues report on this in the journal “Cell Reports”. Read more

Hyperactivity in the Brain

DZNE in Magdeburg see a possible cause for this phenomenon in an overactivity of the hippocampus - this brain region is generally regarded as the control center of memory. They report on this in the „Journal of Neuroscience“. Read more

"Brain security" goes overboard

Dr. Melania Capasso, scientist at the DZNE Bonn, explains in a video how overactive immune cells in the aging brain release inflammatory proteins - and therefore contribute to the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Read more

Ein Funke Hoffnung

Unfortunately this article is only available in German. Read more

Viral Vinaigrette

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 builds tiny droplets to multiply effectively inside infected cells. This phenomenon may offer starting points for drug development. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry report on this in the journal “Nature Communications”. Read more

Mechanisms of the Aging Brain

Research by scientists of the DZNE and The Salk Institute show the protein “lamin B1” to be involved in declining neurogenesis. Read more

COVID-19: Release of immature blood cells from bone marrow as a signature of severe disease

Researchers including DZNE scientists have identified cell types in the blood that indicate severe disease progression in COVID-19. Read more

Innovative technologies for people with dementia

The health care, industry and social sectors are urgently struggling with the question of how to support people with dementia and carers effectively as well as how and what kind of technology can help with… Read more

Highly cited: Seven DZNE experts among the world’s most influential researchers

The analysis of Clarivate is based on tens of thousands of publications in scientific journals that appeared between January 2009 and December 2019. Only those “papers” were considered that belong to the top… Read more

An adverse relationship between genetics and immune response

Studies by researchers at DZNE Tübingen shine new light on the mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease. Read more

Demenzforschung mit dem Smartphone

Unfortunately this article is only available in German. Read more

500,000 Euro for DZNE scientist at Göttingen site

Prof. Markus Zweckstetter from the Göttingen site of the DZNE will receive 500,000 Euros from the Volkswagen Stiftung for a research project in which he will investigate the origin of the genetic code. … Read more

Prof. Monique Breteler is a member of the Leopoldina

The Director of Population Health Research, and head of the Rhineland Study, was recently accepted as a new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Read more

Deutsche Demenzhilfe verliert überzeugten Förderer

Unfortunately this article is only available in German. Read more

Clinical Research Platform successfully recertified

The Clinical Research Platform (CRP) at the Centre for Clinical Research in Bonn supports and coordinates the multi-site studies of the DZNE. Read more

Award for Tübingen Alzheimer‘s researcher

Mathias Jucker is awarded the "International Prize for Translational Neuroscience of the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation" 2020 Read more

LifeTime: Envisioning a future cell-based medicine

In the prestigious science journal “Nature”, numerous experts from all over Europe draw a roadmap leading to a medicine that enables us to better understand cellular processes in the human body and thus to… Read more

Besuch vom Staatssekretär

Thomas Rachel, Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär bei der Bundesministerin für Bildung und Forschung hat auf Einladung des DZNE am Donnerstag, 27.08.2020 den Standort Bonn besucht. Read more

DZNE Magdeburg develops digital "red-yellow-green disclosure" for MRI scans

Prof. Emrah Düzel, together with his working group and experts from the University Medical Center Magdeburg, has developed a method to digitally evaluate and improve the image quality of MRI images as part… Read more

Alzheimer’s “en miniature”

Mitochondria are the power plants of cells and are involved in Alzheimer's disease. Jun. Prof. Dr. Michela Deleidi and her research team have now investigated this relationship in greater detail: The… Read more

Genomdaten besser nutzen: DZNE an bundesweitem Konsortium beteiligt

Unfortunately this article is only available in German. Read more

Alzheimer doctoral scholarship at the DZNE

The Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation announces doctoral scholarships for 2021 - exclusively at the DZNE. Funding is available for doctoral projects that are carried out at one of our ten sites. … Read more

Interview mit Prof. Gasser zum Welt-Parkinson-Tag: „Klären Sie so frühzeitig wie möglich die Symptome ab“

Der Parkinson-Wissenschaftler Prof. Thomas Gasser über die Vorboten der Krankheit, die Bedeutung der Diagnose für Patienten und Angehörige und mögliche neue Therapieansätze. Read more

Zum Welt-Parkinson-Tag 2020

Zum Welt-Parkinson-Tag 2020: Einblicke in die Erforschung der Parkinson-Erkrankung am DZNE. Read more

Association donates 5000€ for ALS research

With a generous donation of 5000€ the association "ALS-Alle Lieben Schmidt e. V." supports the research of the DZNE in the field of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) of Patrick Weydt. … Read more

Opening event of the DZNE Career Center

The DZNE has start withed a Career Center at the beginning of 2020 in order to better support postdocs and doctoral students in the final phase of their doctoral studies in questions of career planning and… Read more

Dr. Dragomir Milovanovic awarded Whitman Center Early Career Investigator Award

Scientist Dr. Dragomir Milovanovic, Group Leader at the DZNE Berlin, was awarded the 2020 Whitman Center Early Career Investigator Award from Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). Read more

Selten, aber schwerwiegend ​​​​​​

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Alzheimer: relay race ignites "nerve fire" in the head

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Three DZNE researchers have received funding from the non-profit Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V. (AFI). Read more

Subjective suspicions

An article in „Lancet Neurology” describes the state of research on “Subjective Cognitive Decline”. Read more

2nd Dresden DZG Symposium

Fighting common diseases together: Clinically oriented research on diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases at the 2nd joint DZG symposium in Dresden Read more

2nd ALS Info Day of the University Hospital Bonn and the DZNE

Unfortunately this article is only available in German. Read more

Growing New Neurons: Learning from the Fish

DZNE researchers study the zebrafish in search of new approaches against Alzheimer’s disease. Their latest results are published in PLOS Biology. Read more

Music & Brain: Save the Date

We are pleased to announce the current dates of the DZNE event series "Music & Brain". Read more

Prof. Stefanie Schreiber awarded Christa-Lorenz-ALS-Forschungspreis

The prize honours Prof. Schreiber's research that contributes to a better understanding of ALS as a systemic disease. Read more

Research on Parkinson’s: more than 30 Million US$ in Funding for International Consortium

An international network on Parkinson’s research that involves scientists from DZNE Tübingen is getting more than 30 million US$ in funding. Read more

Memory Driven

In Munich, Pierluigi Nicotera, Chairman of the DZNE’s Executive Board, talks about “Memory-Driven Computing” in research on dementia. Read more

Staying healthy into old age: Interview with Prof. Monique M. B. Breteler in the new DZG magazine

Head of Rheinland Studie talks about the insights she already brought to light. Read more

Highly cited: DZNE experts among the most influential researchers

According to a current survey, five DZNE experts range among the world’s most cited researchers. Read more

Prof. Jutta Gärtner awarded Hamburger Wissenschaftspreis 2019

With this award, the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg (Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg) honours Prof. Gärtner's groundbreaking work in the field of rare congenital neurometabolic diseases… Read more

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… 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… 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… 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 researchers presented their work at AAIC

At this year's Alzheimer's Association Internal Conference (AAIC), scientists from the DZNE sites presented information on their current results and latest findings by giving lectures at various symposia or… 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

Interview: Gut fürs Herz ist auch gut für den Kopf

„Gut fürs Herz ist auch gut für den Kopf“ - Interview mit DZNE-Forscher Emrah Düzel zur Wirkung von Sport auf das Gehirn 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

Interview: Fighting Dementia with Bits & Bytes

Neue Ansätze für die Vorbeugung und Therapie der Alzheimer-Erkrankung könnten sich aus der Analyse von Gendaten ergeben. Doch deren Auswertung bedarf enormer Rechenpower. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht… 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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