Research focuses at the UMG
The research focus neurosciences has substantially shaped the research profile of the UMG and Göttingen Campus for around 15 years. The research and educational activities of the research focus are intensely networked with university and non-university institutions on the Göttingen Campus.
Since 2007, the development of the research focus has been significantly characterized by the projects funded as part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, which the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB) and the Cluster of Excellence Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CNMPB) were part of. Since 2019, the Cluster of Excellence Multiscale Bioimaging (MBExC) has received funding by the German Research Foundation as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments.
The research focus neurosciences at the UMG and on the campus is especially characterized by its international visibility in research into synaptic and sensory signal processing as well as neuroinflammation.
Collaborative Research Centers
Currently part of the research focus neurosciences are two collaborative research centers funded with spokespersons in Göttingen (CRC 889 and CRC 1286), and one transregional collaborative research center in cooperation with Munich (TR 274).
Awards & Funding
UMG scientists from the neurosciences have won prestigious awards and are funded by highly competitive funding programs such as the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the DFG, Koselleck Projects of the DFG, ERC Grants of the EU, out of the Heisenbergand Emmy Noether Programs of the DFG as well as a Synergy Grant of the EU.
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