The Research Departments are one of the building blocks of Research Campus RUB.
Research Department of Neuroscience
The aim of the Research Department of Neuroscience (RDN) is the development and reinforcement of a unique and interdisciplinary scientific landscape within the Ruhr-University Bochum and its immediate environment, that pivots upon the established strengths of the RUB as an outstanding centre for systems neuroscience research.
The RDN provides a novel, integrative research platform, which includes the molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive and clinical neurosciences as well as computational brain sciences, and has thereby established a multidisciplinary strategy for the investigation of brain functions.
Within the RDN the research is mainly focused on four areas:
• Sensory Systems • Learning and Memory • Brain Pathology • Applied Neuroscience
The strategy of the RDN to push back the boundaries of knowledge runs on three levels:
• Creating appropriate structures and infrastructures for excellent neuroscience research
• Engaging in collaborative synergies
• Fostering the next generation of neuroscientists
The German Research Foundation (DFG) approved the building of a STED microscope, optimized for neuroscientific questions. The completion of the equipment is scheduled for 2014. The device will be located at the RUBION.
Brain Day 2013
On 25th September our third Brain Day 2013 "From basic research to therapy" took place.
On Dec. 18th 2012 Prof. Dr. Denise Manahan-Vaughan resigned from the speaker position. As new speaker the general assembly elected Prof. Dr. Onur Güntürkün.
The RD Neuroscience appreciates the commitment of Prof. Denise Manahan-Vaughan and is looking forward to the term of Prof. Onur Güntürkün and the new vice speakers Prof. Dr. Ulf Eysel and Prof. Dr. Stefan Herlitze.