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 strength of the Department is its highly interdisciplinary orientation, which integrates the expertise and research tradition of four faculties (Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medicine and Psychology), together with three institutions: the Institute of Neuroinformatics, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN) as well as the University Clinics.
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
16.00 ct, room GAFO 03/252
Prof. Dr. Oliver Wolf (Cognitive Psychology)
Titel: The stressed seahorse
IGSN-symposium on 08. July 2013
Impacts of thyroid hormone on the development of the nervous system
Speakers: Dagmar Führer-Sakel, Nori Koibuchi, Thomas Voigt (host: Irmgard Dietzel-Meyer)
Commands from the matrix
RUB researchers report on the role of the extracellular matrix: Cellular environment controls formation and activity of neuronal connections.
How Alzheimer’s could occur
RUB researchers develop new hypothesis for the degeneration of nerve cells:
Protein spheres in the nucleus give wrong signal for cell division.
New drug against MS
RUB neurologists report in The Lancet: Daclizumab injections reduce relapses and permanent damage in multiple sclerosis.
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A new vitamin for nerve cells
Potential approach for the treatment of damaged motor neurons. RUB biologists clarify the effect and mode of action of vitamin P
New Speaker of the RD Neuroscience
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.
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Insights into the Research Department of Neuroscience
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