Insights into the Research Department
of Neuroscience

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Mission statement

• Promoting excellence and collaborations in Neuroscience

• Fostering the next generation of neuroscientists

The aim of the Research Department of Neuroscience (RDN) is the development and reinforcement of a unique and interdisciplinary scientific landscape within the Ruhr-Universität 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

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A study by researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Bochum suggests that roosters might recognize themselves in the mirror.

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Brain Day 2023

Impressionen vom Bran Day 2023

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Austausch und Netzwerken beim 3ten BrainBusiness-Treffen im Mai.

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Research Building THINK

Research Building THINK

The research building “Think” - a new space for Neuroscience in Bochum - will be build.

Homepage THINK

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Career platform for female neuroscientists