Research Training Group RTG 791: Neural Developmental and Degenerative Processes: Basic Research and Clinical Implications

  • Monyer, Hannah (Speaker, Coordinator)
  • Bading, Hilmar (Project Staff)
  • Bartsch, Dusan (Project Staff)
  • Ciccolini, Francesca (Project Staff)
  • Draguhn, Andreas (Project Staff)
  • Friedrich, Rainer (Project Staff)
  • Hartmann, Tobias (Project Staff)
  • Henn, Fritz A. (Project Staff)
  • Hutter, Harald (Project Staff)
  • Misgeld, Ulrich (Project Staff)
  • Niehrs, Christof (Project Staff)
  • Offermanns, Stefan (Project Staff)
  • Pollerberg, Gabriele Elisabeth (Project Staff)
  • Rappold, Gudrun (Project Staff)
  • Rozov, Andrei (Project Staff)
  • Schwaninger, Markus (Project Staff)
  • Schütz, Günther (Project Staff)
  • Seeburg, Peter H. (Project Staff)
  • Unsicker, Klaus (Project Staff)
  • Wisden, William (Project Staff)
  • Witzemann, Veit (Project Staff)

Project: DFG ProjectsDFG Joint Research: Research Training Groups

Project Details


The research training group "Neural Developmental and Degenerative Processes: Basic Research and Clinical Implications" specifically combines basic and clinical aspects of the Neurosciences. Students are offered a well-structured platform of courses, seminars and labwork for acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge in functions and dysfunctions of the brain. In addition to obtaining their Ph.D., the students will be trained in molecular, cellular, developmental and systems aspects of Neuroscience, the link between genes and learning, and the basis for neurological disease, including depression and Alzheimer¿s disease. The college will also offer training in the generation and analysis of genetically altered mice to study synaptic plasticity, learning and neurological disease. The laboratories participating in this program are at different institutes of the University of Heidelberg, including the ZMBH, University Hospital for Neurology in Heidelberg and Mannheim, Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience (IZN), and the Zentralinstitut for Mental Health Mannheim, as well as the DKFZ and the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research. Notably, the program for the research training group is the only established link between Heidelberg/Mannheim labs working in basic and clinical neuroscience.
Effective start/end date01.01.0231.12.08

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 206-07 Clinical Neurology Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology
  • 205-09 Pharmacology


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