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ABINEP Symposium 2018


When: 11.09.-12.09.2018

Where: Guericke Center of the Lukasklause in Magdeburg, Schleinufer 1, 39104 Magdeburg


Further Information:

The ABINEP Symposium is the central event of the international graduate school per year. In 2018 it will take place the first time. The event is organized by the 21 scholars. It aims in fostering collaborations and networks between the scholars and their supervisors across all 4 modules of the graduate school. Furthermore, the event is used to invite international leading scientists from each field of the 4 modules, who share their knowledge with the scholars and give advices to their PhD projects


Keynote Speaker:

Module 1: Helmut Kettenmann (Berlin, Germany) Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, Cellular Neurosciences

Module 2: Ole Paulsen (Cambridge, United Kingdom) University of Cambridge, Dept. of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience

Module 3: Sonja Djudjaj (Aachen, Germany) University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Medical clinic II

Module 4: Mike X Cohen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) Radbound University, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Synchronisation in Neural Systems


The detailed program can be found here and here.


What is ABINEP?

The international Graduate school (GS) on Analysis, Imaging, and Modelling of Neuronal and Inflammatory Processes (ABINEP) is based on the two internationally recognized biomedical research foci of the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (OVGU), Neurosciences and Immunology.

ABINEP aims at fostering cutting edge research projects in rising sub-disciplines of these research areas, which are currently supported by several German Research foundation (DFG)- and European Community (EU)-funded collaborative projects in Magdeburg (including the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centers SFBs 779 and 854 and associated graduate schools, as well as DFG TRRs 31 and 62). The program includes scientists from the Medical Faculty/ University Hospital Magdeburg (MED) and the Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNW) of the OVGU, the Institute for Neurobiology (LIN) and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), both located in Magdeburg, the Helmholtz Centre of Infection Research in Braunschweig as well as international collaborators.

To further strengthen the international interconnection of these research foci, 21 projects were defined to educate excellent international PhD student candidates in any of the 4 ABINEP topical modules:

1) Neuroinflammation: Inflammatory processes in neurodegeneration

2) Neurophysiology and Computational Modelling of Neuronal Networks

3) Immunosenescence: Infection and immunity in the context of aging

4) Human Brain Imaging for diagnosing neurocognitive disorders