Research Groups


SFB 1080 funding extended

November 2016. Following a successful first funding period, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved 12 million euros of funding for the Collaborative Research Center 1080. Over the coming four-year period, the group will investigate the molecular and cellular interactions that enable the brain to maintain a balanced functional state and advance neuroscience research in the Rhine-Main area.
In terms of leadership, 2017 will see the speakership move to Amparo Acker-Palmer whose roles, as head of the Institute for Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the Goethe University Frankfurt as well as that of fellow of the Gutenberg Research College of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, will further enhance collaboration in the Rhine-Main area. Deputy speaker will be Heiko Luhmann, head of the Institute for Physiology of the Mainz University Medical Center, who has been a member of the CRC1080 committee since its inception. Tom Kay will remain in place as manager.
A number of notable scientists with proven track-records in the field of neuroscience will join the CRC1080 from January. Their inclusion in the group will bring a further strengthening of ties and cross-group investigation within the Rhine-Main neuroscience networks and a focus on the promoting of excellence and the open exchange of ideas. The work to date and the future direction of the group is strongly supported through a renewed commitment from Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University / Medical Center Mainz.  

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Amparo Acker-Palmer
Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
Institute of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany