Grant of the US BRAIN Initiative for Fritjof Helmchen

Fritjof Helmchen, Professor of Neuroscience and Co-Director of the Brain Research Institute of the University of Zurich and PI of one completed RTD Project (Neurochoice), one TF Project and one IPhD Project, has been honored with a grant of the US BRAIN Initiative. His research is focused on the development and application of optical methods, in particular two-photon microscopy, to study neural activity on the subcellular, cellular, and circuit level. His group has pioneered several microscopy techniques, including 3D and high-speed in vivo two-photon imaging, and has contributed to recent advancements in the study of cortical microcircuits.
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Two new events for young scientists

In 2015 there will be two new events for young scientists:


New Workshop: “Leadership and Management Skills for Postdocs”
More information and registration» Retreat 2015: “Better Results Through Diversity”
More information and registration»


Measuring modified protein structures

ETH-Zurich researchers have developed a new approach to measure proteins with structures that change. This could enable new diagnostic tools for the early recognition of neurodegenerative diseases to be developed.
This research was supported by RTD Project YeastX.
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02.09.2014 9th call results

With a total of 69 submissions, the 9th call has generated more proposals than any other call to date. 28 proposals for Transition Postdoc Fellowships (TPdFs) and 41 for Interdisciplinary PhD Projects (IPhDs) have been submitted. Of these proposals, the Executive Board (SEB) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have approved 7 TPdF and 17 IPhD projects. more»


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