The BCN unites neuroscience research of Bonn. It combines resources and expertise to coordinate, support and promote research and teaching of neurosciences at the University of Bonn. With focus on clinical neurosciences, electrophysiology, imaging and genetics our work comprises highly relevant research areas and cutting-edge technologies, embedded in an excellent scientific environment.
Caesar is a neuroscience research institute associated with the Max Planck Society. Caesar’s research is interdisciplinary with scientists from various research areas working together on the topics of cellular signal processing and the neural foundations of behavior. The association with the Max Planck Society implies a very close scientific connection between caesar and the Max Planck Society.
The DZNE was founded on 3 April 2009 to meet the challenge posed by the increasing burden of neurodegenerative disorders in the ageing society. The DZNE pursues an integrated research approach which combines basic and clinical research as well as patient care research. The central site of the DZNE is located in Bonn, with additional sites in Tübingen, München, Rostock/Greifswald, Göttingen, Magdeburg, Witten and Berlin. The DZNE has become closely linked with the University of Bonn, with a large number of DZNE group leaders receiving cross-appointments at the Medical Faculty or Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics. The mission of the DZNE is to understand the causes of and risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases, and to develop new cures and preventive strategies.
LIMES is a center for both basic research and higher education in Life Sciences and Biomedicine at the University of Bonn. The LIMES concept was developed in the year 2000 by M. Hoch (Biology) and M. Famulok (Chemistry). Central to the conception of LIMES is the development of competitive research strategies at the interface of biology, chemistry, and medicine. A particular area of expertise within LIMES is chemical biology, a topical area which we see as particularly important for developing future strategies for manipulation of neuronal networks. Within LIMES, a number of joint teaching programs with the Medical Faculty have been set up, including the undergraduate study program Molecular Biomedicine and the joint Summer School program Life Sciences & Culture Bonn with Harvard University. A novel International Graduate School Life & Medical Sciences offers a combined M.Sc./Ph.D. program.