Welcome to the Bonn Center of Neuroscience (BCN), the central network for neuroscience at the University of Bonn. At the BCN, more than 300 scientists share a passion for understanding the brain, the most complex and fascinating organ in mammals. The brain allows the organism to perceive and memorize their surroundings, make decisions based on these percepts and convert them to complex behaviors. BCN scientist pursue intellectually ambitious approaches to clarify underlying mechanisms on levels ranging from single cells to networks underlying complex behavior.
Furthermore, we are convinced that studying the brain is not only an intriguing challenge for modern neuroscience, but is also of fundamental importance for understanding and treating of psychiatric or neurological diseases. Such diseases are among the main causes of disease and account for a great percentage of the personal, social and economic disease burden in Europe.
The BCN unites neuroscience research of Bonn in an inter-institutional network. It combines resources and expertise to coordinate, support and promote research and teaching of Neurosciences at the University of Bonn and the affiliated institutes and organizational units. 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.