This application will provide a structured training network for postdocs aiming for an academic career in biomedical sciences. The implementation of state-of-the-art and innovative education measures focuses on the main challenges in educating postdocs in biomedical research in Germany by supporting interdisciplinarity and translation of research results, career development of female scientists and international connectivity. The postdocs work on interconnected projects to improve the understanding of functional impairments during aging induced by impairments in stem cell function and regeneration. The research work aims to identify targets for future therapies and intervention strategies to combat in aging associated dysfunctions and diseases. The inclusion of candidates from basic, medical andmathematical sciences will further enhance interdisciplinary education.
Period: 1. April 2015 – 31. March 2019
The primary goal of this project is to establish a postdoctoral network at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN) in Magdeburg (1) to foster research on the physiological impact of monoamines on neuronal brain circuits, and (2) to increase the impact of the individual research of young investigators on this emerging, internationally highly competitive field. Monoamines are an important class of naturally occurring neurotransmitters and pharmacological agents that affect fundamental operations in neuronal circuits of the brain during mediating cognitive phenomena, like decision making and motivated behaviour. The network includes members from the university and clinicians and facilitates translating fundamental research into clinical applications. In addition to promoting scientific excellence the network is a means to establish gender equal opportunity and optimal mentoring of young investigators.
Period: 1. January 2015 – 31. December 2018