TRR 274 at Munich Brain Day 2024

The TRR 274 was present once again at the second edition of the Munich Brain Day. The event aimed at bringing the neuroscientist community in Munich together is co-organized by TRR project leader Ruben Portugues. This year, Simon Schäfer and Mikael Simons from our TRR were invited speakers. During the poster session, several of our…

Careers Day 2024

As part of public outreach of the TRR 274, The Institute of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Research (IMSF, headed by Prof. Alexander Flügel) explained how immune cells migrate into the brain and spinal cord and can be visualized directly in the tissue. Under guidance, the students were able to embed, cut, stain and microscope tissue…

The TRR 274 granted for a second funding period

The TRR 274 has received the approval of the DFG, and will continue to receive funding for another 4 years. Spokesperson for the CRC in the upcoming funding period (2024-2027) is Prof. Alexander Flügel. With the new funding period, we will say goodbye to some people, but also welcome some newcomers. Check out our new…

TRR 274 supporting NeuroCamp Munich 2023

The TRR 274 is very proud to support another edition of NeuroCamp Munich, an initiative organized by volunteering Neuroscientists in the Munich area to introduce high school students into the world of neuroscience. The 2-week event attracts students from all over the world, during which they can attend one week of lectures and another week…

TRR 274 at Munich Brain Day 2023

The TRR 274 was present at the Munich Brain Day 2023, co-organized by TRR project leader Ruben Portugues. This even aimed to bring the Munich neuroscientist community together with 12 talks, flash presentations and a poster session. More information can be found on their website.

Careers Day 2023: 4 high school students in the IMSF laboratory

As part of the TRR274 the Institute of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Research (IMSF) participated in the nationwide “Careers Day” for girls and boys in Göttingen on 27.04.2023. The “Zukunftstag” tries to break with gender stereotypes and brings students closer to professional fields that often are associated with one gender over the other. Further, the…

International Symposium “Checkpoints of Central Nervous System Recovery“

On 14 -17th of March 2023 the TRR274 held its first international retreat at the beautiful conference centre of Kloster Irsee. We had the pleasure to welcome distinguished experts in the field of immunology, glial biology and neurobiology in the context of our TRR274 theme “checkpoints of CNS recovery”. Our consortium members as well as…

TUM-BmN / ELSC Retreat: “Imaging behavior”

We are pleased to be a partner and supporter of this years “TUM-BmN / ELSC Retreat: Imaging behavior”. Organized by our TRR274 PI Ruben Portugues, students and researchers from the Elite Graduate Program M.Sc. Biomedical Neuroscience (TUM) and the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (Hebrew University, Israel) came together in Berchtesgaden to talk “Imaging…

New Clinician Scientists: Dr. Mihai Ancau & Dr. Kolja Meier

As part of our Clinician Scientist Programme, we are happy to welcome and support Dr. Mihai Ancau and Dr. Kolja Meier as successful applicants to our TRR274 for the funding year 2022. The Clinician Scientist Programme of the TRR274 is set to sponsor and encourage young medical professionals, who foster a deep interest and drive to participate…

TRR 274 on the cover of Neuron

Congratulations to the team of scientists around Ozgun Gokce and Mikael Simons! Their work (and cover art) have made it on the cover the current issue of Neuron! In the paper titled “White matter aging drives microglial diversity” researchers also associated with our project A06 “identify white-matter-associated microglia (WAMs), which form in a TREM2-dependent but…