Cluster of Excellence “Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CNMPB)”
Funding continued in the second programme phase of the Excellence Initiative
Top-level researchers at the University and the University Medical Centre have been working together with non-university partners on the Göttingen Campus for many years in the research area of neuroscience. In the Cluster of Excellence “Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain” (CNMPB), which receives funding of approximately 44 million euros in the second programme phase of the Excellence Initiative, new optics technologies will be further investigated and applied to neoroscience and neurological research on the Göttingen Campus. The focus is on further development of high resolution techniques of microscopy with which minute structures and processes in living nerve cells can be analysed. The aim is to achieve results opening up new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for diseases such as Parkinson’s and schizophrenia.
The well established cooperation in technological and medical research is to be extended, as is the advancement of young academics. Expanding the CNMPB’s interdisciplinary research spectrum, an additional professorship and three new junior research groups working in the area of high resolution microscopy are planned. Students will also profit from the ongoing funding of the Cluster: through this, continuation of the successfully established “CMPB Students Class” is assured.