06.11.2014, 7 pm
Dr. Moritz Helmstaedter
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
"Karten des Denkens: die Vermessung neuronaler Netzwerke"
caesar seminar series
08.10.2014, 11 am
Prof. Dr. David Kleinfeld
University of California
"Hierarchy of orofacial rhythms suggests breathing as a master clock"
Caesar (center of advanced european studies and research) is a non-profit foundation under private law which was established in 1995 under the Berlin-Bonn Act. The Foundation operates a research centre which is associated with the Max Planck Society. Its scientific excellence is evaluated and safeguarded according to the criteria of the Max Planck Society.The research undertaken at Caesar lies at the interfaces between the neurosciences, cell biology, and biophysics and utilises not only kinetic methods but also methods from the fields of microscopy, spectroscopy, and the behavioural sciences. Its main focus is on cellular signal processing and the neural foundations of animal behaviour.
Chasing infertility (in German language)
Endocrine disruptors impair human sperm function
A plethora of endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with human sperm function in a way that may have a negative impact on fertilization. These are the findings of a German - Danish team of researchers from the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research in Bonn, Germany, and the University Department of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. The work, which is published in EMBO reports, suggests that endocrine disruptors may contribute to widespread fertility problems in the Western world in a way that hitherto has not been recognized. [link to our press release]
Here you can find a video on the topic (in German), which was produced by Quarks & Co. (WDR):
And here you can find a radio report (in German):