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Seminars and Events

Wednesday, 26.06.2019

RTG-NCA meets MSc Students

To promote networking and exchange of experience between different stages of scientific education the RTG-NCA is organising an event that aims at bringing together current doctoral candidates of the RTG with M.Sc. candidates of the subject module "Neurobiology".

In an interactive session doctoral candidates will pitch their thesis topics (research foci, methodology, supervision, project relevance in the contemporary neuroscience, structured education programme) and will furthermore provide an insight to their tracks focusing on topics like:

1. What to consider during Master studies in preparation for a PhD
2. When to start looking for a PhD position
3. What do coordinated PhD programmes offer
4. What criteria are important when choosing a PhD programme
5. What to consider when choosing the research area of a Masters project

The event will offer ample time for scientific and strategic questions and informal exchange.


Venue: Seminar room 1st floor 1.007 –
(Zülpicher Str. 47b, building 304)

11:15 – 11:30          Prof. Dr. Ansgar Büschges
                              Introduction to Structured Graduate Education at UoC

11:30 – 12:30         5 brief talks by doctoral students
                              (groups of Büschges, Wellmann, Nawrot)

12:30 – 13:45         lunch break

13:45 – 14:30         RTG-NCA: 7 brief talks by doctoral students from RTG-NCA
                              (covering different RTG research foci and different ways of entry)

14:30 – 15:30         Questions of master students to doctoral students

Informal exchange


RTG-NCA on tour in Bonn

1st Bonn-Köln Neuroscience Symposium

On Wednesday, 03.07.2019 a joint symposium will be organised at the DZNE in Bonn:

To foster interaction between the different colleagues, groups and topics in the neurosciences in Bonn and Cologne a joint conference is organized. The choice of speakers and their topics reflects the span of neuroscientific areas of research at both locations.

During the talk sessions, lunch break and poster sessions there will be ample of time for fruitful scientific interaction and exchange.
The one day conference will be wrapped-up by an informal get-together, a Summer BBQ.

Preliminary Programme


Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e. V. (DZNE)
Venusberg, Bonn
Sigmund-Freud-Straße 27, 53127 Bonn

Feel cordially invited to attend the meeting.
To register please follow this link: 1st Bonn-Köln Neuroscience Symposium

The meeting is generously sponsored by the Bonn SFB1089, ImmunoSensation2 and
the Cologne RTG-NCA | RTG 1960.

Participation is free of charge, however prior registration is required.


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Archive 2019

Seminars in Neurosciences

Prof. Dr. John Tuthill

Department of Physiology and Biophysics,
University of Washington, USA

Title: “ Neural mechanisms of leg proprioception and
           motor control in Drosophila

Day and Time: Wednesday, 10.04.2019 at 12:30 p.m. (s.t.)
Venue: Lecture Hall 0.024, Biocenter, Zülpicher Str. 47b


The RTG-NCA at the 13th Göttingen Meeting
of the German Neuroscience Society


At the 13th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society
the RTG-NCA | RTG-1960 supports

Symposium 27 
"Neurodegenerative diseases: shaping neuronal circuits by membrane trafficking"
chaired by Natalia Kononenko and Brunhilde Wirth

Several doctoral candidates of the RTG-NCA will be presenting their work
during the poster sessions.

For more information, visit the meeting's website:

Seminars in Neurosciences

Dr. Eugenia Chiappe

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown,
Lisbon, Portugal

Title: “Motor context tunes active visual control of locomotion in Drosophila”   

Day and Time: Monday, 04.02.2019 at 5 p.m. (s.t.)
Venue: Lecture Hall 0.024, Biocenter, Zülpicher Str. 47b