Networking with Other Research Programs

The Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure (EXC 257) is highly interlinked with several other programs in the German research landscape. NeuroCure scientists have been involved in collaborative research centres, transregional collaborative research centres, graduate schools, research training groups, research units, clinical research units, and priority programs, all funded by the DFG. An Emmy Noether junior research group and Heisenberg fellowships underline the scientific excellence of the Cluster.

→ Collaborative Research Centres
→ Transregional Collaborative Research Centres
→ Graduate Schools
→ Research Training Groups
→ Research Units
→ Clinical Research Units
→ Priority Programmes

Further funding support
→ Einstein Foundation
→ German Centers for Healthcare Research
current and former NeuroCure PIs

Collaborative Research Centres

SFB 1315: Mechanisms and disturbances in memory consolidation: From synapses to systems
Spokesperson(s): M. Larkum
since 2018  D. Schmitz, Brecht, M, Larkum, M, Judkewitz, B, Owald, D, Sigrist, S, Rosenmund, C, Hegemann, P
SFB 1052: Obesity Mechanisms
Spokesperson(s): M. Blüher
University: University of Leipzig
since 2013 A. Villringer
SFB 940: Volition and Cognitive Control: Mechanisms, Modulators and Dysfunctions
Spokes person(s): T. Goschke
University: TU Dresden
since 2012 JD Haynes
SFB 958: Scaffolding of Membranes: Molecular Mechanisms and Cellular Functions
Spokesperson(s): S. Sigrist
University: FU with HU and Charité, MDC, DIFE
since 2011 C. Birchmeier, B. Eickholt, V. Haucke, G. Lewin, E Neuhaus, C Rosenmund, D Schmitz, S Sigrist

Transregional Collaborative Research Centres


TRR 295: Retuning dynamic motor network disorders using neuromodulation
Spokesperson: A. Kühn
Universities: HU, FU, Uni Würzburg

A. Kuehn
  TRR 265: Losing and Regaining Control in Addiction – Development, Mechanisms and Interventions since 2019 A.Heinz
TRR 167: Development, function and potential of myeloid cells in the central nervous system (NeuroMac) since 2017
M. Prinz (F. Heppner, S. Lehnardt, A. Meisel, J. Priller)
TRR 186: Molecular Switches: Spatio-Temporal Control of Cellular Signal Transmission since 2016
B. Eickholt, P.R. Hiesinger, S. Sigrist, C. Rosenmund, A. Pleasted, V. Haucke

Research Training Groups

GRK 2318:  Tight junctions and their proteins: molecular features and actions in health and disease
since 2017
V. Haucke
GRK 1589: Sensory Computation in Neural Systems
2010 - 2019
M. Brecht, J.D. Haynes, A. Heinz, I. Vida
GRK 1651: Service-oriented Architectures for the Integration of Software-based Processes, Exemplified by Health Care Systems and Medical Technology (SOAMED)
2010 - 2019
A. Grüters-Kieslich

Research Units

FOR 2841: Beyond the Exome – Identifying, Analyzing, and Predicting the Disease Potential of Non-Coding DNA Variants since 2019 M. Schülke, C.Birchmeier
FOR 2325: Interactions at the Neurovascular Interface since 2016 P. Vajkoczy

Priority Programmes

SPP 2041: Computational Connectomics since 2017 A. Kühn, P. Ritter

Further Funding Support

NeuroCure PIs

Einstein Foundation

Einstein Center for Neurosciences since 2016  
Einstein Professorships    
Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences   D. Schmitz
Genetics   S. Sigrist
Einstein Research Projects
Mechanisms of critical illness-induced cognitive dysfunction 2017 - 2020 M. Larkum

German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Collaborative Project: Neuronale principles of active aging since 2015 A Flöel, S Sigrist, D Schmitz, V Haucke
Collaborative Project : Berlin longitudinal child study since 2013

C. Heim

ERC Synergy Grants



Brainplay since 2018

 M. Brecht, D Schmitz

Switchable rhodOpsins in Life Sciences (SOL) since 2020

 P. Hegeman

German Centers for Healthcare Research

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) since 2009 Schmitz D, Endres M, Garner C, Kühn A, Heppner F, Sigrist S
German Center for Mental Health (DZP) since 2021