Events for the Public

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Brain Awareness Week Berlin ⁞ März 2018

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign that informs about the progress and benefits of brain research. Every year in March, brain researchers present their work to the public and answer questions about the brain and about their research.

This year Brain Awareness Week Berlin will take place from March 12-17. The event will be jointly organized by the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, the Center for Stroke Research Berlin, and the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure. Admission for all events is free.

Participating Berlin science institutions will present a varied program during the action week, including lectures, workshops, and films for school children and adults. More information about the program is available at http://www.baw-berlin.de/.

Brain Awareness Week Berlin is financially supported by the DANA Foundation and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

 


 Book presentation in the Buchhändlerkeller and the exhibition "The Beautiful Mind" 

Lecture and workshop for school children

 

Berlin Brains Lecture Series ⁞ February-June 2018

The "Berlin Brains" lecture series at URANIA is organized jointly by the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, and the Center for Stroke Research Berlin. This lecture series increases the visibility of the neurosciences in Berlin and highlights the funding invested in these areas. The next lecture series will take place in 2018.

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Previous "Berlin Brains" lecture series: 2015, 2016

 

Soapbox Science @ Berlin Science Week ⁞ November 7, 2017

On Tuesday November 7th, 2017, 12 - 2 pm at the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz, Soapbox Science staged its second event in Berlin, this time as part of Berlin Science Week (see the 2017 highlights video). Visitors joined us for talks on subjects ranging from structural biology and neuroscience to ecology and climate change. This event, which was free to the public, was co-sponsored by NeuroCure, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, and the IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in support of women in science.

Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Soapbox Science events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; they follow the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists. No middleman, no powerpoint slide, no amphitheatre – just remarkable women in science who are there to amaze you with their latest discoveries, and to answer the science questions you have been burning to ask.

Speakers:
Mariana Cerdeira, Wing Ying Chow, Teresa De Marzo, Sophie Dithmer, Anja Eggert, Constance Holman, Zara Khan, Katarzyna Winek

Photos: Cecilia Kruszynski

International Literature Festival Berlin ⁞ September 06-16, 2017

The 17th International Literature Festival Berlin took place from September 6 - 16th, 2017. Approximately 200 authors present their work at the festival every year. NeuroCure was represented this year in the "Science and the Humanities" section, which focuses on the presentation of scientific thinking, scientific results, and disputes. NeuroCure contributors in 2017 included:

06.09. / 09:00 pm / Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Dietmar Schmitz teaches us reverence for the brain.

07.09. / 06:00 pm / Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Ulrich Dirnagl and Jochen Müller: »Ich glaub, mich trifft der Schlag« Professor meets science slammer to talk about the brain.

12.09. / 06:00 pm / Buchhändlerkeller
John-Dylan Haynes talks about the brain's language: consciousness, art and subjectivity.

www.literaturfestival.com

 Dietmar Schmitz lehrt uns die Ehrfurcht vor dem Gehirn.
Dietmar Schmitz teaches us reverence for the brain.

Ulrich Dirnagl and Jochen Müller: »Ich glaub, mich trifft der Schlag«Ulrich Dirnagl and Jochen Müller: »Ich glaub, mich trifft der Schlag«.

 John-Dylan Haynes talks about the brain's language: Consciousness, Art and SubjectivityJohn-Dylan Haynes talks about the brain's language: consciousness, art and subjectivity.

 

Long Night of the Sciences ⁞ June 24, 2017
During the Long Night of the Sciences, researchers present their areas of expertise at scientific institutions in Berlin and Potsdam, show experiments, and are available to the interested public for questions. In 2017 the event took place on June 24, from 5 p.m. until midnight.

NeuroCure participated in the Long Night of the Sciences alongside the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin and the Center for Stroke Research Berlin. At our booth in the CharitéCrossOver building (CCO) on the Charité Campus Mitte interesting talks, short films, a quiz and the Science Slam were offered to the public.

Lectures presented in German
5:30 p.m.
Hospital on wheels – on the move with the stroke emergency mobile
In stroke, rapid diagnosis and initiation of therapy are crucial to a patient's well-being. Neurologist Dr. Alexander Kunz introduces research projects around the stroke emergency mobile and reports on experiences in the field.
6:30 p.m.
Brain and gut – the influence of the microbiota
The intestinal microbiota (intestinal flora) and its contribution to brain function and neurological diseases is currently a hot field in neuroscience research. Dr. Katarzyna Winek introduces the topic and presents the latest studies on the influence of the microbiota on the pathogenesis and prognosis of stroke.
7:30 p.m.
Of polar bears and humans - autoimmune brain diseases
Knut, the famous polar bear from the Berlin Zoo, suffered from an autoimmune disease of the brain. This non-contagious disease called "anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis" occurs in a similar form in humans. The clinical picture and its consequences are presented by Nina Wenke.
 

Charité Science Slam
18:00  Infectiology & Immunology
19:00  Regenerative Medicine
20:00  ***Neurosciences***
21:00  Final!
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www.langenachtderwissenschaften.de

NeuroCure booth at LNDW 2017 in the CCO building (Photos Stephan Niespodzia)

 

Polaroids LNDW 2017

 

Soapbox Science ⁞ June 4, 2017

On Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 2 to 5 pm on the Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin hosted its very first Soapbox Science event. The event was co-sponsored in part by the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure and the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin.

Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. These events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate. The Soapbox Science platform aims to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists.

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Photos: Cecilia Kruszynski