Graduate Programs

With the aim at fostering a new generation of scientists who have been trained in both mathematical / computational skills and neuroscientific methodologies. Therefore the Bernstein Center Berlin has set up two international, interdisciplinary graduate programs:

→ Master Program
→ Doctoral Program


Michael Brecht together with Daphne Bavelier (Univ. de Genève), Robert Gütig (Charité), and Dietmar Schmitz (Charité) receive the very competitive ERC Synergy Grant.


Michael Brecht erhält zusammen mit Daphne Bavelier (Univ. de Genève), Robert Gütig (Charité) und Dietmar Schmitz (Charité) das sehr kompetitive ERC Synergy Grant von der EU.


Helene Schmidt-Helmstaedter has been awarded with the Humboldt Preis for her PhD thesis "Large-scale circuit reconstruction in medial entorhinal cortex" in Michael Brecht's group.


Helene Schmidt-Helmstaedter wurde für Ihre Doktorarbeit mit dem Thema "Large-scale circuit reconstruction in medial entorhinal cortex" mit dem Humboldt Preis geehrt.



The Bernstein Center Berlin was founded in 2004 and addresses one of the most challenging questions in computational and cognitive neuroscience:

“How is it possible that we can react to sensory stimuli with millisecond precision if intermediate processing elements – on the level of single synapses, single neurons, small networks and even large neural systems – vary significantly in their response to the same repeated stimulus?”

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