Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences
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The Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN) offers well-structured and optimally supervised training for a new generation of neuroscientists, giving them not only the ability to develop new approaches and methods but also to gain a broad understanding of the complexity of the scientific subject and a profound knowledge of the theory of science. Based on a good understanding of the molecular and cellular foundations of neurobiology, the participants should acquire a deeper knowledge of neuron-neuron interaction (synaptic transfer and the dynamics of development and function), the dynamics of neuron-glia interaction, the rules of information transfer in simple and complex circuits of single brain centers, and the interaction of different brain centers. Courses and topics for PhD projects include a broad range of experimental techniques and theoretical approaches. Since neuroscience has an increasing impact on our self-conception and on society, teaching and research in the school also address philosophical and ethical questions.