Funding for Neurobiology Research Unit Extended by Three Years
Jülich/Düsseldorf, 10 December 2021 – In the event of a stroke, the blood flow in the brain is too low to satisfy the brain’s high energy demands. This usually leads to irreversible damage. The research unit “Synapses under stress” involving scientists from Bochum, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Jülich, Münster, and Twente is investigating the events that occur immediately after such a shortage in supply. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has allocated funding of approximately € 3 million to the research unit for a further three years. Neurobiologist Prof. Dr. Christine Rose from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) is spokesperson for the project, while Prof. Christoph Fahlke, director at Jülich’s Molecular and Cellular Physiology subinstitute, is the project’s deputy spokesperson.