European Neuroscience Institute

STED Microscopy

The European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen (ENI-G) was founded in 2000 by Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher (Max-Planck-Institute for biophysical Chemistry), Prof. Dr. Diethelm W. Richter (University Medical Center Göttingen, Dept. of Neuro- and Sensory Physiology) and Prof. Dr. Walter Stühmer (Max-Planck-Institute for experimental Medicine) as a cooperation project between the University Medical Center of Georg-August-University Göttingen and the Max-Planck Society. The Institute is supported by the: Max-Planck Society and the University Medical Center Göttingen.

ENI-G is committed to the promotion of independent research by young investigators distinguished by high standards and scientific excellence. The Institute is devoted to experimental research on the functions and diseases of the nervous system. Currently, it is housing four independent research groups performing basic molecular and cellular research concerning neurobiology. The aim is to understand the molecular mechanisms of the brain in its normal and disease state. The long-term goal is to foster the treatment of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.

The outstanding scientific community in Göttingen, such as the German Primate Centre, the Max-Planck Institutes as well as various institutes of the Georg-August University offer excellent opportunities for cooperation. An important aim of ENI-G is the Europe-wide promotion of the training of students and scientists in the area of neurosciences. Therefore, the Institute established a research and training network in cooperation with similar research institutions in Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom.


European Neuroscience Institute
STED Microscopy
Grisebachstr. 5
37077 Göttingen
Field of Activity:
Research & Development
Research & Education
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