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Talking Science 2024

After having to postpone last year, Prof. Eve Marder (Brandeis) will be this year's guest on April 25-26, 2024 at the LMU Biocenter


Prof. Marder will be giving the Julius Bernstein Lecture at 17:00 on Thu., 25.04. in the large lecture hall (B00.019) of the LMU Biocenter, as well as an Open Discussion Forum on Fri., 26.04. at 14:00 in the GSN Seminar Room (D00.003), LMU Biocenter. In addition to these public events, several smaller roundtable formats are planned with Prof. Marder. See more details on the event webpage.



Eve Marder, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University, is a pioneer in the dissection of neural circuits. Her work on neuromodulation, plasticity, and homeostasis in the lobster stomatogastric ganglion was instrumental in bringing about a paradigm shift in the study of neural circuits, establishing that they are not mere hard-wired systems with a fixed output, but that they are capable of dynamically altering their input-output properties.

Moreover, she has made crucial contributions to the conjunction of mathematical and computational methods in conjunction with experimental neuroscience: together with Larry Abbott, she developed the dynamic clamp method, which allows researchers to introduce mathematically modelled synaptic or other conductances into biological neurons.

More recently, Prof. Marder has combined computational modelling with electrophysiology to investigate how neural networks with vastly different properties can give rise to surprisingly similar patterns of activity, and how neural networks maintain their long-term stability in the face of perennial turnover of the brain's underlying biological hardware.

Prof. Marder is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, the Gruber Prize in Neuroscience, and the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences. In 2007, she was president of the Society for Neuroscience. She holds honorary doctorates from Princeton and Tel Aviv University.


We are very much looking forward to welcoming Prof. Marder this year, and look forward to seeing you there!

Your Talking Science team

Dina von Werder, José Maria Martínez de Paz, and Lukas Meyerolbersleben