Established by the European Union in 2007, the ERC is the premier European funding organization for outstanding exploratory research. You can win from any country in Europe, but you have to apply and write a suitable proposal.
A member of a scientific academy is expected to have outstanding knowledge and achievements. This is also true when it comes to the pan-European Young Academy of Europe (YAE), of which Csaba Cserép has been a member since August.
Neuroimmunology is one of the most promising areas of research in neuroscience today. An article by Ádám Dénes and his research team in Cell Reports explores the relationship between microglia and neurons and its importance in the developing nervous system.
To understand what happens in the brain during behavioral disorders, it is necessary to understand the brain's reward system. This is where the article by Ferenc Mátyás Ferenc and Ákos Babiczky, published in eLife, contributes new data and approaches.
For a young researcher, attending an international conference for the first time is a thrilling experience, especially if it is one of the most prestigious major conferences in its field. Four of our institute's young researchers were participants at the FENS Forum in the famous city of Paris. They shared some of their experiences with us.
To understand the complex processes of learning, we also need the tools of computational neuroscience. The results of Szabolcs Káli's group, published in eLife, have already attracted a lot of interest.
It is well known that women tend to console themselves with a piece of chocolate. The work of Erik Hrabovszky and his team could help to find a cure for infertility, the biggest sorrow for many women, by unravelling the role of a peptid named after a chocolate.