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Luisa wins 3nd place at DNO Nationals in Heidelberg

Luisa Kües, student at the Gymnasium Nordhorn, won the 3rdprice at the national DNO final in Heidelberg. She is very interested in neuroscience and will participate at the international FENS conference in Berlin. “I love challenges” Luisa took part at the DNO competition in Berlin, since she is interested in Biology, Chemistry and Medicine, which are all combined within the field of neuroscience. Furthermore, she saw the participation as a challenge and she absolutely loves challenges. The next challenge will be her...

Mavie wins 2nd place at the DNO final in Heidelberg!

National 2nd place winner Mavie S., student at the Luisenschule in Mühlheim an der Ruhr, told us about her passion for neuroscience and her participation at the final in Heidelberg. Mavie learned about the regional DNO competition in Bonn from her chemistry teacher and decided to take part in the competition since she was already interested in neuroscience. The participation was a great chance for her to learn more about fascinating topic Neuroscience, “since there is so much we still don’t know”....

Report: Behaviour Conference 2017

By Isabel K:  2017 DNO Nationals, 3rd Place Winner As third placed competitor at the national round of the German Neuroscience Olympiad, I had the opportunity to spend a week in Estoril, Portugal and attended the 2017 Behaviour Conference on ethology. Therefore I said goodbye to the quite fitful summer in Germany and flew to Lisbon, a city near Estoril,  where I met Rebecca [second place Nationals winner] and Catarina Luis, one of the organizers of the DNO. The first conference...

Internship: Deep Brain Stimulation

By Julius B.:  2017 DNO-Bonn Nationals, 1st Place Winner I did an internship at the Charité in Berlin from 17th to 28th of July. There, I was able to join Prof. Kühn’s team which inquires several aspects of movement and movement disorders with a focus on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dystonia. Furthermore, I could spend time at the neurology ward observing many patients either suffering from movement disorders, stroke – both main research subjects at the Charité – Multiple Sclerosis, and...

Internship: Immunology of the eye

By Emily S.:  2017 DNO-Bonn Regionals, 1st Place Winner As another regional winner of the DNO, I could experience a student research internship which was organized by the DNO Team. Thanks to them I could stay at the “Langmann Lab”, a working group whose primary topic is the experimental immunology of the eye (a component of the CNS). The lab is located at the university hospital of cologne (Uniklinik Köln). As in most scientific labs most of the staff consists of...

Praktikum – Leibniz Institut für Altersforschung

Von Rebecca R.:  2017 DNO Nationals, 2rd Place Winner Ich durfte vom 22. bis zum 24. Mai ein sehr kurzes aber auch überaus spannendes Praktikum im Leibniz Institut für Altersforschung in Jena absolvieren. Nach den üblichen Sicherheitshinweisen am Montagmorgen konnte ich direkt am Laboralltag teilnehmen und die Präparation eines Gehirns eines Mäuse-Embryos beobachten. Die daraus extrahierten Neuronen wurden für die weitere Arbeit im Labor benötigt. Für mich war es wirklich interessant bei der Präparation, die ein hohes Maß an Präzession erforderte,...

Congratulations to Julius!

Julius Böhme is Germany’s 2017 Nationals Neuroscience Champion! Julius Böhme is a 17 years old student attending the Gymnasium “Am Sonnenberg,” Crivitz in Demen, Germany. He is also a former Deutsche SchülerAcademy student participant. As a student interested in neuroscience, he elected to participate in 7th annual Deutsche Neurowissenschaften-Olympiade (DNO e.V.) competition series. DNO e.V. is a Germany-wide, non-profit platform offering neuroscience outreach and educational activities for high school students. At DNO e.V, it’s our goal to provide the next generation...