The Shared Resources support the following Research Initiatives:


immunosensationCluster of Excellence “ImmunoSensation”

The Excellence Cluster takes an interdisciplinary approach to elucidating the principles of the immune sensory system. In conjunction with experts in classical sensory systems, we aim at resolving the spatiotemporal regulation of sensory input on the receptor level, where clear similarities to classical sensory systems exist.


Bonn Center of Neuroscience

The Bonn Center of Neuroscience (BCN) is the central network for neuroscience at the University of Bonn. At the BCN, more than 300 scientists share a passion for understanding the brain, the most complex and fascinating organ in mammals. BCN scientist pursue intellectually ambitious approaches to clarify underlying mechanisms on levels ranging from single cells to networks underlying complex behavior.


sfb1089logoSFB 1089 “Synaptic Micronetworks”

All mammalian behavior relies on the recruitment of neuronal ensembles into precisely orchestrated discharges. How the different cellular and synaptic elements of a neuronal ensemble cooperate to produce characteristic patterns of activity in the central nervous system is a fundamental and important question in neuroscience. Resolving the function of elementary synaptic microcircuits that form a more complex circuitry will therefore significantly advance our understanding of brain function.


logoDieser Forschungsverbund dreier Hochschulen befaßt sich mit dem wissenschaftlich und klinisch hoch bedeutsamen Thema “Organfibrosen: Von den Mechanismen der Schädigung zur Beeinflussung der Erkrankung”. Die Forscherinnen und Forscher wenden sich den Fibrosen, der krankhaften Vermehrung von Bindegewebe, in Leber und Niere zu. Derartige Vernarbungen haben häufig einen tödlichen Ausgang und verursachen zudem hohe Behandlungskosten.


BIGS Neuroscience

bigs-neuroscience-logoThe Bonn International Graduate School of Neuroscience (BIGS Neuroscience) is committed to providing a top-level, internationally competitive program in the rapidly developing field of neuroscience. The school is focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying complex behavior, and the application of these insights to central nervous system disorders. This interdisciplinary school includes scientists from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in the Helmholtz Association and the Research Institute Caesar in the Max Planck Association.


Bo&MeRanG GRK 2168

Bo&MeRanG aims at the development of a joint PhD program between Bonn and Melbourne, in which students work with eminent scientists at both locations. Areas of core expertise in Bonn include the role of local APCs in disease models, immune pattern sensing and transcriptional immune regulation. Notably, all German Bo&MeRanG applicants are “ImmunoSensation” members.