The Einstein Foundation Berlin was founded in 2009 by the State of Berlin, with a mission to establish the city as a centre of scientific excellence. To this aim, an independent commission awards researchers of high international calibre with research grants, so they can visit and collaborate with fellow investigators in Berlin.
Research Director at IMBB-FORTH, Dr. Poirazi, is one of the 4 fellowship grantees for the year 2019, and will receive € 450,000 over the course of 3 years to establish a working group with Dr. Larkum at Humboldt University. Both will join forces and niche expertise to delineate the neural mechanisms of behavioural flexibility as observed in mice. The grant will further materialise their long-standing collaboration, while offering great opportunities for transfer of knowledge and skills.