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Grants & Awards

  • Max Planck Research Group (MPG) (2016 - 2020)
    This 5 year research program will fund a major research project to understand the genetic basis of vocal communication in mammals. This work is largely to do with behavioral experiments in animal models and building large networks of the genes involved to better understand the genetic contribution to communicative behavior such as learned vocalizations.
  • HFSP Research Grant (2016 - 2019)
    Collaborative project with the LMU and TUM Munich and UC Berkely to investigate the genetic, neurobiological and behavioural underpinnings of vocal learning in bats. Lead PI: Dr. S. Vernes
  • Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (CIG), EU (2013 - 2017)
    A tangled web: FOXP2 and neuronal networks

    This project investigates the role of Foxp2 in mouse neurons using model systems including in vitro cell models and ex vivo neuronal cultures. This project is primarily focused on neuronal phenotypes and network connectivity. The major goals of this project are to define the role of Foxp2 in developing neuronal circuitry.

  • Radboud University Medical Centre, research grant (2014 - 2018)
    Foxp2 and Language Related Neural Networks
    This project investigates the function of Foxp2 in cortico-striatal circuits in the mouse brain. The major goal of this project is to understand how Foxp2 is involved in the development neural circuitry and how mutations identified in language impairment patients affect these circuits.

Last checked 2017-07-27 by Sonja Vernes / Paolo Devanna

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