Organizational Structure

The Speaker
The Speaker of the IMPRS for Brain & Behavior is Kevin Briggman, Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and the current Managing Scientific Director at caesar. The Speaker's responsibility will rotate every two years between the Scientific Directors at caesar.

Steering Committee 
The Steering Committee deals with the successful implementation of the IMPRS, budgetary and financial aspects, and the reporting to the Max Planck Society. The Committee consists of:

  • Heinz Beck (IEECR, Uni Bonn Medical Faculty)
  • Kevin Briggman (caesar; IMPRS Speaker)
  • Jason Kerr (caesar)
  • Aneta Koseska (caesar)
  • James Lightfoot (caesar)
  • Michael Pankratz (LIMES, Uni Bonn Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty)
  • Vera Schluessel (Inst. of Zoology, Uni Bonn Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty)
  • Gaia Tavosanis (DZNE, LIMES, Uni Bonn Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty)

Teaching Committee
The Teaching Committee decides on all aspects of the curriculum, as well as ensure that all required teaching modules for the formal completion of a doctoral degree are provided to students on a regular basis. The Teaching Committee consists of:

  • Heinz Beck (IEECR, Uni Bonn Medical Faculty)
  • Kevin Briggman (caesar, IMPRS Speaker)
  • Marcel Oberlaender (caesar)
  • Tobias Rose (IEECR, Uni Bonn Medical Faculty)
  • Monika Scholz (caesar)

Selection Committee
The Selection Committee is composed of all IMPRS faculty members. The Selection Committee meets once per year during the student selection process and makes the final decisions on the admission of students to the IMPRS program. It also pre-evaluates online applications before the Selection Symposium in Bonn.