Frankfurt-HeidelbergWeek-Long Study Tour | Neuroscience Program

Required Course(s)
Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain
Available
Spring semester

Germany is at the forefront of neuroscience in Europe, and the cities of Frankfurt and Heidelberg are known as research hubs across many areas of science, including psychopharmacology and neurobiology. The presence of institutes such as the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences, or the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in this area of Germany is a sign of the high level of research performed here!

During the study tour, you will meet, learn from, and tour the labs of leading researchers in the field of psychopharmacology. Through academic lectures, institution and university visits, and tours of lab and clinical facilities, you will be able to ask questions, discuss treatment approaches to psychiatric disorders, and learn more about the future of neuroscience.

You will have the opportunity to see how the knowledge you learn in the classroom translates into research, treatment, and education approaches in a real-world environment. To contextualize your studies, the study tour will be supplemented with visits to museums, historic sites, and cultural landmarks.

Tour Objectives

  • Broaden your perspective on developments in the neuroscience field, specifically within psychiatric disorders
  • Learn about cutting-edge neurobiological and psychopharmacological research through visiting clinical and lab-based research institutions and hospitals
  • Gain insight into collaboration between academia, research, and clinical application

Possible Activities

  • Visit researchers at the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research or the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience in Frankfurt
  • Meet with leading psychopharmacological experts, explore their work, and discuss the challenges within their field
  • See demonstrations of imaging techniques and research models