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Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience


Our mission

The Bernstein Association for Computational Neuroscience supports science, research and education in Computational Neuroscience, and disseminates research themes and findings to the public. It is recognized as a non-profit organization.

Our activities

Your benefits

  • cooperative and cutting-edge research network in neuroscience across disciplines
  • unique research infrastructure
  • strong international network partners
  • stepping stone to your scientific career
  • reduced fees to the annual international Bernstein Conference
  • travel grants for young researchers
  • Bernstein Newsletter with in-depth research news, network news, and activities of the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience
  • Bernstein Bulletin, an e-newsletter bringing you the latest news and events, job vacancies and new calls within the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience

 Committees of the Bernstein Network


  • Deputy Chairman
    Matthias Bethge
    (BCCN Tübingen, University of Tübingen, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics)
  • Treasurer
    Thomas Wachtler-Kulla
    (BCCN Munich, G-Node, LMU Munich)


  • Udo Ernst, University of Bremen
  • Julijana Gjorgjieva, Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt; Technical University of Munich
  • Stefan Rotter, University of Freiburg
  • Susanne Schreiber, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Tatjana Tchumatchenko, Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
  • Florentin Wörgötter, University of Goettingen

The steering committee supports the work of the executive committee. It consists of scientists of the Bernstein Network. In 2017, the steering committee was elected for the first time in order to anchor the responsibility for the further development of the network more broadly and to support the executive committee in making important decisions.


  • Laura Bella Naumann, Technical University Berlin (students/ PhD candidates)
  • Katharina Wilmes, Imperial College London (Postdocs)



Bernstein Computational Neuroscience e.V.
c/o Bernstein Coordination Site
Branch Office of the
Forschungszentrum Jülich
at the University of Freiburg
Hansastr. 9a
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49-761-203-9583
Fax: +49-761-203-9585
Registered at Registergericht Freiburg i. Br.
VR 700301
St.-Nr. 06469/43037


Bank Account:

Sparkasse Freiburg-Nördlicher Breisgau
Account No.: 12953468
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