Testimonials

Benjamin

Goettingen, Germany

I am now doing research for more than 10 years in system neuroscience, specialized on motor-systems monkey electrophysiology. My fascination and my passion for neuroscience is still the same as back then when I conducted my first project. In retrospect it all started with my decision to study neuroscience in Magdeburg. The combination of courses covering most relevant fields of neuroscience combined with one lab rotation per semester allowed me to acquire a profound knowledge about the field as well as to develop my own research interest. Especially, the unique opportunity to experience research in one of Germanys excellent research institute the Leibniz institute for neuroscience (LIN), where several courses take place, turned out to be very helpful for my further career. At the end, it was me working in parallel as a research assistance in Frank Ohl’s lab that made me decide to become a scientist.

Aparajita

Lund University, Sweden

I didn't expect my master thesis to be considered by Nature (under consideration now) or that I would have the opportunity to get the Marie Curie grant for my Ph.D. But I am on my way and it all started with the Integrative Neuroscience masters program. It was not the easiest thing for me to do. Especially the Theoretical Neuroscience and MATLAB were living nightmares. But now I am grateful that I had to take those courses and I had that exposure. These days, molecular biology and bioinformatics walk hand in hand and the Theoretical Neuroscience actually equipped me with the courage and theunderstanding to dig dipper into the realm of bioinformatics. I think this is the best part of this masters, that it integrates and teaches different branches of Neuroscience and gives one the opportunity to pick one to continue with, with a collaborative understanding about the other branches.

Anne

Berkeley, USA

I finished the program in 2011 and I really enjoyed it. The MSc program is unique as it provides a solid background in various domains of neuroscience. The classes are very small and courses are taught by scientists from the internationally renowed research centers in Magdeburg. The labrotations allow you to gain experience in and get a taste of different research areas, and finally specialize in the field that you are most interested in. I decided to stay for my PhD (in Emrah Düzel’s lab) since Magdeburg offers an outstanding range of neuroimaging techniques to study human behaviour.

Sai Karthik

Tübingen, Germany

This is Sai Karthik. My experience in Magdeburg has been very enlightening. The MSc Integrative Neuroscience is an all-encompassing program in Neuroscience. I was attracted to the wide and diverse array of courses cateringto all branches of Neuroscience. The lab rotations, journal clubs and presentations equipped me with the skills for pursuing a PhD. Magdeburg is a University town and definitely you would not be treated to a typical party atmosphere. However, it is rich in nature and a nature lover like me enjoyed thescenic beauty the city had to offer.

Benjamin

I am now doing research for more than 10 years in system neuroscience, specialized on motor-systems monkey electrophysiology. My fascination and my passion for neuroscience is still the same as back then when I conducted my first project. In retrospect it all started with my decision to study neuroscience in Magdeburg. The combination of courses covering most relevant fields of neuroscience combined with one lab rotation per semester allowed me to acquire a profound knowledge about the field as well as to develop my own research interest. Especially, the unique opportunity to experience research in one of Germanys excellent research institute the Leibniz institute for neuroscience (LIN), where several courses take place, turned out to be very helpful for my further career. At the end, it was me working in parallel as a research assistance in Frank Ohl’s lab that made me decide to become a scientist.

Aparajita

I didn't expect my master thesis to be considered by Nature (under consideration now) or that I would have the opportunity to get the Marie Curie grant for my Ph.D. But I am on my way and it all started with the Integrative Neuroscience masters program. It was not the easiest thing for me to do. Especially the Theoretical Neuroscience and MATLAB were living nightmares. But now I am grateful that I had to take those courses and I had that exposure. These days, molecular biology and bioinformatics walk hand in hand and the Theoretical Neuroscience actually equipped me with the courage and theunderstanding to dig dipper into the realm of bioinformatics. I think this is the best part of this masters, that it integrates and teaches different branches of Neuroscience and gives one the opportunity to pick one to continue with, with a collaborative understanding about the other branches.

Anne

I finished the program in 2011 and I really enjoyed it. The MSc program is unique as it provides a solid background in various domains of neuroscience. The classes are very small and courses are taught by scientists from the internationally renowed research centers in Magdeburg. The labrotations allow you to gain experience in and get a taste of different research areas, and finally specialize in the field that you are most interested in. I decided to stay for my PhD (in Emrah Düzel’s lab) since Magdeburg offers an outstanding range of neuroimaging techniques to study human behaviour.

Sai Karthik

This is Sai Karthik. My experience in Magdeburg has been very enlightening. The MSc Integrative Neuroscience is an all-encompassing program in Neuroscience. I was attracted to the wide and diverse array of courses cateringto all branches of Neuroscience. The lab rotations, journal clubs and presentations equipped me with the skills for pursuing a PhD. Magdeburg is a University town and definitely you would not be treated to a typical party atmosphere. However, it is rich in nature and a nature lover like me enjoyed thescenic beauty the city had to offer.

Viola

Oulu, Finland

I was enrolled in the Integrative Neuroscience Program from October 2010 until April 2013. I chose this neuroscience program because it offers the possibility to experience all branches of neuroscience combined with a small number of students. Depending on the bachelor studies, there will be some courses that need specific attention of the student. Since I studied Medical Engineering Science (including 8 lectures of "biology for computer scientists"), the advanced level of the molecular biology and physiology courses were a real challenge for me. One big advantage of the study program is that courses are taught in English and that students with different cultural and scientific backgrounds are joined. I enjoyed the possibility to take a peak into different research areas during the labrotations and chose a master project in the field of psychiatric neuroimaging with PD Dr. med. Martin Walter. The unique combination of innovative research facilities, strong collaborations between institutes, and exciting research topics motivated me to stay for my PhD in Martin Walter's CANLAB in Magdeburg. 

Viola

I was enrolled in the Integrative Neuroscience Program from October 2010 until April 2013. I chose this neuroscience program because it offers the possibility to experience all branches of neuroscience combined with a small number of students. Depending on the bachelor studies, there will be some courses that need specific attention of the student. Since I studied Medical Engineering Science (including 8 lectures of "biology for computer scientists"), the advanced level of the molecular biology and physiology courses were a real challenge for me. One big advantage of the study program is that courses are taught in English and that students with different cultural and scientific backgrounds are joined. I enjoyed the possibility to take a peak into different research areas during the labrotations and chose a master project in the field of psychiatric neuroimaging with PD Dr. med. Martin Walter. The unique combination of innovative research facilities, strong collaborations between institutes, and exciting research topics motivated me to stay for my PhD in Martin Walter's CANLAB in Magdeburg.