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The different research groups at the FBI gather in regular meetings as a platform for mutual exchange on ongoing projects, analysis methods, new approaches and ideas.

FBI Meeting

New projects and results as well as methodological issues are discussed in the weekly FBI Meeting.

Time: Monday, 17:00 - 18:00

Location: online or as announced.

Program: Topics are announced by email in the days before the meeting.

Recovery Meeting

In the Recovery Meeting we discuss current research projects on brain reorganisation and plasticity as well as other topics related to the field of neurology.

Time: Wednesday, 15:00

Location: Neurology Department conference room 3/4.

Program: Topics are announced by email one day before the meeting.

Interested students of Medicine, Psychology, Biology, and other Faculties are invited to take part in the ongoing research projects at the FBI. In particular, we are pleased to offer a broad range of research internships, practical trainings, bachelor, master and doctoral theses.

MD Theses

The FBI offers the opportunity for medical students to obtain their MD theses. For this purpose, we are looking for medical students with a strong interest in Neurology and Neuroscience.

Time duration: To do a MD thesis at the FBI part-time will take at least one year. If you do the MD thesis full-time, it will take at least half a year.

Volume of work: Usually, a MD thesis consists of performing an experiment, which has been designed and planned before. Your job would be the recruitment of healthy subjects and patients, performing the imaging experiments and analyzing the data with SPM or another software. It might be possible that you also have to program an experiment.

Previous knowledge: No specific previous knowledge is needed. However, it is useful to have good computer skills and a broad knowledge of neuroanatomy.

Contact: Everybody interested in obtaining a MD degree at the FBI is welcome to attend our FBI meeting.

For further information concerning possible topics, please contact us.

Clinical internships

The Dept of Neurology of the University Medical Center Freiburg offers internships in clinical neuropsychology. The duration of these internships is usually six months. The focus of clinical internships are neuropsychological diagnostics of a broad spectrum of neurological disorders, getting to know specific diagnostic methods (e.g. MRI, EEG) as well as participating in clinical research.

Applicants should primarily be Master students with a strong interest in neuropsychology or biological psychology. They should have good computer skills and good organizational abilities.

For further information, please contact Tobias Bormann.

Research Internships

We offer research internships in our different research areas, either during a semester break or also part-time, alongside your studies (based on individual agreement). An internship offers the opportunity to get to know current research projects and new neuroscientific research methods and to work on a specific project independently.

If interested, it is possible to continue working at the FBI after an internship by doing a Bachelor or Master thesis. For further information, please contact us.

Bachelor and Master Theses

The current research projects at the FBI and in the department of neurology offer various opportunities for interesting Bachelor or Master theses. Depending on individual interest it is possible to choose between clinical and basic science approaches on different topics (attention, memory, language, perception, executive functions, etc.) either with healthy subjects or with patients. A broad spectrum of neuroscientific methods can be used (behavioral experiments, fMRI, sMRI, fNIRS, EEG/ERP, TMS, determination of genetic polymorphisms).

The thesis will be supervised directly at the FBI. The supervision will be coordinated closely with the supervisor at the Dept. of Psychology. For further information, please contact us.

For further information, please contact Simon Maier.

FBI Contacts


  • Neurozentrum
    Breisacher Straße 64
    79106 Freiburg
  • Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
    Hauptstraße 5
    79104 Freiburg