To support the work of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience the Max Planck Florida Foundation was established with a mission to attain private philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and foundations across the United States by organizing and coordinating all fundraising programs in support of the mission, objectives, and programs of the Institute. The Max Planck Florida Foundation is governed by a board of trustees and is led by its President, Dr. Claudia Hillinger.
Even scientists occasionally believe only what they can see. Modern imaging methods and microscopy techniques, such as fluorescence microscopy and magnetic resonance imaging, enable them to watch living cells live at work. Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience want to use and develop methods and technologies that will allow them to see the processes occurring inside cells down to the molecular level. It is the Max Planck Society’s first research institute in the USA. Scientists at the Institute are devoting their efforts to, among other things, a three-dimensional map of the cerebral cortex in the brains of mice to graphically represent the position and networking of synapses and nerve cells. These findings will also contribute to a better understanding of the human brain.