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Researchers at the DPZ analyse the brain activity of non human primates during the execution of hand grasping movements. The neuronal information could one day be used to control a robotic hand as a prosthesis for paralyzed people. Photo: Sebastian Lehman

Researchers at the DPZ analyse the brain activity of non human primates during the execution of hand grasping movements. The neuronal information could once be used to control a robotic hand as a prosthesis for paralyzed people. Photo: Sebastian Lehmann

Fine motor skills for robotic hands

The photo shows two scientists and a suitcase.

Infection researcher Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed and the head of the Unit of Infection Models at the German Primate Center (DPZ), Dr. med. vet. Christiane Stahl-Hennig, present the laboratory in a suitcase which Abd El Wahed invented. Photo: Karin Tilch

Suitcase laboratory for rapid detection of Ebola

A rhesus macaque (Macaca Mulatta) at the DPZ primate husbandry. Photo: Karin Tilch

A rhesus macaque (Macaca Mulatta) at the DPZ primate husbandry. Photo: Karin Tilch

Ethologist and Neurobiologist win the German Primate Center Award

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The section Infection Research researches viruses like HIV, influenza (flu) and ebola and newly emerging viruses. Additionally, illnesses caused by bacteria and parasites are investigated.
The section Neuroscience researches the basics of cognitive performance in the central nervous system and neurodegenerative illnesses as well as control of movements and the visual perception.
Research in the section Organismic Primate Biology is focussed on evolutionary basics of social and mating systems, ecology, vocal communication, biology of stem cells, and genetics in primates.

Events

Jan
29

DPZ-Colloquium

Prof. Jann Hau, Univ of Copenhagen, DK

Non-invasive stress assessment in non-human primates

Feb
05

DPZ-Colloquium

Prof. Jenny Tung, Duke Population Research Institute, Durham, USA

Evolutionary and genomic insights into the effects of social adversity on health