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Katrin Franke selected as EMBO Young Investigator

Tübingen vision scientist joins Europe's top young researcher network

Katrin Franke, research group leader at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, becomes a new member of the EMBO network of young researchers. The 26 life scientists, selected for the programme based on scientific excellence, will have access to a variety of networking opportunities and funding, starting from January 2022.

Dr. Katrin Franke is a new member of the EMBO Young Investigator Network.

With her research proposal “Tracing visual computations from the retina to behavior”, Katrin Franke was selected for the EMBO Young Investigator programme 2022 – 2024. Her research addresses the important question of how different visual channels extracted by the retina are integrated in downstream visual brain areas to drive behavior. For that, she uses the mouse as a model system and employs a combination of techniques like population calcium imaging and machine learning. “I am very happy to be part of the EMBO Young Investigator programme for the next four years. Next to mentoring for myself and funding for the lab, I am particularly grateful for the numerous opportunities available to the students in the lab, like exchange visits and conference funding. I am also looking forward to many exciting interactions with other researchers in the EMBO network”.

The Press Release can be found here