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Inauguration of the Center of Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)

On Friday, 26 February, the University of Lübeck will inaugurate its Center of Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM) with an symposium

In future, some 300 scientists and doctoral researchers from 18 nations will be working in the internationally excellently co-ordinated and co-operating research network “Brain, Behavior and Metabolism.” In 33 workgroups, physicians, biologists, psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, and physicists will be researching the relationships between sleep, metabolism, eating behaviour, and obesity.

Milestone on the Way to Modern Life Science Campus

Following a recommendation of the science council dating back to 2010, the 38 million euro investment for the new building was jointly financed by federal and state funds. For the University of Lübeck, the inauguration of the research facility marks another important milestone on its way to a modern life science campus of the 21st century.

Inauguration with celebrities from politics and science

At the opening ceremony on Friday 26th February, official opening address are expected by Kristin Alheit, Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Science and equality of Schleswig-Holstein, Bernd Saxe, Mayor of Lübeck, Prof. Dr. Jens Scholz, CEO of University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Prof. Dr. Simone Fulda, chairman of the Committee of research Facilities, Science, Prof. Dr. Katja Becker, Vice-President of the German research Foundation and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association speak greetings. The guest lecture will be held by Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerhard Roth, a professor of behavioural biology and director of the Institute for Brain Research, University of Bremen. Following the opening, the 1st International Symposium CBBM “Energy Metabolism Between Reward and Revenge” will take place in Lübeck.The topic of the symposium “Energy Metabolism Between Reward and Revenge” is central to the most of the research groups at the CBBM and is also one of the core themes of the DFG funded Collaborative Research Centre /Transregio 134 “Ingestive Behavior: Homeostasis and Reward” and the DFG Research Training Group 1957 “Adipocyte-Brain Crosstalk”.

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