The Neuroscience Research Center (NWFZ) - Interdisciplinary science on functional units of nervous systems
The Neuroscience Research Center has helped establish the neurosciences as a scientific focus area and strengthened the profile of the Charité externally. Its members, through their initiatives and participation in collaborative projects have created lasting structures for the neurosciences in Berlin.
Special mention should be made of the close connection between the NWFZ and the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure, particularly as many former and current members of the NWFZ played a key role in NeuroCure's success.
Scientists of the NWFZ have also been involved, among other things, in establishing the Berlin site of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and were recently successful in acquiring funding for the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN).