The Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology (IRN) is located in the LIFE & BRAIN building and closely interacts with the LIFE & BRAIN GmbH and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). As part of the Medical Faculty, IRN offers seminars and courses in stem cell biology for the study programs Humanmedizin, Molecular Biomedicine and Master of Neuroscience as well as for the Graduate School BIGS Neuroscience and the SciMed program.
IRN is a member of the Stem Cell Network Northrhine Westphalia, the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN), the Center for Integrated Oncology Köln/Bonn (CIO), the Bonn Center of Neuroscience (BCN) and the Bonner Forum Biomedizin (BFB).
IRN participates in the European research consortia NeuroStemcellRepair and COSYN and the European bank for induced pluripotent stem cells (EBiSC) supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). IRN also participates in the BMBF-funded consortium IntegraMent and the project NeuRoWeg funded by the Ministry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Scientists of the IRN are funded by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (interdisciplinary projects and junior researcher grants), the Heisenberg program of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) or participate in the DFG programs FOR 1336, SFB704 and EXC1023.
The Institute receives further financial support from the Hertie-foundation (MS research program) and the Bayer Pharma AG (Grant-4-Target) and cooperates with the Strasbourg-based public-private partnership KSILINK.